The amount of super you can withdraw is limited to what you reasonably require to meet the unpaid expense or expenses. How much you can withdraw is dependent on approval from the ATO and subject to your super balance.
Compassionate ground payments are taxed as a super lump sum. If you're under 60 years old, this is generally taxed between 17% and 22% (including Medicare Levy) and if you are aged 60 or older, this is generally tax free.
Any payment made will reduce your super account balance and may affect any insurance cover you have. If you have insurance cover and wish to maintain it you’ll need to have enough money in your super account to pay for it. In some circumstances insurance cover can cease, such as if no contributions are received in your super account for 16 months – you can apply to extend cover, providing you have at least $1,000 in your super account. To learn more about the other factors that could impact your insurance cover read our Insurance in your super guide