The Government's COVID-19 early access to super program ended on 31
December 2020 at 11.59pm AEDT (Melbourne time). Applications cannot be backdated or
accepted after 31 December 2020. From 1 January 2021, you can no longer apply for early access to super
via this government measure.
If you've applied for early access to super (COVID-19) via myGov on or before 31 December 2020, once the ATO approves it and informs us, we’ll process your payment as soon as possible and send it to your bank account. If you've withdrawn your full balance, your super account will close and any insurance cover you have through your super will cease.
Please note that we expect to make most payments within 5 business days after we receive your details from the ATO. This doesn’t include ATO processing time or any time your bank may take to put it in your account. See below for details.
If you withdrew super under the COVID-19 early release of super program in 2020, you can now re-contribute some or all the amount back into your super account, as part of a new Government measure – Re-contribution of COVID-19 early release amounts into superannuation measure. Find out how.
FAQs on what happens next after you apply
Get answers to your questions about your COVID-19 applications or payment.
The Government is providing financial assistance to Australians impacted by COVID-19 through income and household support payments. Many banks and utilities companies are also putting additional financial hardship support in place to help people get through the next six months.