SMSF trustees cannot release a member’s preserved or restricted non-preserved benefits until the member satisfies a ‘condition of release’. Once the trustee is satisfied that a condition of release has been met, they need to confirm whether any cashing restrictions apply to determine how much of the member’s interest can be released and in what form i.e. a lump sum or an income stream (pension).
This bulletin helps to identify the most common conditions of release an SMSF may come across as well as some of the more quirky conditions, and identifies any cashing restrictions that might apply
To read this bulletin in its entirety download the PDF version here.