The Government is consulting on draft changes to the early access to superannuation rules, following from a review.
Late in 2017 the Government started a review into the early access rules. The Government has now released draft proposals in response to some of the issues raised.
The Government seemingly found no systemic issues with the use of superannuation to pay for medical treatment. The consultation paper for the original review of early access rules noted the “rapid increase in the use of superannuation for medical treatment”. The review found “mixed views” from stakeholders, and so proposed “refinements” to improve the integrity of the system.