In welcome news for superannuation members, the government has announced plans to simplify the payment of transition to retirement income streams (TRISs) so that they will always be permitted to automatically revert to a dependant upon the death of the original pensioner

This is designed to address a trap in the current legislation that is causing some administrative difficulties for funds when a TRIS recipient passes away.

TIP: With greater certainty about the payment of TRISs on death, now is a good time for superannuation members to review their estate plans.