Death Benefit and
Life Insurance Claims

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can claim?

If you were in a close personal relationship with the loved one, such as a spouse or a child, or you were financially dependent on the loved one, you are likely to have a claim for payment.

It is also possible for super fund members to nominate the beneficiary to whom a payment should be made.

If you want to find out if you are entitled to a death benefit, contact us today and one of our specialist lawyers will be happy to you.

Are there any time limits for making a claim?

It is recommended that you act as quickly as possible to retrieve these benefits with the help of a qualified solicitor, to ensure the super fund pays all you all your entitlements.

If you're unsure, then contact us today and one of our specialist lawyers will help you find your way through the paperwork.

Can death benefits be disputed?

Some binding nominations can be disputed. For example, some funds require the nomination to be made to a dependant, and the definition of dependant will potentially change from fund to fund. An ex-wife who met the definition at the time of the nomination may not meet the definition after a divorce or separation.

Similarly, a beneficiary who was not family, but financially dependent on a member at the time of nomination, and who was no longer financially dependent at the time of death, may no longer meet the required definition.

It can be complicated, so contact us for a free consultation and one of our expert lawyers can start sorting things out for you.

Are there time limits for disputing death benefits?

There are strict time limits that apply to disputing decisions made about the distribution of death benefits, so you should seek advice as soon as you can, especially if you have received notification of a claim decision from the super fund.

At MCL, our experienced lawyers will very quickly be able to find out where you stand, what your options are an weigh in on your behalf. Email us or call us for a free initial consultation on 1300 796 665 to speak with one of our specialist death benefit lawyers.

Why trust MCL with my Death Benefit or Life Insurance claim?

An internationally acclaimed Compensation Law Firm, Monaco Compensation Lawyers have an experienced team of lawyers specialising in death benefits and life insurance claims.  Over the years, we have helped thousands of Australians to access their loved-one’s entitlements.

Our reputation for being tough, experienced and well-prepared means that the insurance companies respect us and are more likely to offer up your maximum entitlements. Twenty years in the business means we know how to fast track your death benefit or life insurance claim releasing your entitlement to you as soon as possible.

In addition, prior to working for MCL, almost all of our claims team worked for insurance companies, giving them valuable insight into the tactics insurers and super funds sometimes use to try to reject your claim.

At MCL you will have your own expert lawyer, who will always be available to answer your questions.  Real people, delivering real results.

Find out more about us:

To speak directly to one of our lawyers regarding your death benefit or life insurance claim, and to get advice on any other benefits you might be entitled to, contact us today.

10 Reasons To Choose Us

No Win No Fee Guarantee

You can afford high quality legal representation without having to pay any upfront costs. We will never charge unless we successfully recover compensation. This means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you don’t have to reimburse us for any of the legal fees and expenses associated with your case.

Free advice from a solicitor

You can get free advice from one of our expert lawyers both on the phone and or in person. How does it work? You simply call us at 1300 769 665 and you will be transferred to one of our lawyers who will provide you with clear and comprehensive advice free of charge. You can also submit an enquiry online and, again, our written advice to you will be obligation free.

98% cases won

We win the overwhelming majority of our cases. Obviously, this doesn’t happen by chance – only hard, diligent work gets results. What does it mean for you? It means that nothing is left to chance and no stone is left unturned in getting you the successful result you deserve.

Award winning law firm

At MCL we take pride in our work and work tirelessly to be the best in the industry. We have been voted Personal Injury and Superannuation Law Firm of the Year 2018 in Australia (CorporateINTL Awards).

4.8 Star rating on Google

Don’t just take our word for it – look at independent Google reviews from our clients. In fact, Monaco has the highest Google rating within the industry.

Leaders in our field

For over 20 years MCL has been a leader in the field of compensation law. With 43 offices nationwide, we can deliver our services to you wherever you are. No matter how big or small your claim, we have the expertise to handle it successfully.

We are specialists in superannuation – TPD claims

At Monaco, our lawyers are some of the best trained and qualified in the industry. We have a team dealing exclusively with TPD/Superannuation claims, headed up by an Accredited Specialist. So no matter how complex your claim, we have the expertise to handle it successfully.

Maximum compensation

Don’t let insurance companies pay less than your claim is worth. You deserve substantial compensation for your suffering and it is our responsibility to get it for you. We have the training and expertise to ensure that nothing will be left to chance when preparing your claim. The result – maximum compensation recovered in every case.

We are in for the long haul

Compensation claims can be expensive to run. We have the financial muscle to go the distance against the limitless resources that can be deployed by the insurance companies. If we take your case, we’ll run it on a No Win No Fee basis, so you have nothing to lose.

Home and hospital visits

We have dealt with injured people over many years and understand that sometimes travelling to see a lawyer can be difficult. This is why we offer our free home and/or hospital visit service. All you need to do is ask!

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