For superannuation disability claims that include an insurance benefit, it may be possible to join the relevant life insurance company as a defendant to any civil court proceedings. However, the courts’ powers of review of any insurance company decision may also be limited.
The NSW Limitation Act 1969 imposes time limits on civil court action against a superannuation fund trustee or an insurer.
It is very important to seek expert legal advice before commencing civil proceedings.
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