Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Slipper to Help Dying muma[euro][TM]s Claim

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Slipper to Help Dying muma[euro][TM]s Claim

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Byline: Steve Zemek

PETER Slipper says he wants to take up the cause of a Sunshine Coast cancer patient who has been told she cannot access her superannuation.

The Member for Fisher (pictured) said he was aappalleda by the case of Warana woman Donna Penny.

The mother-of-two was given one to five years to live after a recurrence of cancer which she thought she had kicked.

The dental nurse was hoping to spend her remaining time with her family, but was told she could not access her fund.

Under federal legislation, someone with a terminal illness can apply to their superannuation fund trustee to have their benefits released early. However only on the provision they have been given less than 12 months to live.

She now fears she will have to sell her family home.

Mr Slipper acknowledged there were reasons why residents could not access superannuation at will, but was seeking a meeting with Mrs Penny to take up her case.

aIam appalled by the reported situation and Iall do whatever I can to help,a Mr Slipper told The Daily. …

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