Australia has a compulsory Superannuation Scheme for all workers. As a result when someone passes away they are more than likely due some form of benefit under their employers superannuation fund. Some of these are quite large.
The payment of these funds does not normally fall within the scope of the State Probate Laws but rather is under the Commonwealth SIS Act.
When temporary residents or recent immigrants pass away there is a need for a local agent to act in claiming these funds.
APEARS has dealt with many of these claims in the past and more often than not this involves obtaining Letters of Administration on behalf of the non resident relatives of the deceased and completing various claim forms and taxation matters for the estate.
For any superannuation queries APEARS can assist.