(1) For subsections 31(1) and 32(1) of the Act, the standard set out in subregulation (4) is applicable to the operation of regulated superannuation funds and approved deposit funds.
(2) For subsection 59(1A) of the Act, the governing rules of a fund may permit a member of the fund to require the trustee to provide any benefits in respect of the member, on or after the death of the member, to the legal personal representative or a dependant of the member if the trustee gives to the member information under subregulation (3).
(3) The trustee must give to the member information that the trustee reasonably believes the member reasonably needs for the purpose of understanding the right of that member to require the trustee to provide the benefits.
(4) Subject to subregulation (4A), and regulations 6.17B, 7A.17 and 7A.18, if the governing rules of a fund permit a member of the fund to require the trustee to provide any benefits in accordance with subregulation (2), the trustee must pay a benefit in respect of the member, on or after the death of the member, to the person or persons mentioned in a notice given to the trustee by the member if:
(a) the person, or each of the persons, mentioned in the notice is the legal personal representative or a dependant of the member; and
(b) the proportion of the benefit that will be paid to that person, or to each of those persons, is certain or readily ascertainable from the notice; and
(c) the notice is in accordance with subregulation (6); and
(d) the notice is in effect.
(4A) The trustee is not required to comply with subregulation (4) if the trustee:
(a) is subject to a court order that has the effect of restraining or prohibiting the trustee from paying a benefit in respect of the member in accordance with a notice of the kind described in that subregulation; or
(b) is aware that the member of the fund is subject to a court order that:
(i) requires the member to amend or revoke a notice of that kind that the member has given the trustee; or
(ii) has the effect of restraining or prohibiting the member from giving a notice of that kind.
(5) A member who gives notice under subregulation (4) may:
(a) confirm the notice by giving to the trustee a written notice, signed, and dated, by the member, to that effect; or
(b) amend, or revoke, the notice by giving to the trustee notice, in accordance with subregulation (6), of the amendment or revocation.
(6) For paragraphs (4)(c) and (5)(b), the notice:
(a) must be in writing; and
(b) must be signed, and dated, by the member in the presence of 2 witnesses, being persons:
(i) each of whom has turned 18; and
(ii) neither of whom is a person mentioned in the notice; and
(c) must contain a declaration signed, and dated, by the witnesses stating that the notice was signed by the member in their presence.
(7) Unless sooner revoked by the member, a notice under subregulation (4) ceases to have effect:
(a) at the end of the period of 3 years after the day it was first signed, or last confirmed or amended, by the member; or
(b) if the governing rules of the fund fix a shorter period--at the end of that period.