If a member joined West State Super before 30 June 2001 then the state government guaranteed a minimum benefit that would be payable to them if they left the scheme.
This would be based on their account balance as at 30 June 2001 plus interest less certain types of payments.
If a member plans to make a personal contribution just prior to retirement, they will need to check if their guaranteed benefit exceeds their current account balance. Their overall benefit may be adversely affected in some circumstances.
Please call GESB's Member Service Centre on 13 43 72 to find out more.