When can you claim a long service payment?

You can claim a long service payment from the Long Service Corporation (LSC) after a minimum of:

  • 10 or more years recorded service, and you are still working in the industry.
  • Five or more years recorded service, and you have permanently ceased work in the industry.
  • 55 or more days recorded service, and you are totally and permanently incapacitated for work in the industry.
  • 55 or more days recorded service, and you have retired from the industry at age 55 or more.
  • 55 or more days recorded service, retired from the industry and you have been granted a veteran's pension.

The next of kin or the estate of a deceased worker can claim where there is a minimum of 55 days recorded service.

Lodge your claim online via the Worker Portal or call us on 13 14 41 to request a paper form.

Please note we may contact your current or previous employer to verify information when processing your claim.

When you have recorded 10 years or more service

If you have 10 or more years service recorded with the scheme or if you have a total of 10 or more years service recorded in this scheme together with any service you have recorded in schemes of other States and Territories in Australia you can apply at any time.

You do not have to apply as soon as you record 10 years - you can let your payment continue to grow. After a 10 year payment, you can apply again every time you have another five years service recorded.

When you are leaving the building and construction industry

If you are leaving the building and construction industry permanently you may claim a long service payment from the Long Service Corporation (LSC).

To be eligible

  • least five years service recorded with this scheme or
  • a total of at least five years service recorded in this scheme together with any service you have recorded in the schemes of other States and Territories of Australia and
  • you have permanently ceased building & construction work.

When you are totally and permanently incapacitated for work in the building and construction industry

If you are totally and permanently incapacitated for work in the building and construction industry you may claim a long service payment from the Long Service Corporation (LSC).

To be eligible

  • at least 55 days service recorded with this scheme or
  • a total of at least 55 days service recorded in this scheme together with any service you have recorded in the schemes of other States and Territories and
  • a medical practitioner has certified that you are totally and permanently incapacitated for building and construction work.

When you are retired permanently from work in the building and construction industry

If you are retiring from the building and construction industry you may claim a long service payment from the Long Service Corporation (LSC).

To be eligible

  • at least 55 days service recorded with this scheme or
  • a total of at least 55 days service recorded in this scheme together with any service you have recorded in the schemes of other States and Territories and
  • you must be 55 years of age or you must be in receipt of a veteran's pension.

Long service payment to the estate of a deceased registered worker

In the event of your death your personal representative may apply to the Long Service Corporation (LSC) for a long service payment on your service record.

LSC will pay a long service payment if the registered worker has

  • at least 55 days service recorded with this scheme or
  • a total of at least 55 days service recorded in this scheme together with any service the worker recorded in the schemes of other States and Territories.

You can claim a combination of service recorded across all states and territories, however the application for payment must be issued and lodged to the scheme where the most recent service is recorded. For further information see Long service payment.

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