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SUPERANNUATION INDUSTRY (SUPERVISION) REGULATIONS 1994 - REG 12.06

Value B of accrued benefits

  (1)   Value B of accrued benefits in relation to a superannuation fund is the total value of accrued benefits in respect of all members of the fund as at 30   June 1988 that is calculated in accordance with regulation   12.07.

  (2)   For the purposes of calculating value B of accrued benefits, the following assumptions apply:

  (a)   that a member of the superannuation fund will not:

  (i)   die, or become disabled, before the member's normal retirement from the work force; or

  (ii)   withdraw from the fund, or retire from the work force, before the age of the member's normal retirement;

  (b)   that the governing rules of the fund providing for benefits and the amounts of the benefits vested in the member are those rules and amounts as at 25   May 1988;

  (c)   that the value of the accrued benefits in the fund in respect of the member is not less than the amount of benefits vested in the member on 30   June 1988;

  (d)   that the annual earning rate of the fund, net of administrative or other costs, is 10%;

  (e)   that if the governing rules of the fund provide for adjustment of pension benefits to compensate for changes in the cost of living at the discretion of the trustees of the fund--the adjustment factor is the lesser of:

  (i)   the average annual percentage increase in pension benefits (if any) in the period from the beginning of 1   July 1985 to the end of 30   June 1988; and

  (ii)   7% annually;

  (f)   if the governing rules of the fund provide for adjustment of benefits to compensate for changes in the cost of living, other than at the discretion of the trustee of the fund, that the adjustment factor is 7% annually;

  (g)   if the governing rules of the fund provide for adjustment of benefits in accordance with the amount or rate of salary of members of the fund, that the amount or rate increases by 8.5% annually;

  (h)   that the probability of survival of the member after the member's retirement from the work force is ascertained in accordance with the Australian Life Tables 1985 - 1987 prepared by the Australian Government Actuary.

  (3)   Subject to this regulation, the elements of the actuarial basis for the calculation of value B of accrued benefits in respect of a superannuation fund are taken to be those used in the last actuarial investigation of the fund that was completed before 25   May 1988.

  (4)   In special circumstances, a superannuation actuary may submit to APRA in writing a proposal to substitute:

  (a)   an assumption stated in paragraph   (2)(d), (e), (f), (g) or (h) in respect of a superannuation fund with another assumption; or

  (b)   an element referred to in subregulation   (3) in respect of a superannuation fund with another element.

  (5)   APRA may approve a proposed assumption or element mentioned in subregulation   (4) if APRA is satisfied that application of that assumption or element would be reasonable in the circumstances.

  (6)   Liability to pay tax on income of the fund is not a special circumstance for the purposes of subregulation   (4) if the liability results directly from an amendment of the Tax Act made by the Taxation Laws Amendment (Superannuation) Act 1989 .


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