The largess of the old Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme and Public Sector Superannuation Scheme are the stuff of legend and considerable boasting by those lucky enough to have got onto it in time.
Today the Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Raymond Knight who missed out on the scheme due to predictably awful management of ACT Forestry in the 1970s.
The ABC has the tale of another one of these cases:
ACT Supreme Court Justice Richard Refshauge found in November that Mr Meredith was eligible for membership to the superannuation scheme, but the settlement amount has only just been released.
Justice Refshauge also found in favour of three other former forestry workers who worked for the Commonwealth from the 1970s and had been denied access to the scheme, despite repeated inquiries.
He says they were the victims of negligent misstatement.
The upshot is that if you might have been eligible to join these schemes you really should be checking what you could be entitled to.