Payment Scenarios

Scenario 1

A minister has been at the same church for over 10 years and then retires.

Long Service Leave has accrued by law and must be paid out on termination of employment, regardless of whether the minister is a member of MEBS. If the minister is a member reimbursement for the accrued Long Service Leave is available up to the balance of the members provision account (using the form “Application for Balance of Long Service Leave”).

Scenario 2

A minister requests “LSL” after being with a church for 2 years, after serving at various local churches for the previous 10 years.

The minister is a member of MEBS. While Long Service Leave is not due under law, the minister can take Long Service Leave if there is agreement with his current church. Using the standard form “Application for Long Service Leave” the church will be reimbursed for the leave by payment from MEBS (up to the balance of the members account).

Scenario 3

An employee leaves after 6 years employment, and does not continue employment within Churches of Christ in Australia.

As the five year waiting period has elapsed no refund to any contributing employer is due. The employee can apply to have the funds paid out to themselves using the form “Application for Balance of Long Service Leave”. It is recommended that payment be made via the final Church of Christ employer.

Scenario 4

An employee leaves after 4 years employment and does not go on to other employment within Churches of Christ in Australia.

The contributing employer can apply for a refund of funds contributed using the standard “Refund Request Form