Do you have a GEPF divorce claim? Have you claimed your divorce benefit from your ex-spouse’s Government Employee Pension Fund?

Or have you lodge a claim but are not getting any feedback from the GEPF?  Have you been waiting longer than 60days for your payment?

In the past, the “clean break principle” did not apply to the Government Employee Pension Fund.  But in 2011 the Cape High Court declared the law governing the GEPF unconstitutional and ordered the government to remedy the situation.

The Bill has been enacted and legislation has been amended – Government Gazette Vol 558 No 34864 of 14 December 2011.  (See Insertion of section 24A in Proclamation 21 of 1996).

Former spouses (the non-member) of members contributing to the GEPF can now claim their share of the fund as stipulated in their divorce order and don’t have to wait until retirement, resignation or death.

Since the enactment of the new law, the GEPF has received an unprecedented number of divorce claims and this might cause a delay in the finalization of a claim.  The GEPF however, has 60 days from date of submission of the claim to effect payment.

We can help you to either lodge a valid claim or to assist in expediting your payment should it be over the 60 days

Our service includes the administration of a divorce benefit claim and following-up on your claim.

We will assist with the following:

  • The collection of all relevant documentation from the non-member
  • Hand delivering all documentation to the GEPF in Pretoria
  • Following-up on the claim process
  • Giving feedback related to the process, the value of the claim and payment date
  • Ensuring that the claim is finalized

We personally go to the GEPF Walk-in-center on a weekly basis to ensure our clients’ claims are finalized.

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229 thoughts on “Government Employee Pension Fund (GEPF) Divorce Claims”

  1. Maomanyane Mmereki-Kajane

    I divorced in 2013, and I got my share (50%)from my husband and also he got my 50% of my pension. I heard that we owe GEPF, I just want to know how? Didn’t we have money on the GEPF or why GEPF did not pay ourself with our money?
    Thanks
    Edith

    1. My divorce claim was admitted by my lawyer on 17 September last i phone they told me it’s been sent for processing my claim should’ve been done by my ex husband in May already but he didn’t so i took it in my own hand because he was standing in contempt of court. I still haven’t received any information either to myself or my lawyer at whats going on and the pension is my only income from this point on so how do i find out how far they are and how long are they really suppose to take because its going on 4 mnths now. Thanks Aletta Stols

      1. Xpression Assist

        Good day Aletta, I have sent you an email with further information. I will gladly assist you by following-up on your claim to determine what is causing the delay. Regards, Janene

    2. Shirley Morley

      I was married in community of property and my divorce was granted in 2011, however no mention was made of the pension fund distribution in the divorce settlement agreement. Can I still claim from his pension fund.
      Shirley

      1. Xpression Assist

        Dear Shirley, if the pension claim is not specifically stipulated in the divorce decree then the GEPF will not make payment. Regards, Janene

      1. Xpression Assist

        Dear Daph, the GEPF has 60 days to finalize a divorce claim. Please bear in mind that the holiday season may delay the process. I can follow-up on the process on your behalf to ensure you receive your payment timely. I have sent you and email with further information. Regards, Janene

        1. Good morning
          Could you maybe also try to assist me, my divorce claim was submitted in August the payout date which would be the 60 days was on the 12th December 2019. Whenever I call I get the same response nd No1 is able to give me a proper answer. My ex husband continues to nag as to why he hasn’t gotten paid. Please can you help
          Caren Yon

          1. Xpression Assist

            Dear Caren, yes I can definitely assist you. If it is your ex-spouse claiming against your Pension, then he needs to give me consent to assist him. I will forward you further information via email. Regards Janene

          1. Xpression Assist

            Good day Moses, yes I can definitely help to determine what is causing the delay. GEPF has 60 days to finalize a divorce claim and yours is quite overdue. I go to their offices personally to follow-up on my clients’ claims. I have sent you an email with further information on how I work. Regards

    3. Morning I got divorced on 20 January 2020. My ex said that the court will send in all detail and that i have to wait is that correct or what procedure do i have to take

      1. Xpression Assist

        Good day Ria, you must complete the necessary forms and submit it with all required documents. I therefore suggest you do it yourself; I have sent you an email with information on how I can assist. Regards

        1. Hi, I got divorced October 2017 I then got a call from Sanlam that I can’t get the 50% of my ex husband provident fund because my lawyer did not draft it well. I then went back to him but there’s no progress until now. Can u assist me

          1. Xpression Assist

            Dear Bongiwe, first of all, I only assist with claims at GEPF (no private Funds) and secondly, I am not a lawyer so I cannot give any legal advice or assistance. Therefore I can unfortunately not assist. Regards

  2. Hi my name is Martie
    My husband is bussy divorcing me. he left me for a nother lady
    he is working for defencefors I im going to get half of his pension but
    he is telling me I have to pay back the gepf funds because im getting that money.
    I don’t no what to do. he is n real churk….
    Please can you advice me

  3. Good day Martie
    You can read the following post, it explains that the member (your ex-husband) has to repay the portion of the pension interest allocated by the court and paid to the former spouse (which is you). In other word, you will not have to repay it, but he has to.
    https://www.xpressionassist.com/2013/09/gepf-government-employee-pension-fund-as-a-defined-benefit-fund.html
    You can contact me with any further queries, janene@xpression.co.za
    Regards
    Janene

  4. Good morning
    A friend of mine is struggling to get through to GEPF call Centre, she needs to put in a claim, can you please assist her.

  5. I was married in community of property for 10 years en got divorced. Am I entitled to 50% of my ex husband’s pension fund? And from when until when?

  6. Good morning Lerato
    In order to lodge a valid claim, the following must be stipulated in your Divorce Order and Settlement:
    • That you do have a claim on your ex-spouse’s pension fund.
    • The name of the Fund (GEPF).
    • The percentage you are entitled to.
    Please send me a copy of your Final Divorce Order and Settlement to determine the validity of your claim. Once this is confirmed, I’ll send you further information to proceed with the claim process. (janene@xpression.co.za)
    Regards
    Janene

  7. Tanya Swanepoel

    I have put in my claim in January 2017. In March 2017 they were suppose to pay out the pension fund from our divorce. I was informed that the salary scales is not correct, and has been requested again from Police HR. We are now, in June 2017… and this salary scale is still not even done. I have asked them what is going on, and they keep telling me, it has to be updated. 5 Months later.. and I still didn’t receive my divorce pension fund.
    I’ve asked them how this works, and they said, WHEN they get the salary scale, it will go to SARS for tax, and then only get paid out. But it’s been months now?

  8. Good day Khanyisile
    The GEPF has 60 days to finalize your claim. I can however follow-up on your claim on a weekly basis to ensure it is being processed. I have sent you an email with further information but unfortunately it did not go through. You are welcome to send me and email to janene@xpression.co.za
    Regards
    Janene

  9. Gabriel matjie

    My name Gabriel Matjie my ID number is ********1088 my ex-wife had claimed 50percent from my gepf on 2017/03/28 since then she never got her share my problem is we agreed that I will maintain her with R5000,00 per month until gepf to me it seems I will never stop maintaining her please find out when will she be paid

  10. hai am khanyisisile plz help with my claim at gepf,they say I must send a choice form,sars tax number and banking detals but stil waiting for payout its more than 60 days now

      1. Xpression Assist

        Hello Thandiwe, yes I assist with new claim as well. I have sent you an email with further details. Regards, Janene

          1. Xpression Assist

            Good day Zikhona, the GEPF has 60 days to finalize a claim. If you have not received payment already it means that it is delayed or there might be some errors. I can assist by following-up with GEPF to determine what is causing the delay to ensure you receive your payment as quickly as possible. I have sent you an email with more information. Regards

  11. good day
    I am married for 4 months I have caught my husband cheating on me and I am getting a divorce ….will the duration of the marriage determine the amount I get paid by gepf ?

  12. Good day Diane
    It all depends on how you are married; in community of property, etc. I have sent you an email with the different marriage regimes in SA; please contact me should you have further questions. Regards, Janene

  13. I am not a member of GEPF but my wife is. We are in the process of getting divorced and I don’t have her pension details. I would like to know how should I go about claiming once the process is finalised?

  14. Good Day
    I am getting divorced from my husband and he is a non contributing member as he was medically boarded and I want the rules of GEPF regarding the pension fund from GEPF

  15. Angela Stemmet

    I think there is something wrong with your phone lines, I was talking to an agent and was cut off by a voice re rating service. Kindly assist, query client’s payout after divorce.

  16. Good day Angela
    Please note this website is not the GEPF’s; this is a private company assisting people with their claims – I think you are referring to the GEPF’s lines that are faulty. You are welcome to contact me should you need assistance with your claim, janene@xpression.co.za / 083-320-0145.
    Regards
    Janene

  17. Reuben Matewu

    Hi
    I divorced my wife in 2003.We were married in community of property.It was a 13 year old marriage.The divorce decree says “Division of the joint estate is ordered.” Can I consult a lawyer to take it to court for the exact claim from GEPF to included in the Decree?

    1. Dipuo Florah fakude

      Good day my nane is Dipuo i went straight to gepf offices to submit my 50 percent last year January now after last year around September I’ve been calling and calling since before they said my documents are in finance and after they said i mast go back to lawyer how was helping and asked her for an edorsement letter and they said she knows what to do and i did but since she’s been promising to get me the endorsement letter since last year and now its a new year and shes not answering my calls now i really don’t know what to do anymore. And am between jobs and i have three kids from my marriage am really struggling.

  18. Ey. Myslf n my Wife gonna have an uncontested devorse we havent stated can u advice me as we agreed that i will gv her 50% of my pension n how do i find out how much i have on GEPF

  19. Hello Thabo,
    It should be stipulated correctly in your Divorce Decree / Settlement that she has a claim against your Pension. I have sent you an email with the correct citation. Contact me should you have any more questions.
    Regards
    Janene

  20. Good day, we have recently divorced, my ex wife doesnt speak to me, she is a member of gepf, im entitled to 50% of her pensions as she is also entitled, how do I go about claiming my share

  21. Good day Joale, you do not need her consent to submit your claim, as long as it is stipulated in your Divorce Decree. I can assist you to submit your claim; I have sent you an email.
    Regards
    Janene

  22. Hi…i submitted documents to my ex’s HR offices in August to claim for his pension fund,we both government employees but his telling me that his HR won’t process the papers as he hasn’t claimed for my pension fund…what should I do

  23. Dear Vincentia, you can submit your claim directly at the GEPF and do not have to wait for your ex-spouse or HR to proceed. I have sent you an email with further information.
    Regards
    Janene

  24. Good day Khanyisile
    It basically means that your claim must be loaded for a payment run. If this is taking too long I suggest you follow-up with them. You can either give it another week or if you want my assistance, I can follow-up on it when I go there personally. Regards, Janene

  25. Hello Sam,
    My fee is 2% of the value of the claim which is only payable once your claim has been finalized and you received payment from the GEPF. I have sent you an email with further information.
    Regards
    Janene

    1. Andisiwe Mbomvu

      Hi… I submitted my claim in jan at the GEPF, jst want to know how long does it take for payment

      1. Xpression Assist

        Hallo Andisiwe, the GEPF has 60 days to finalize a divorce claim but due to a backlog this can take longer. Let me assist you by following-up on your claim to ensure it is finalized and paid. I have sent you an email with further information. Regards Janene

  26. Plz help gepf say they are waiting for payment date so am confused dat still now there’s nothing happened

  27. Dear Khanyisile
    Currently there is a bit of a backlog at the Payment section but I can follow-up on your behalf to see what is causing the delay. I have sent you an email with more information.
    Regards
    Janene

  28. elize@coolingsolutions.co.za

    HI
    We got divorced on the 19th of October and now the x husband says that the papers are still with his HR .The GEPF says they do not have it. And in the deed it says 2 months that he has.
    He is not bothered at all or want to give me any info.Can you please assist . Thanks Jana

  29. Am still waiting for gepf for my payment on divorce claim they told me dat they are waiting for payment date plz help its been six months now

  30. Hi I have claimed in October 2016 I went der to check BT they have told me DAT the last day they worked on my claim was 8 of December. Can u check for m if is anything wrong abt my claim

  31. Good day Expressionassistance.
    I divorced in 2009 and my spous received her claim of pension fund bt im not sure when did she received and currently im not sure how much is my pension fund remain at the current moment pls assist by checking it for me.

  32. Chantell Viljoen

    Hi, i wonder if you can help me. My father in law past away in may 2017. My husband get 25% of his pension fund but i need to know they said in december 2017 that our staff is at the legal department how long will this take before payment
    Kind regards
    Chantell

  33. Hello Chantell
    I can follow-up on your behalf when I go to the GEPF personally. When it is with the Legal Section it usually means that they are investigating some issue. I will only be able to confirm this once I’ve followed-up. I have sent you an email with further information.
    Regards
    Janens

  34. Portia Mdlokovu

    Good afternoon
    I have submitted a divorce claim since October 2017, my ex-husband was paid December 2017 already but my payment has not been paid,I need to know what is happening kindly assist please.

  35. Fred van Niekerk

    Hi,
    I’m assisting a family member who is divorcing a SAPS member and has been told by both the wife’s and his own lawyers that his pension portion will only be paid out on her retirement date, while he is liable for his half of the communal debt now. The court has rejected the first submission of signed divorce papers as all mention of the pension settlement has been omitted. We suspect collusion between the lawyers to protect the member’s pension fund. How can we proceed.
    Regards
    Fred

  36. Good day Fred
    In the past, the “clean break principle” did not apply to the Government Employee Pension Fund. But in 2011 the Cape High Court declared the law governing the GEPF unconstitutional and ordered the government to remedy the situation.
    The Bill has been inacted and legislation has been amended – Government Gazette Vol 558 No 34864 of 14 December 2011.
    Former spouses (the non-member) of members contributing to the GEPF can now claim their share of the fund as stipulated in their divorce order and don’t have to wait until retirement, resignation or death.
    Please read the article on this website:
    https://www.xpressionassist.com/2013/09/government-employee-pension-fund-gepf-divorce-claims.html
    You are welcome to contact me for further information, 083-320-0145.
    Regards
    Janene

  37. Fred van Niekerk

    Hi,
    Thank you for this site. I have a another family member who divorced her policeman husband 10 years ago. Through ignorance on her part and there was no mention of the SAPS pension in the divorce settlement. I understand the previous ruling was in place at the time meaning she would be paid out on his retirement from the force. He is retiring (30+ years service) in April this year. She has since passed on and he has remarried but leaves behind their estranged children and grandchildren. Do the children have a claim on their mother’s portion of his pension ?
    Kind regards

  38. Hello Fred
    In order to have a valid claim against the GEPF it must be specifically stipulated in the divorce decree that the non-member has a claim. If it is not stipulated the GEPF will not make payment. If it is stipulated a claim can be made against the member by the executor of the deceased ex-spouse.
    Hope this answers your question.
    Regards
    Janene

  39. Hi, I divorced in 2011 and got my 50% share but i got less as expected. Do they tax my portion of my ex husbands pension fund? He resigned last year August 2017 and is still waiting for his pension to be paid out. 3 of his colleagues who also left after him got their money already. Apparently there is a problem with the divorce papers. Im just wondering if this could be about the Tax?

    1. Anthony Myburg

      Good day my ex wife is a saps member we got divorced on friday i have all the documents of divorce can you assist me and what are the cost involved.

      1. Xpression Assist

        Good day Anthony, I can most definitely assist you to lodge a successful claim. I have sent you an email with further information. Regards

  40. Good day Avril
    First of all, yes you pay tax on our divorce benefit and it is subtracted before payment is made to you.
    Secondly, let your ex-husband contact me for assistance with his resignation benefit.
    Regards

  41. Hi
    I’d like to know if it’s possible for GEPF to pay 50% to your spouse without letting you know. Actually my ex- husband was paid a lump sum and I found myself owing some third party company without my knowledge. I mean if they told me of the situation I would have done otherwise not to face a huge loan that was paid on my behalf without my knowledge.
    Kindly enlighten me regarding this matter.
    Thanks in Advance

  42. Morning Patricia
    The GEPF will only pay a divorce benefit on grounds of a valid Divorce Court Order. In other words,if it is stipulated in your divorce order/settlement that your ex-spouse can claim against your pension, GEPF will pay him the benefit without further permission from your side and/or informing you of this. I do not understand your remark about “some third party” but if you are referring to the debt against your Pension, you can read my article
    https://www.xpressionassist.com/2013/09/gepf-government-employee-pension-fund-as-a-defined-benefit-fund.html
    where it explains that the member will now owe GEPF the amount paid to the non-member spouse and that this amount will also accrue interest. This is so because GEPF paid, on the member’s behalf, the debt he or she owes to the non-member spouse. You are welcome to contact me should you have further questions. Regards

  43. Hi
    My husband does not want to give me his pension fund membership number, so that i can give it to my attorneys. I have written to his HR department requesting the number, but they not responding. How can i get his pension fund membership number so i can proceed?

  44. Good day Naledi
    Do you only need the pension number to stipulate it in your Divorce Settlement? If so, your attorney can use the following citation and it will be accepted by GEPF:
    “In terms of Section 7(7) and 7(8)(a)(i) and (ii) of the Divorce Act 70 of 1979 it is agreed that 50% of the pension interest, due and assigned to the (member), held in the Government Employees Pension Fund be paid to the (claimant) by the aforementioned fund when any such pension benefits accrue in respect of the (member), up to the date of the granting of the Decree of Divorce. An endorsement to this effect must be made in the records of the abovementioned Pension Fund, member ID number XXXXX.” ‘
    Contact me should you have any other questions.
    Regards
    Janene

  45. Please put my mind at rest. I divorced in 2009. There is no mention of pension in my divorce decree. I’m assuming this means my ex husband has no claim to any portion of pension?

  46. Morning Jules
    The GEPF will only make payment to an ex-spouse on grounds of a Court Order (Divorce Decree) ordering them to do so. If you and your ex-spouse never agreed to this and it is not stipulated in your Divorce Decree, he cannot claim from the Fund.
    Regards

  47. I resigned my current job and my pension needs to be paid out and transferred to another fund. However they asked if I was divorced before, I never gave it a thought as it was a DIY divorce more 12 years ago and I was married less than a year. I do not have any information nor do I know where my ex is. How do I get hold of the divorce papers and further with a DIY divorce, is there really a claim against my pension fund?

  48. Good day Leone
    In order for the GEPF to make payment to your ex-spouse, the claim must be stipulated in your divorce decree. You can obtain a copy of your divorce order at the court where you got divorced.
    Regards
    Janene

  49. hi there, I have claimed for the pensioned (97473470) after the divorce to my husband on the 04th of January 2018, until now I have not received the payout. I have tried calling the number 0800117669 and also visited the branch in Johannesburg but no one can assist in telling me where is the held-up.

  50. Dear Mrs Khumalo
    I can follow-up at the GEPF to see what is causing the delay. I sent you and email with more information but it was undelivered; seems like your email address is incorrect. You can contact me directly at janene@xpression.co.za and I will send you further information.
    Regards
    Janene

  51. keitumetse rakate

    Hi
    Is it possible to stop my husband to get his pension fund,he is resigning, we are on the process of divorce and he is resigning because of that.
    Thank you in advance

  52. Dear Keitumetse, I trust you are working through a lawyer to finalize your divorce. The GEPF takes more or less 60 days to pay-out pension benefit to a member once he/she resigned. I suggest you ask your lawyer to apply for an urgent Court Interdict preventing the GEPF from paying him until the divorce is finalized and you can apply for the divorce benefit.I advise that this interdict is then hand delivered to the GEPF to ensure they receive it; also ask for proof of receipt. You are welcome to contact me for further assistance.
    Regards
    Janene

  53. Tobeka Makitakita

    my ex-husband got his provident fund in 2012 whilst were legally married but in separation. he moved out in 2011. I demanded my 50% share and did not give me until he finished it. he is working for a new company now. He filed the divorce and claims my 50% pensions. we have a daughter, she is 15 yrs old. He has a bond house where we still live in it. regarding with the provident fund he got in 2012 he says it must be deducted from my 50% pensions he has claimed from and be given the balance. Do GEPF does that when someone did not share his provident fund and claims his 50% share from his spouse. Do I have to refuse to share mine to him if he has nothing on the table. Regarding with the bond do we have to sell the house and share the money or do I have to give him back as we are not going to split our pensions.

  54. Good day Tobeka, the GEPF will endorse the claim on grounds of the Divorce Decree. They will not deduct anything when making payments. In other words, should your ex-spouse submit all the documents to claim his 50%, the GEPF will pay according to the Divorce Decree. Regarding your bond, I am not a lawyer and can therefor not give any legal advise. I suggest you speak to your lawyer about this. Regards, Janene

  55. Good day, I’ve recently divorced last month, end of June and I’m struggling to get to SARS and GEPF, I’m staying at the rural area, I wanted to ask if my delay won’t cause any problem regarding the claim?

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Emily, you will need to be registered with SARS when you submit your divorce claim at the GEPF. If you are registered you will need proof of your tax number, for instance an IRP5 or a SARS registration letter. If you are not registered and you are not near a SARS office you can do so via eFiling. I can assist you by submitting your claim on your behalf at the GEPF. You are welcome to contact me for further assistance, janene@xpression.co.za / 0833200145. Janene

  56. Sivuyisiwe Mpekula

    I’m struggling to get paid from Gepf after divorce settlement I send them all the documents but the is a delay on legal offices I’ve been calling them since January

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Sivuyisiwe, I can assist you by following-up on your claim and determine where the delay is. I will then ask them to attend to your claim so that your payment is done. I have sent you and email with further information.

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good morning Florence, I can assist you to claim your share of your ex-spouse’s pension. I have sent you and email with further information. Looking forward to hearing from you. Regards, Janene

  57. please send me more information on how to proceed with the claim from my ex husband as I don’t want to wait long and how fast is your process with the GEPF?

  58. I am about to finalise my divorce an i want to finish the giving of my partner 50% share of my pension as i dont want anything to do wth her please help me how to do fast claim to gepf

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Steve, thank you for your query with regards to the divorce claim process. I have sent you an email with further details. Regards, Janene

  59. Elizabeth leeto

    Hi i submitted all the necessary documents for my divorce claim on 28 June 2018 and I haven’t been paid yet,can you please help me,kind regards
    Elizabeth

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Elizabeth, I can definitely assist you. I have sent you and email with further information.

  60. Please help me with a divorce claim I am at my wits end. All documents were submitted on 04 October 2018

  61. Please send email with info on how to access your services I have resigned at the end of September and I have still not been paid there have been endless problems with my paper work sitting in one department for an entire month currently. Please contact me

  62. Good day….. I HAVE BEEN DIVORCED ON THE 17th of sept 2018. There is a chance for me getting back pay due to OSD translation. Will GEPF deduct pension contribution from that amount if the backpay is paid in after his share of pension interest was paid out?

  63. Nnono Othniel Khabele

    Is it possible that my spouse can claim her pensions fund even after we have signed a settlement order with our lawyers and still waiting for a court date to be awarded our decrees. Is it legal so? We signed the order in November 2018 and up to now I am just hearing she has applied for her pensions. I can furnish you with her particulars if necessarily needed for you to check for me.

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Nnono
      Yes she can resign and apply for her pension benefit. If the GEPF is not informed of the pending divorce there is a possibility that they will pay-out the benefit before the divorce is settled. I suggest you ask your lawyer to draw up a letter informing the Fund of the pending divorce. Also, rather submit the letter personally at their office than emailing/faxing it. Let me know should you need further assistance.
      Regards
      Janene

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Sarah
      I can definitely assist you to lodge your divorce claim. I have sent you an email with further details. You are welcome to contact me should you have any further questions.
      Regards
      Janene

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Zolani, I have sent you an email on how I can assist you. I can follow-up with the GEPF to determine where your claim is in the process and ensure it is finalized. Please respond to the email I’ve sent. Regards Janene

  64. Vicereine Hendricks

    Good Morning
    My husband filed for divorce and we have a date for October in the high court. I contacted the GEPF for an estimate on my pension. They assist me with my current value. Im married for 20 years (11 March 1999 to current) but have 30 years service. I requested them for estimate on 20 years. Seems they unable to calculate my 20 contribute. Will you be able to assist pls. Thank you.

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Vicereine, I have sent you an email with further information. I can request an estimation for your. Regards Janene

  65. Hi can u help me my X husband works for parliament he is going on early retirement as he got married to a female how’s from over sea’s he is planning to go and stay over here .. can u help me

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Rene, do you need to submit a divorce claim in accordance with your Divorce Decree? If you have not informed the GEPF of the pending claim you need to do so ASAP. I will send you and email with further information. Regards Janene

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Janine, I can assist you with your divorce claim; I have sent you an email with more information. Regards Janene

  66. DIMPLE MEWALALL

    My divorce was done last year. My attorney submitted all relevant documents. It is way more than 6 months and I have not received any feedback or payment.

    If you are able to help, please furnish me with your full cost for assistance.

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Dimple, I can assist you by following-up with GEPF personally. I have sent you an email with further information. Regards

        1. Xpression Assist

          Good day Samuel
          In order to lodge a valid claim, the following must be stipulated in your Divorce Order and Settlement:
          • That you do have a claim on your ex-spouse’s pension fund.
          • The name of the Fund (GEPF).
          • The percentage you are entitled to.

  67. I got divorced on 19/11/1999. My ex-spouse went to court on that day , and I have no idea if it was in the Pretoria or Johannesburg High Court. I have been trying to obtain a copy of my original divorce decree but I have no success as it cannot be located in the archives. I know I need to submit a copy of the original divorce decree upon my retirement in 2026 but what is the situation when a copy of the divorce decree cannot be submitted TO rhe GEPF. my ex-spouse also does not have a copy of the decree anymore. Kind regards.

    1. Can you please assist me with information whom I can contact at the Johannesburg central divorce court to physically go and search for my case in their records in order to try and locate a copy of my divorce decree. I already went to the Pretoria High Court and searched their court case registers since 1998 until they went electronic but it was definitely not there. I will really appreciate any assistance in this regard. Kind regards

    2. Xpression Assist

      Good day Johan, unfortunately I do not assist with obtaining a divorce decree. It will be quite difficult to search for the document if you do not know at which court. You will also need a date of divorce. You can contact this company to see if they can perhaps assist with the limited information you you: https://apostil.co.za/divorce-decree-divorce-case-number/ or https://www.gmtm.co.za/divorce.html (please note I only got this information from the internet; Xpression Assist is not affiliated with them at all).
      Regard, Janene

  68. Hi. Can you please assist me here. I resigned on the 31st of March 2019. I submitted all the documents via my department. Salary stopped showing that my resignation was received. I also got a letter from the Department. Two weeks back I contacted GEPF and they said they haven’t received my documents from the Department. I had to start all over again and submit the documents via the HR offices, which I’m certainly sure they didn’t submit to GEPF. Is there anyway you can assist of fast tracking the process? Like submitting to GEPF straight instead to via the HR. Because now on calculations if they happen to submit it, it will take me another 2 months waiting period. In totally 5 months. Can you help in this situation?

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Musa, please note that you have to contact your HR or Department personally; they do not allow 3rd parties to do this. Once you’ve contacted me I will be able to follow-up on the claim at GEPF. You are welcome to contact me, janene@xpression.co.za

  69. Phindile Phakathi

    Good day I have submitted my decree last week Tuesday but now the GEPF in Pietermaritzburg is giving me the run around saying process will take 6 months??? How?

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Phindile, I can assist to ensure you receive your payment within the 60 day period. I have sent you an email with further details on how I can assist. Regards

  70. julandi booysen

    Hi i have my submitted my document for the divorce claim on the 17th of may..they told me the proses started on the 4th of june..but the outstanding tax nr slowed down the proses . which ive sent on the 18 th on june can u assist me by accumulating the time frame please.thank you

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Julandi, I can assist by following-up personally at GEPF and request urgent attention to your case. I have sent you an email with further information. Regard, Janene

    1. Xpression Assist

      Hi Nicoline, I can assist you with your divorce pension claim. I have sent you an email with further information. Regards, Janene

  71. My name is Josinah I’m struggling to get my mother’s funeral benefits claim I have submitted all the relevant documents but when I call them they always tell me to call after two days and don’t know what is the delay.

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Josinah, I can assist by following-up on the claim to determine what is causing the delay. I have sent you an email with further information.

  72. engela badenhorst

    Ek wil graag uitvind; ek en my ex is in 2011 geskei maar daar is vir my gesê ek moet wag tot hy aftree vir my 50 persent maar daar is gister vir my gesê in die onderhoudshof ek kan my deel kry. Hoe gaan ek te werk?

    1. Xpression Assist

      Hallo Engela, ja jy kan jou gedeelte nou eis. Die wetgewing is reeds in 2011 aangepas en jy hoef nie te wag tot hy aftree nie. Ek stuur vir jou ‘n email met verdere inligting.

      1. Xpression Assist

        Hi Engela, yes that is correct; you can claim your share now and don’t have to wait until your ex retires. I have sent you and email with further information.

  73. Good day
    I am a member of GEPF going through a divorce process. My husband has resigned from work took his pension fund .He claimed he used the money to build a house for his mother whereas the house was built long ago.Does he have a right to claim 50% of my pension ? He didn’t share his money with me.We are married in community of property.

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Lindy, yes your husband might claim your pension if it is agreed on in the Divorce Settlement. I suggest you discuss this with your lawyer and try to agree to equal division of assets. Unfortunately you will not be able to claim his pension if it was already paid out to him. Regards

    1. Xpression Assist

      Hi Selvan, I have sent you an email with further details regarding my cost to assist with divorce claim. Regards, Janene

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Prudence, I will send you an email with more information on how I can assist. Regard, Janene

  74. Please help me with the pension we are divorce on the 19 June 2019 and still I’m waiting for my pension money.help me claim

    1. Xpression Assist

      Hi Nicoline, I can definitely assist by following-up at GEPF to see what is causing the delay. I have sent you an email with further information. Regards, Janene

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Dimakatso, please let me know what kind of assistance you need; I will gladly help. I have sent you an email and you can just respond there. Regards, Janene

    1. Xpression Assist

      Hallo Sesiki, as dit spesifiek in jou Hofbevel/Skikking gestipuleer is dat jy ‘n gedeelte kan eis, kan ek jou help om jou eis suksesvol in te dien om sodoende vinnige uitbetaling te verseker. Ek het vir jou ‘n epos met verdere inligting gestuur. Groete, Janene

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Thobile, if it is stipulated in your divorce decree that you can claim against his Fund and he is still in service, then yes, you can still claim. I have sent you an email with more information. Regards, Janene

  75. Hello I’m Nomsa Mthembu, please I need help my husband divorced me in 2013 and passed away in 2016 so can I qualify to claim?

    1. Xpression Assist

      Hello Nomsa, if it is stipulated in your Divorce Decree that you do have a claim against the fund, you might be able to claim if GEPF kept your share aside. I have sent you and email asking for more information. Regards

  76. Natalie Williams

    Goeiemiddag,
    Ons het jou hulp nodig i.v.m. Me Ellis Tos Williams/ Gaula, se gedeelte van Mr D.Gaula se pensioengelde wat deur die hof aan haar toegeken is. 50%… Ons kry geen weg om dit aan te vra nie… As ons al die inligting deurgee, kan u ons help?
    Me Gaula se dogter werk tans by ons in die Medicross kliniek in Potchefstroom, en haar ma maak staat op haar om haar by te staan, want die tannie weet nie hoe nie, en die weermag kom nie terug na haar toe nie.
    Ons sal dit hoog op prys stel. Gebruik asb my e pos adres vir korrespondensie, want ek is Natalie Williams, die dogter se direkte hoof… Sy het geen e pos fasiliteite nie..
    Natalie se werk telefoon nommer is as volg, want geen selfone word in werksure toegelaat nie….018 *** ****
    By voorbaat dank.

    1. Xpression Assist

      Goeie dag Natalie / Adri, ek sal defnitief behulpsaam kan wees solank die eis korrek gespsifiseer word in die Hofbevel/Skikking. Ek het ‘n epos gestuur met verdere inligting. Groete, Janene

  77. I’ve recently got divorced. Is my husband entitled to 50% if my pension fund if the decree of divorce is written the division of joint estate?

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Gugu, in order to claim from the GEPF it must be specifically stipulated in the Divorce Decree. The GEPF will not pay when it only stipulate “division of joint estate”. Regards, Janene

        1. Xpression Assist

          Hi John, we first need to verify your claim. I have sent you an email with further information. Regards

  78. Good afternoon
    I’m asking on behalf of my aunt.
    She was married to her husband for over 9years but have been together for 18 years with three kids. They divorced in 2003. Over the years she lost lot of money trying to get a fair settlement from her ex-husband. Her husband has since remarried and resigned. My aunt never got anything. Is it possible for a divorce settlement to omit the part of my aunt getting portion of her ex husband’s pension fund? Someone said if it was not initially there on the settlement then she’s not supposed to get anything. It’s very sad to watch her over the years struggling with her kids and unemployed. Please provide advice so that she can get closure.

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day, if the pension claim is not specifically stipulated in the Settlement then she will not be able to claim. Regards, Janene

  79. Mpumelelo Bambiso

    I’m day I’m Mpumelelo, not a member of GEPF and I have sent divorce decree in August and I’m still waiting for the payout.
    Call center can’t answer my questions when I ask I ask what is the hold up, please help

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Mpumelelo, did you only submit the Divorce Decree or also the other required documents? I have sent you an email with further information. I can definitely assist you with your claims. Regards, Janene

  80. I just wish to know if it’s possible to check your late parent claim if he was working as a soldier and how to check,what is needed? (He died in 1999)

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Nothando, you first need to go to the Employer where your father worked at time of death. They need to complete the necessary documents to send through to GEPF. Regards

  81. Hi I’m Khuthala my father passed away last month and he was a teacher, my parents divorced in 2003 had 2 kids and my father re married traditionally a few years back so I want to know if my mother can claim on his pension as a divorcee and also can the wife who does not have a marriage certificate claim as well? My father also has other 2 children before and after he was married to my mother. Another thing I called the pension fund and they told me my father did not list any beneficiaries to his pension fund, how do we go about claiming? . Please assist. Thanks

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Khuthala, your mother can claim if it is stipulated in the Divorce Order/Settlement. The GEPF does recognize a customary marriage and the wife will be able to claim. You can go to the Employer where your father worked and submit your application with the HR. I cannot confirm what the outcome will be but GEPF will consider all chidlren, especially those who were financially depended on him. Regards, Janene

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear CK, what kind of assistance do you need? Do you have a pending divorce claim that is still not paid, or do you want to submit your divorce claim to GEPF? I will gladly assist once you give me more information. Regards, Janene

  82. Hi my name is Patricia, my husband applied for a divorce bt my lawyer says our documents are delayed at GEPF so I’m worried coz I’m moneyless to paid up the lawyer amount, is it possible if he do the process then I’ll finish his payment as a lawyer, or He will wait for me to settle the balance then proceed with it.

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Patricia, I can’t confirm whether your lawyer will delay the process because his account is not fully paid up. I can however follow-up on the process on your / your husband’s behalf to ensure the payment is made as soon as possible. I have sent you an email with further information. Regards, Janene

  83. Good morning,

    I am divorced and my husband went on pension in June last year. We divorced in 2010 and the divorce decree and divorce settlement state that we need to both share 50%/50% of our pensions as we both work for the state.

    I only lodged my documents with GEPF in December 2019, only to discover that he had been paid all his lump sum including what was due to me in June when he went on pension. When I called GEPF they said they work based on the divorce decree which needs to be sent by the court and the member, being me, which I only sent in December 2019 to make the payment allocation.

    I suspect he did not submit the divorce decree and agreement when he claimed last year. What I want to know is, will I lose out on this pension payout given that I submitted the documents in December? Is it not the responsibility of GEPF to verify a persons marital status prior to payment being made given that people can lie.

    Please advise, and indicate if legal assistance in the matter can lead to me being paid my 50%.

    Kind regards,
    Jade

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Jade, I suggest you write to GEPF and lodge a query/complaint regarding the divorce payment that was not processed. Attach the Divorce Decree as reference. Kind regards

  84. Good day
    I’m a member of GEPF. I’ve recently got divorced. In the decree it is stipulated “the division of assets “.I know that my ex husband is not entitled to get 50% of my pension fund .Someone told me that he can go to court and change the decree. Is it true?

    1. Xpression Assist

      Hi Thobeka, if the claim is not specifically stipulated in the Divorce Decree he cannot claim. He can apply for an amendment order but this usually must go through a lawyer and both parties must sign the documents. I suggest you discuss this with your lawyer. Regards

  85. Good day
    I’ve recently got divorced and the decree does not allow my ex husband to get 50% of my pension fund. Someone told me that he can go to court to amend it .Is it true?

    1. Xpression Assist

      Hi Lindy, if the claim is not specifically stipulated in the Divorce Decree he cannot claim. He can apply for an amendment order but this usually must go through a lawyer and both parties must sign the documents. I suggest you discuss this with your lawyer. Regards

  86. Good day.
    Could you please assist.
    I was married for 22 years in community of property and my husband worked for SAPS as an inspector.
    We are divorced for 10 years . However I would like to know if there is a possibility that I can claim from my ex husband’s pension fund?.
    I am looking forward to hearing from you
    Kind regards

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Chante, if it is stipulated in your divorce decree that you can claim a share of your ex-spouse’s pension fund and he is still contributing to the fund then you can claim. Regards, Janene

  87. Theodora Nteeo

    Good morning Janene,

    I need advice i recently got divorced, we were together for 20 years and married for 5 years.
    I just want to know if I am eligible to half of his pension since contribution or is it from date of marriage?

    Regards
    Theodora

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Theodora, it depends on how it is stipulated in your divorce decree/settlement. I have sent you an email; if you send me a copy of your divorce decree/settlement I’ll advise accordingly.
      Regards

  88. Hi, if I have been married for 5 years but have worked for 20 years and then get divorced is the ex entitled to half of me pension for the full 20 years or only for the period married (5 years) .

    Thank you

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Bruce, it all depends on how it is stipulated in the Divorce Decree/Settlement. Depending on your marriage regime your ex-spouse is either entitled to 50% of the whole pension value or only for the time of marriage. If you are already divorced you are welcome to send me your Divorce Decree and Settlement and I’ll advise from there. Alternatively if you are in the process of divorce I suggest you discuss this with your lawyer for sound legal advise. Regards

  89. Hi I was divorced last year and I submitted a claim on September 2019, I have been following up and the only answer I am getting is that they are working on my claim, nothing is happening .

    Please help me

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Dumslile, I can definitely assist you to ensure you receive your payment as quickly as possible. I go to their offices personally and can follow-up to determine what is causing the delay. I have sent you an email with further information. Regards

  90. May you please help me, I got divorced in 2016,court order was each party keeps moveable property on his/her possession as the sole property. No mention of my pension was made. Yesterday I discovered that there is a new order that says my ex-husband has to be granted a50%.I knew nothing about this change. They claim I was served and I agreed to the new terms. I only had decree of divorce given to me in May 2016.What should I do, heartbroken and confused. Thank you

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Sthembisi, I suggest you get legal advise and assistance. If your ex-spouse applied for an amendment of the Court Order you should have been contacted to give your consent.

  91. Lungakazi Hazel Nongqo

    I was divorced in August last year , my arttoney claimed on behalf of me. It took GEPF two months to write me a formal letter stating I must claim 50% from my ex husband pension fund and another choice form to fill in . When I called inquiring about the first claim , i was told there was an error to that claim.
    On the 11th on November last year i personally went to GEPF offices in Cape Town , which i submitted another claim.
    I called since January this year was told my claim was within their Finance Department , it hasn’t been finalised yet.
    I called each week since then , I was told the same story which i decided not to follow up again
    It is the 3rd of March today I am still haven’t been paid
    Regards

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Lungakazi, I can definitely assist you to check with the Payment section to ensure you receive your payment as quickly as possible. I go to their offices personally and can follow-up to determine what is causing the delay. I have sent you an email with further information. Regards

  92. It’s been 4. Months since I’ve submitted the documents every time I called they say it’s been loaded on the system and calculations are done waiting for authorization it’s been weeks now. What to do the next

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Nto, I can most certainly assist you to determine what is causing the delay in payment. I have sent you an email with further information. Regards

  93. Dear GEPF

    My name is Walter Gobe and I am a GEPF member, I have divorced my ex wife and we were granted the divorce on the 18th of October 2019, what frustrate me now is that she’s still doesn’t submit her papers to GEPF to claim her 50% and I would like to know if there is any way that I can do to ensure that she submit her claim as soon as possible. And also I would like to know if she’s still accumulating from my pension from the day of divorce until now?

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Walter, you can submit a certified copy of the Divorce Decree in the meantime but your ex-spouse must submit the Choice Form with her personal details herself. The divorce benefit is paid up until the date of divorce and it does not accumulate interest.

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Sentha, yes I can most definitely help you to ensure you receive your payment as quickly as possible. I have sent you an email with more information. Regards

      1. Hi im lindelwa Mpetsheni I I’ve got divorced in 2019-12-12 and I put a claim on 25 January 2020. Then I never receive any feedback about my claim.

        1. Xpression Assist

          Good day Lindelwa, I can most certainly assist you with your query by following-up at GEPF to see what is causing the delay. I have sent you an email with further information. Regards, Janene

  94. Hello can you help me calculate on how much my husband will be getting on my pension fund once it’s finalised

  95. Mphigalale azwihangwisi nancy

    I divorced my husband 20119 claim was submitted November, my exhusband is not working so I have to assist him until he get gepf money .so I don’t no that he already get the money or not

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Mphigalale, please note I do not work at the GEPF but offer a service at a fee assisting clients with their claims to ensure they receive their payment. Your ex-spouse is welcome to contact me and I will assist him to determine what is causing the delay. He can send me a query to janene@xpression.co.za or 083-320-0145. Regards Janene

  96. Hi I am Lesley Rakate I am married for 20 yrs in cop contract without signing up any agreement now I want to know that if my wife get 50 percent share of my pension funds is she going to get it from its inception or from date of marriage if is from date of marriage is there any law in GEPF when they deal with divorce cause she is gunning for everything to be calculated from its inception please help if there is any law where do I find it

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Lesley, I suggest you discuss this with your lawyer. I cannot give any legal advise but know that your wife is entitled to claim according to your marriage regime. It all depends how you are married but as mentioned, please get sound legal advise. It is not the GEPF that makes the rule; it is determined by your Divorce Decree and the conditions stipulated there in. Regards

  97. Hi my name is Ingrid,me nd my husband divorced last year nd got paid from Gept my 50 percent from my divorce settlement,so last week I receive this msg from Gept,Dear pensioner,the Gept confirm that your monthly payment will be processed as per the communicated payment dates,nd my husband was the one who’s been working in government,pls help me to understand

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Ingrid, I won’t be able to give you my opinion on the letter you received without seeing the content of it. You are welcome to email it to me and I will look at it. Alternatively it can also be a “bulk letter” that was send out by GEPF to their members. Regards

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