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.
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.
- 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.