65 thoughts on “Required Documents To Lodge A GEPF Divorce Claim”

  1. Virginia Isobel Afrika

    Goodday. I’ve been trying to get assistance for my divorce claim .The lawyer that was supposedly to help me…has been very rude an unproffesional…get someone please help me?

  2. Virginia Isobel Afrika

    Thank you….I was so busy trying to do everything myself….but thanks anyway. Will contact you if I have problems with the claim itself. I did already sent the required documents to the fund.

  3. Hi I am in need of help my husband divorced me and we got married in community of property and he is a soldier, I have received my divorce degree and deed of settlement. I am entitle to 50%, but I don’t know what to do how to claim can you help me please. Thank you.

      1. Xpression Assist

        Good day Johan, I have sent you an email with more information on how to claim a divorce benefit from GEPF.

  4. Hi Janene, I have a challenge, I don’t have my marrieage certificate at my disposal and I enquired about getting it from Home Affairs. However I was told its going to take from 3months to 6months. The man aldready divorced me but, there is no settlement hence we were married in community of property. What do I do. I am afriad he might resign as he is in he 50’s. He is a government employee.

  5. Good day Lebo
    First of all, it must be specifically stipulated in your divorce order that you can claim against his Pension Fund. If it only says “division of joint estate” you will have to obtain a variation/amendment order stipulating your claim against his fund. Secondly, you only need a marriage certificate should it be stipulated that you can claim for “time of marriage”. You are welcome to contact me should you have any further queries, 083-320-0145. Regards Janene

  6. hi
    How long will it still take for the pension fund to pay? I had a pretty straight-forward divorce but the fund takes so long to pay.

  7. Dear Salome
    The GEPF has 60 days to finalize a divorce claim. I can assist by following-up on your behalf when I go personally to the GEPF. I have sent you an email with further information.

  8. Dear Salome
    I can assist by following-up on your behalf. I go personally to the GEPF on a weekly and can assist. I have sent you an email with more information.

  9. Kennedy chauke

    Hi I don’t have a divorce settlement,is the GEPF going to process my claim?I’ve got all the documents except the settlement.

  10. nolusindiso Sylvia Ndakisa

    Type here..hi I need help my husband divorce me, without me being in court, on 204 his working in SAPS, I only realised this year January, that he has removed me from his pension fund, I don’t know what to do with situation

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Nolusindiso, if your husband divorced you, he can change the beneficiaries to his pension. Unfortunately I do not assist with situations like this and advise you try to resolve the issue with him. Regards

  11. Good day my divorce was finalised last year in march 2017 but only did the claim in April 2018 since I was not aware that I’m already divorced on the settlement it does state that I’m entitled 50% which we both signed documents where send to my ex husband retirement fund since April but no transfer have been made after 4 months.and they keep sending a response on the email that I should wait 60 days but their time frame has passed.

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Zanele, if it is not specifically stipulated in your Divorce Decree that you can claim from your ex-spouse’s pension at the GEPF, you will not be able to claim. If you send me a copy of your Divorce Decree and Settlement I will advice, janene@xpression.co.za. Regards Janene

  12. I have a divorce decree I want claim pension I need assistance. Am suppose to get 50 %of my wife’s pension

  13. Matshidiso Magdeline Eunice Majoang

    Dear Janine…I claimed and sent all the required documents to GEPF..in February I only received 13,500 something..until now I haven’t heard or received anything..can you please help me..

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Matshidiso, I cannot confirm if that was the divorce benefit paid to you. I suggest you call the GEPF and ask about the amount. If it is the divorce benefit and you are not satisfied you can contact me and I will advise you from there. Regards Janene

  14. Sibusiso Velenkosini Mthenjwa Mthembu

    My wife filed for divorce and I did not contest it and on papers she stated that she is entitled of her 50% pension intest on my GEPF fund and she just informed me that on the 25th of October is the court case and now I strongly feel that I’m also entitled of my 50% on her GEPF What must I do now as she is going to court on the 25th and I never had made any written thing to state this can I still claim my 50% on that day please help my email is sbusisomthembu957@gmail.com

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Sibusiso, I am not a lawyer and can therefor not give you legal advice. I suggest you contact your lawyer and inquire about the steps you need to take.

  15. Nhlonipho Ndikandika

    Good day my name is Nhlonipho Ndikandika, and I would like to make a GEPF claim for my father who passed away three years ago.

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Nhlonipho, if your father was still employed at the time of his death you must go to his Employer and lodge the claim there. They will then send it through to GEPF. You are welcome to contact or email me your detailed query. Regards, Janene

  16. Can you assist us with the follow-up of our divorce claim. All documentation were submitted to GEPF on 11/10/2019.

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Molise, yes I can definitely assist by following-up on a pending divorce claim. I go to GEPF personally to follow-up on my clients’ claims. I have sent you an email with further information. Regards, Janene

  17. Leeanne Alberts

    Good Day

    I need to submit a divorce claim to the GEPF. Do I go to their offices and where are their offices in Johannesburg

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Leeanne, you can visit their offices in Johannesburg and submit your claim there. Alternatively I can assist by submitting on your behalf and ensure you receive your payment within the said 60 days. I have sent you and email with more information. Regards, Janen

  18. Good day Janene i am an HR Officer at Free State Department of Health. Im handling a deceased case where the official got dicvorced in 1998. My problem is there’s no deed of settlement and according to the decree of divorce there must be a deed of settlement. The daughter just make an affidavit to state that she can’t get the deed of settlement from the lawyers. Will GEPF finalised the case without the deed of settlement

    Kind regards
    Sylvia Venter

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Sylvia, I can’t confirm whether GEPF will accept the affidavit or not but in my experience they are rather strict about this. I suggest you submit the documents and see what the outcome is. Regards, janene

  19. Nonkululeko Mbatha

    Janine goodday have filled for dirvorce in july 2019 and got a decree in December 18 2019 with a settlement where i am suppose to get 50% from my ex husbands pension.kindly assist with the claim since im not sure with the choice form that should be filled in

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Nonkululeko, I can definitely assist you to submit your claim and ensure you receive your payment within the said 60 days. I will send you further information to your email. Regards, Janene

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Portpico, I do not work at the GEPF but offer a service assisting clients with their claims. I have sent you an email with further information on how I can help. Regards

  20. Good day,
    My divorce was finalized in march 2019.
    Problem while in court the judge had requested for some wording on the settlement to be corrected.
    I only received the final divorce decree and dont have the final settlement due to the wording. And i would like to claim Gepf.

    Could you kindly assist.

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Tereza, depending on what is stipulated in your Final Divorce Decree, you might need the Settlement Agreement too. Why don’t you send me a copy of the documents you do have and I will advise from there. Send it to janene@xpression.co.za and make sure you send me your contact details as well. Regards, Janene

  21. Chauke hasani maurice

    I need your assistant I want to know what must I do if I want to submit the forms to claim pension payouts for divorce because i went to the local GEPF is closed during this lockdown how I be assisted regarding this documents

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Chauke, the GEPF offices are still closed to the public. I have sent you an email with further information on how I can assist you. Regards

  22. Hi. May I ask if the funeral benefit claim forms can be sent by e-mail to the GEPF mail address or there is another e-mail for that purpose. I’m confused because the instructions on submission of the forms mentions the fax only. Faxes are now not so easy to find. Please assist.
    Robert Thobela
    e-mail: rz.*****@gmail.com

      1. I’ve submitted my gepf divorce settlement documents on the 1th of June so I was wandering how long will it take for my claim to be lodge mabena*****@gmail.com 0736****06

        1. Xpression Assist

          Good day Tebogo, the GEPF has 60 days to finalize a divorce claim but due to a huge backlog caused by the Nation Lockdown it might take much longer. Let me assist you by following-up with GEPF and ensure it is processed and finalized in order for you to receive your payment as quickly as possible. I have sent you an email with further information on my services. Regards, Janene

          1. Good evening, I’m Pat, still waiting for divorce payments coz 60 days is over know and they said everything is finilized and it is in the payment department. Please I’m struggling and I’m sick of depression, I don’t know what to do.

          2. Xpression Assist

            Good day Pat, I can assist by following-up at GEPF to see what is causing the delay in payment. I have sent you an email with further information. Regards, Janene

  23. Greetings
    I would like to know about a divorce settlement, what is it, why is it important, will de GEPF pay without it. I am a divorce, I have a final divorce order but no any other paper including de divorce settlement

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Bongani, if you want to claim from GEPF it must be stipulated either in a divorce settlement that is made an order of the court or in your Final Divorce Decree. You are welcome to email me your divorce papers and I will advise from there. Regards

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Abegail, the only way the GEPF could make payment to your ex-spouse would be of a Divorce Decree that stipulates that he can claim. If it is in the Divorce Decree you should have known about it. Regards

  24. Good evening.
    I would like your assistance. My exhusband and I got devorced recently and I am bateling to get my SARS certificate. I am registered at SARS but they do not want to assist me with the necessary documents. SARS say that they are only working on appointments and the wayting period is a month from now. I really need to submit the claim.

    Thank you.

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Jolene, you can use a previous IRP5 as proof of your tax registration. Alternatively you can also download a letter of registration from eFiling. Trust this answers your question. You are welcome to contact me for assistance with your divorce claim. Regards, Janene

  25. Hi am Julia I settled my divorce on the 05 July 2010 then I submitted my degree of divorce on the 29″of July 2020 to claim my, 50%.of my provided fund. So since then I never received any respond from GEPF Pretoria I submitted all the documents that they told me to submit pls help me

    1. Xpression Assist

      Dear Julia, I can assist by following-up on your pending divorce claim. I have sent you an email with further information on my services. Regards, Janene

    1. Xpression Assist

      Good day Nonhlahla, yes I can most definitely assist you by following-up at GEPF to determine what is causing the delay. I have sent you an email with further information. Regards, Janene

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