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XpressionAssist
Johannesburg, South Africa
At Xpression Assist, I strive to offer customer service that is not only the best, but legendary.
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Good day Esther I can assist by following-up on the claim to see what is causing the delay and see to it that it is finalized. I have sent you and email with more information. Regards, Janene
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
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
Good day Trainer, if nothing is stipulated in your Divorce Decree, he cannot claim. If it is stipulated but he never put in a claim before, he can claim once you resign. Regards Janene
Toggle Commented May 16, 2018 on Divorce and pension fund benefits at XpressionAssist
Dear Annie You can tell our lawyer to mention his ID number in the clause. I have sent you further information via email. Regard Janene
Good day Michelle, I can follow-up on your claim to see what is causing the delay. I have sent you an email with further information. Should your ex-husband also need my assistance, please forward the email to him. Kind regards Janene
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
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
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
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
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 http://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
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
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
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: http://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
Good day Portia I can follow-up on your claim to determine what is causing the delay. I have sent you an email with further details. Regards Janene
Good day Kennedy The GEPF requires a Final Divorce Decree stipulating that you have a claim. Without it they will not process it. Hope this answers your question. Regards
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
Good day Ben I can request a confirmation of payment at the GEPF on your behalf. I have sent you an email with more information. Regards Janene
Good day Michelle Yes I can follow-up on your behalf. I've sent you an email with more information. Regards Janene
Good day Khanyi I can assist by following-up on your claim at the GEPF. I have sent you an email with more detail. Regards
Good day Khanibuhle I can assist by following-up on your claim at the GEPF. I have sent you an email with more detail. Regards
Good day Tiny I can request a document on your behalf at the GEPF. I have sent you an email with more information. Regards Janene
Good day Jana, I suggest you submit your claim yourself instead of waiting for your ex-spouse or the HR. I have sent you an email with further information. Regards Janene
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
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. Regards Janene