Our range of benefits caters for a surviving spouse Pension in the event that a member who has contributed for the prescribed period for pension entitlement passes away before retirement age.

Payment of Surviving Spouse’s Pension

Surviving spouse pension shall be an amount equal to 80% of the full retirement pension of the deceased member. Where the deceased (member) has any children, the Surviving Spouse shall be entitled to a pension of only 50% of the 80%. The remaining 40% of the deceased member’s pension goes to children below 25 years if in full time education or below 18 years.

If the surviving spouse is 10 years younger or more than the deceased, the surviving spouse shall be entitled to 70% of the retirement pension of the deceased, provided he/she would have qualified for retirement pension.

If the spouse remarries he/she will continue to receive the pension for the rest of their lives. However if he/she remarries a second time, then the surviving spouse’s pension he/she is receiving in respect of the first deceased spouse will cease.

How to claim?

A claim for a Surviving Spouse Pension, must be lodged with our Benefits Section on the prescribed form. The claim must be supported by the following documentation:

  • Identity Card or a copy of Passport
  • Bank account details
  • Employment Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Death Certificate of deceased member