Death benefits are paid when a member dies while in service or within five years of becoming a pensioner. The GPAA also pays annuities to the surviving spouse(s) or orphan(s) of members who die while in service or after retiring.
Detailed information regarding death benefits is available under the ‘Our benefits’ section of the GEPF website at www.gepf.gov.za..
If you have any questions about your pension benefits, please talk to us. You can either phone GPAA’s toll-free Call Centre on 0800 117 669, or visit your nearest GPAA Walk-in Centre.