What happens to my pension if I die?

When a GEPF pensioners dies:

  • The GEPF will contribute to funeral costs by paying funeral benefits.
  • If the pensioner dies within five years of retiring or being discharged, the GEPF will pay the balance of the retirement or discharge annuities to the beneficiaries. Please refer to information on Death within five years of retirement.
  • If the pensioner leaves behind a spouse, life partner or orphaned children, they will qualify for monthly pension benefits. Please refer to the details under Spouse’s annuity and Orphan’s annuity.