Medical subsidy benefits apply to members who qualify for continued medical assistance after retirement and who belong to a medical scheme. Valid subsidy claims are processed and paid within a 30-day period.

In order to receive this benefit, an application for the medical subsidy (form Z583) should be completed by a GEPF member who is going on retirement.

If the applicant has less than 15 years of service and does not want to continue with a medical scheme, a completed Medical Choice form will be used to establish the once-off benefit that will be paid.