A GEPF member receives a resignation benefit when he or she resigns from government or is discharged due to misconduct or an illness or injury on duty (caused by his or her own doing).

GEPF offers two options for the payment of this resignation benefit:

  • Have it paid into a bank account as a cash lump sum; or
  • Transfer it to an approved pension preservation fund.

Detailed information regarding transferring to an approved fund 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.