Pensioners and Beneficiaries

Pensioners of the EPPF are former in-service members who retire from the service of the employer OR deferred members (over the age of 55) who elect to start receiving a monthly pension from the EPPF.

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Pensioners and Beneficiaries

Pensioners of the EPPF are former in-service members who retire from the service of the employer OR deferred members (over the age of 55) who elect to start receiving a monthly pension from the EPPF.

Member Update June 2022


How EPPF members are helping job sustainability


Member Update March 2022


Message from the Chief Executive and Principal Officer


Pensioner Tax Update


Member Regulatory Update: Regulation 28 Amendments


EPPF appoints new Chief Financial Officer


Member Update - January 2022


Eskom splits off transmission division


2021 Integrated Report


Member regulatory update: Release of the Two Retirement Reform Discussion


Message from the Chief Executive


2022 Pensioner increase and bonus


Member Update - October 2021


EPPF’s Digital Transformation Journey


The EPPF partners with Equites Property Fund in logistics deal


The Minimum Individual Reserve (MIR) explained


Congratulations to all our winners


THE ENHANCED EPPF MOBILE APP FINALLY HERE!


Amended Fund Rules


Withdrawal of retirement savings by active members


Update: Impact of recent social unrest


EPPF Operations - impact of protests


2021 Tax Certificate re-issue


Scam alert warning


EPPF Message from the Chief Executive and Principal Officer


EPPF INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE UPDATE (Q1, 2021)


MEMBER UPDATE – APRIL 2021


Member Regulatory Update


EPPF appoints new Chief Executive and Principal Officer


Member Update: Business Maverick reporting


EPPF Chief Executive and Principal Officer to step down


2020 Integrated Report


2021 Pensioner increase and bonus


MEMBER UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2020


Member Update: EPPF’s digital transformation journey


UPDATE – BUSINESS MAVERICK REPORTING ON EPPF SANCTIONED BY PRESS COUNCIL


NEW EPPF BOARD APPOINTMENTS


Announcement: COVID-19 relief special bonus for EPPF pensioners


Announcement - Eskom Employee Benefits department


EPPF changes to new pension administration system


EPPF and Global ASP matter


Trustee Elections 2019/20 results announcement


IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND THE RATINGS DOWNGRADE ON THE EPPF INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO


Provisional Trustee Election Results


UPDATE: EPPF OPERATIONS DURING THE 21 DAY NATIONAL LOCKDOWN AS A RESULT OF COVID-19


EPPF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) MEMBER UPDATE


RESPONSE TO MEDIA ARTICLE ON EPPF’S INVESTMENT IN MPANDE PROPERTY FUND


EPPF Member/Pensioner Update - Message from the Chairman


Media report on EPPF administration


Trustee Elections : Voting phase


Former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out update


2019 PENSIONER INCREASE AND BONUS


Employee Profile: meet Tetelo Mabona


RESPONSIBLE INVESTING BY PENSION FUNDS: THE ABC OF ESG


Appointment of Ms Linda Mateza as EPPF Chief Executive and Principal Officer


EPPF calls for asset owners to promote transformation at the third EPPF Transformation Breakfast


Trustee Elections 2019/20


Supreme Court of Appeal ruling on former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out case


THE POSITION OF THE FUND ON PRESCRIBED ASSETS


Board announcement to stakeholders


The EPPF Transformation Breakfast


Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) appoints first-ever female Chief Executive and Principal Officer


High court ruling on former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out case


Impact of Steinhoff International on the EPPF


Advice: Take a stand against fraud and protect yourself


Bonus and Pension Increase Announcement


Update: Former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out


Update: Unauthorised Debit Orders


EPPF’s Affordable Housing Investment to Positively Impact SA’s Development


EPPF investment in China A equities


Eskom Pension and Provident Fund CFO Shafeeq Abrahams steps into CEO role


EPPF head of HR Shyless Nkuna says servant leadership is paramount


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INFRASTRUCTURE: HOW PENSION FUNDS CAN SERVE MEMBERS – AND THE NATION


The future of transformation in the investment industry and the EPPF’s role


Responsible Investing by Pension Funds: The ABC Of ESG


Sound corporate governance depends on ethical leaders – and you and me


Power Talk Newsletter April 2022


Pensioner Talk Newsletter April 2022


Power Talk October - November 2021


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Power Talk - June/July 2021


Pensioner Talk June 2021


Power Talk - November/December 2020


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Power Talk July/August 2020


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Pensioner Talk May 2020


Power Talk May 2020


December Power Talk 2019


December Pensioner Talk 2019 (Festive Edition)


September Power Talk 2019


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Power Talk 3rd Issue 2019


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Investment Performance Update Q3 2021


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EPPF 2020 Valuation Results Summary


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Member Regulatory Update: Regulation 28 Amendments


EPPF appoints new Chief Financial Officer


Member Update - January 2022


Eskom splits off transmission division


2021 Integrated Report


Member regulatory update: Release of the Two Retirement Reform Discussion


Message from the Chief Executive


2022 Pensioner increase and bonus


Member Update - October 2021


EPPF’s Digital Transformation Journey


The EPPF partners with Equites Property Fund in logistics deal


The Minimum Individual Reserve (MIR) explained


Congratulations to all our winners


THE ENHANCED EPPF MOBILE APP FINALLY HERE!


Amended Fund Rules


Withdrawal of retirement savings by active members


Update: Impact of recent social unrest


EPPF Operations - impact of protests


2021 Tax Certificate re-issue


Scam alert warning


EPPF Message from the Chief Executive and Principal Officer


EPPF INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE UPDATE (Q1, 2021)


MEMBER UPDATE – APRIL 2021


Member Regulatory Update


EPPF appoints new Chief Executive and Principal Officer


Member Update: Business Maverick reporting


EPPF Chief Executive and Principal Officer to step down


2020 Integrated Report


2021 Pensioner increase and bonus


MEMBER UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2020


Member Update: EPPF’s digital transformation journey


UPDATE – BUSINESS MAVERICK REPORTING ON EPPF SANCTIONED BY PRESS COUNCIL


NEW EPPF BOARD APPOINTMENTS


Announcement: COVID-19 relief special bonus for EPPF pensioners


Announcement - Eskom Employee Benefits department


EPPF changes to new pension administration system


EPPF and Global ASP matter


Trustee Elections 2019/20 results announcement


IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND THE RATINGS DOWNGRADE ON THE EPPF INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO


Provisional Trustee Election Results


UPDATE: EPPF OPERATIONS DURING THE 21 DAY NATIONAL LOCKDOWN AS A RESULT OF COVID-19


EPPF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) MEMBER UPDATE


RESPONSE TO MEDIA ARTICLE ON EPPF’S INVESTMENT IN MPANDE PROPERTY FUND


EPPF Member/Pensioner Update - Message from the Chairman


Media report on EPPF administration


Trustee Elections : Voting phase


Former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out update


2019 PENSIONER INCREASE AND BONUS


Employee Profile: meet Tetelo Mabona


RESPONSIBLE INVESTING BY PENSION FUNDS: THE ABC OF ESG


Appointment of Ms Linda Mateza as EPPF Chief Executive and Principal Officer


EPPF calls for asset owners to promote transformation at the third EPPF Transformation Breakfast


Trustee Elections 2019/20


Supreme Court of Appeal ruling on former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out case


THE POSITION OF THE FUND ON PRESCRIBED ASSETS


Board announcement to stakeholders


The EPPF Transformation Breakfast


Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) appoints first-ever female Chief Executive and Principal Officer


High court ruling on former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out case


Impact of Steinhoff International on the EPPF


Advice: Take a stand against fraud and protect yourself


Bonus and Pension Increase Announcement


Update: Former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out


Update: Unauthorised Debit Orders


EPPF’s Affordable Housing Investment to Positively Impact SA’s Development


EPPF investment in China A equities


Eskom Pension and Provident Fund CFO Shafeeq Abrahams steps into CEO role


EPPF head of HR Shyless Nkuna says servant leadership is paramount


Eskom fund supports Pension Funds Act amendments


No reason entities that manage people’s data should not implement Popia now


Technology fulfils human purpose in pension fund environment


The Great COVID-19 Crisis, where is the bottom?


INFRASTRUCTURE: HOW PENSION FUNDS CAN SERVE MEMBERS – AND THE NATION


The future of transformation in the investment industry and the EPPF’s role


Responsible Investing by Pension Funds: The ABC Of ESG


Sound corporate governance depends on ethical leaders – and you and me


Power Talk Newsletter April 2022


Pensioner Talk Newsletter April 2022


Power Talk October - November 2021


Pensioner Talk November 2021


Power Talk - June/July 2021


Pensioner Talk June 2021


Power Talk - November/December 2020


Pensioner Talk - November/December 2020


Power Talk July/August 2020


Pensioner Talk July/August 2020


Pensioner Talk May 2020


Power Talk May 2020


December Power Talk 2019


December Pensioner Talk 2019 (Festive Edition)


September Power Talk 2019


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Power Talk 3rd Issue 2019


Pensioner Talk - 2nd Issue 2018


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Pensioner Talk 1st Issue 2018


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Power Talk - June 2013


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Power Talk - August 2012


Pensioner Talk - July 2012


Power Talk - March 2012


Pensioner Talk - March 2012


Power Talk - October 2011


Pensioner Talk - October 2011


Power Talk - April 2011


Pensioner Talk - April 2011


Power Talk - December 2010


Pensioner Talk - December 2010


Power Talk - May 2010


Pensioner Talk - July 2009


Pensioner Talk - April 2009


Power Talk - March 2009


Power Talk - January 2009


Pensioners of the EPPF are former in-service members who retire from the service of the employer OR deferred members (over the age of 55) who elect to start receiving a monthly pension from the EPPF.

Normal Retirement


The EPPF’s compulsory retirement age is 65 years. However, in-service members may retire early from age 63 without penalties, subject to the employer’s conditions of service. The benefit is based on 2.17% of the in-service member’s annual average pensionable salary over the last year before retirement, for each year of pensionable service.

Early Retirement

An in-service member may retire early after reaching age 55 years. The benefit is a pension calculated in terms of a pension formula, reduced by the penalty factor of 3.9% per year for each year before age 63 years.

Ill-health retirement

An in-service member may retire at any age as a result of ill-health, provided that the Board of Trustees approves a recommendation by the EPPF Medical Panel in this regard. The benefit is calculated by making provision for a pension based on the in-service member’s pensionable salary and pensionable service accrued up to the actual retirement date plus 75% of the service that would have been completed by the in-service member from that date to the pensionable age.

Death after retirement

On the death of a pensioner, a lump sum equal to R3000 is paid to the surviving spouse or the estate;

Plus

A pension to the surviving spouse equal to 60% of the deceased pensioner’s pension at retirement before commutation, including any subsequent increases;

Plus

A further pension of 30% (for one eligible child) or 40% (for two or more eligible children) of the deceased pensioner’s pension at retirement before commutation, including any subsequent increases, in respect of any eligible children.

If there is no spouse’s pension payable, the percentage in respect of a single eligible child is increased to 60% of the deceased pensioner’s pension at retirement before commutation, including any subsequent increases. For two or more eligible children, the total percentage is increased to 100% of the deceased pensioner’s pension at the time of retirement before commutation, including any subsequent increases.

If there are no spouse’s or children’s benefits payable, a benefit equal to the excess amount of the lump sum, as specified below, over the total benefits paid to the pensioner until the time of death is paid to the estate. The lump sum comprises the following:

- A lump sum of R3000;

Plus

The greater of the two following calculations:

i. Twice the annual pensionable salary at retirement, less the pension benefits received since retirement;

Or

ii. The annual pensionable salary at retirement plus 10% of the final average pensionable salary per year of pensionable service, less pension benefits already received.

  • Submit your change of details to the EPPF in writing by post, email, or by logging onto your profile.
  • Please provide your unique number, the previous details, and the new details to be updated.
  • Click here to log into your profile via the website or Click here for EPPF contact and postal details.

  • Log into your profile to download the Beneficiary Nomination Form. Please make sure that you  complete the Deferred Pensioner Beneficiary Nomination Form in detail.
  • Submit the signed form to us by email, post or hand deliver it to our head office in Bryanston  Johannesburg. Alternatively, you may deliver the documents at either of our regional offices. Click here for all contact details.
  • We recommend that you send posted forms via registered post to enable tracking of the form.
  • You may contact our Call Centre to confirm receipt and capturing of your nomination form.

Triennially, the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (“EPPF”), as per the EPPF Fund Rules, requires you, our pensioner, to complete an Evidence of Survival (“EOS”), as required by law. The purpose is to verify your existence and to further ensure that our records/data are up to date for us to continue to pay your pension. 


How do I submit my EOS?

Your EOS can be submitted through one of the following options:


1. USSD 

The EPPF has launched its Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) functionality as part of the new channels. This service allows you to use your mobile phone to submit your EOS. Utilising the USSD platform means that you do not have to fill in any forms, go to the police station or worry about your form reaching the Fund on time:


  • Simply dial *134*20072# and follow the prompts.
  • Please ensure that you provide a response on the screen within 30 seconds to avoid the session being timed out (this is a security feature). If your session times out, you will be required to recapture the short code and start all over.
  • Once complete, you will receive notification of your successful submission.

NOTE: Please follow the guide on the link below, should you require assistance:

EOS USSD Guide


2. Electronic Form (e-Form)   

For those that have access to the member portal an e-form is available for direct update of your record. Follow the guidelines outlined in the guide on this link: EOS e-Form Guide. Please ensure that you are registered on our safe and secure member portal. 

Pensioners who have not yet registered, please register here and follow the guidelines outlined in the getting started manual. Click here to access the manual.

To upload scanned copies of your EOS form on the member portal, please follow the guidelines by clicking here.  Documents must be less than 5MB and in PDF.


3. Physical Evidence of Survival (EOS) Form

The option of physical Evidence of Survival (EOS) is still available.    

  1. For those who do not have access to a mobile phone or the Member Portal on the EPPF website please read, complete and print the EOS form.
  2. Once completed and printed, the EOS form must be stamped and certified by a Commissioner of Oaths. A Commissioner of Oaths can be found at magistrates’ offices, attorneys’ offices, banks, post offices and police stations. Alternatively, Affirming Authority stamps can be used. These can be found at the following places: Lawyers or notary public (who are members of a recognised professional body), actuaries or accountants (who are members of a recognised professional body), members of the judiciary as well as Directors, managers or company secretaries of a bank or regulated financial services business.
  3. When taking the EOS form to be certified, please take your identity document or passport with you. Please also ensure that both forms include your signature and are returned to the Fund.

To return the forms to the Fund, e-mail a copy of the form to webupdate@eppf.co.za


What happens if I don't submit my EOS form?

If the Fund does not receive your EOS by the payroll closing date, the payment of your pension will be suspended until the EPPF receives your form. The implications of not submitting on time can be far reaching e.g. aside from not receiving a pension, certain third party deductions may not be processed,  e.g. medical aid payments etc.


Are widows; widowers and guardians with minor children required to submit an EOS?

Yes. Widows, widowers, and guardians with minor children in receipt of a pension, as well as disabled children in receipt of a lifelong pension, is required to submit an EOS. The following should be noted:

  • Each widow/widower and child in the household who receives a pension must submit their EOS through one of the channels, and
  • In the case of a minor child or a disabled child, the guardian must submit an EOS on behalf of the minor or disabled child.

Pre-Retirement Counselling

All members exiting the Fund are required to meet with a Retirement Fund Consultant (RFC) six months before their exit. The purpose of the counselling is to assist and provide you with information needed to make an informed decision when retiring. The RFC will also guide you as to what is required in the completion of the Retirement application form.

Retirement application

The member with the help of Human Resources (HR) must complete the application form.

This application form is used to process the pension as per the member’s instruction.

If previously divorced, members are encouraged to submit their divorce documents to the Fund to prevent delays in processing as the divorce documents are to be reviewed by the Fund’s legal team.

Documents

All documents requested on the application form must be provided to the Fund before the member’s exit where the quality assurance pertaining to the documents can be completed. These can be provided electronically.

Last Contribution

The EPPF will wait for the final confirmation and the last contribution. The contributions are received from the employer by the 7th of the month after your retirement and once allocated. Thereafter, the applicable interest rates are loaded at which time the claim processing commences.

Calculation

The member’s final retirement calculation is done in accordance with the Fund rules.

Tax

The retirement calculation is sent to SARS to confirm the tax deductible on the benefit.

Cash lump sum

The member is paid the Nett cash lumpsum value if he/she has opted for that.

Monthly Pension

The arrear monthly pension is loaded along with any deductions as indicated by the member. Thereafter, the pension will run monthly by means of the EPPF’s payroll system.

Letter

The member is sent a welcome letter providing them with their monthly pension value and the tax certificate.

Pensioner Card

The card is produced and posted to members which enables them to get discounts, this could be store or region specific.

The Fund is notified of the death by a family member or via the monthly payroll which does an upload from the Department of Home Affairs.

The applicant needs to complete a Death Application form. This form provides information that the Fund requires to load the spouse and/or eligible children.

The applicant is to provide the Fund with the relevant supporting documents as indicated on the application.
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The final pension value is calculated in accordance with the rules of the Fund.

The monthly pension values along with any deductions as indicated on the application is loaded.

The arrear monthly pension is paid. Thereafter the pension is run by means of the EPPF’s payroll system on a monthly basis.

A payment letter is sent to the beneficiary(ries) providing them with the details of their monthly pension.

A payslip is provided to each recipient of a pension on a monthly basis.

Please complete a Consent to Receive Email Payslips and Correspondence form which is available via the member portal. Once you have completed the form, please fax or post it back to the EPPF. Click here to log on to the member portal and access the form.

The spouse’s pension is payable for the duration of your lifetime, regardless of whether you remarry or not.

Depending on the investment performance of the EPPF, the Board of Trustees may declare a bonus which is payable in December of that year. Pensioners are advised in December of each year whether a bonus is payable through a newsflash.

There are various factors which contribute to your tax fluctuating:

 

In December there was a bonus paid so your tax deduction was different from other months;

 

In January there was a pension increase which also created a difference in tax payable;

 

In the February payroll medical aid contributions increased. Pensioners aged 65 years and older used to get a full medical aid rebate. However as medical aid contributions increase the taxable income decreases.

 

The new tax year begins in March. The Fund’s payroll system annualises tax based on the latest tax earnings and the last year’s tax tables. Since the Fund’s pension payroll runs in advance on the 1st of each month, new tax tables for the new tax year are always implemented in the April payroll. However, please note that the new tax tables implemented in April are implemented retrospectively to the March payroll as per tax changes announced in the budget speech. This means that your tax on the April payroll will include the March payroll deduction adjustments. Your tax should then stabilise from the May payroll onwards.

Section 18(2) of the Income Tax Act has been repealed. This means that pensioners who are 65 years and older are no longer granted the full medical aid rebate by the employer during the tax year. Instead they are granted the medical tax credits by the employer according to the number of dependants they have on their medical aid. The section of the Income Tax Act that deals with medical aid tax credits is section 6A of the Income Tax Act.

 

Medical aid medical aid expenses (such as medication, doctor’s consultations etc.) and tax credits in respect of expenses are granted during the assessment year of tax returns. Should it happen that the pensioner has paid too much tax due to medical expenses not being deductible by the employer; SARS will refund the excess to the pensioner.

 

Medical aid contributions and medical expenses are granted in terms of section 6B of the Income Tax Act.

 

The Medical Scheme Fees Tax Credit for individuals is a credit which applies in respect of contributions paid by the pensioner who has a taxable income up to the last day of the tax year to a registered medical scheme. The amount of credit is based on the following values per month in the year of assessment in respect of which the contributions were paid in respect of the pensioner, the pensioner’s spouse and any other dependants.

The employer’s contribution is not disclosed on the payslip but it is disclosed on the tax certificate under the deduction code 4493. The pensioner’s own medical aid contributions are disclosed under code 4005. Both of these amounts are added to form the total medical aid contributions, which is listed under code 4497, the medical aid tax credits are disclosed on code 4116, the medical aid expenses will be disclosed on code 4120 as a zero value since EPPF is not privy to pensioner’s expenses so the medical expenses credit will be granted by SARS.

 

SARS gets this information when the Fund submits the tax certificates on the pensioners’ behalf during the employer annual submission time.

 

For taxable income rates, rebates and tax thresholds applicable to individuals for each financial year, visit the South African Revenue Services’ website on www.sars.gov.za.

The Evidence of Survival (EOS) form is used by the EPPF to ascertain whether people in receipt of a pension from the EPPF, who live outside South Africa are still alive and are rightfully in receipt of a pension. EOS forms are sent out annually to pensioners living outside South Africa and pensioners have a few months in which to complete them from the date on which the form is sent to them.

 

The EPPF always advises pensioners of the opening and closing dates for EOS form submission. Should the EPPF not receive your form by the EOS submission closing date, your pension will be suspended until the form is received. Please contact the EPPF if you have not received an EOS form or Click here to log into your profile and download the form.

Yes, you are still obliged to submit your returns as a confirmation of the information submitted by the employer on your behalf. In your instance, the EPPF represents the employer as the provider of a monthly income.

An AA88 is a garnishee order issued to the employer (the EPPF) against you by SARS for monies owed by yourself to SARS. Monies owed are usually due to non-submission of tax returns and non-payment of tax owed. An AA88 was previously referred to as an IT88.

 

When the employer or the EPPF receives this garnishee order it is required by law to comply and deduct the amount owed to SARS from your pension and pay it over to SARS on your behalf. This might affect your other deductions, as a SARS garnishee order takes precedence over other deductions.

 

Please contact your nearest SARS office to resolve your outstanding tax issues. You can contact SARS on 0800 00 72 77.

To change your banking details when you relocate to another country, you must submit the following documentation to us:

 

Original, certified copy of your identity document or passport

An original, completed, International Banking Form (IBF). The IBF must be completed by the bank to which you want to transfer your benefit, or by your foreign exchange service provider.

 

Click here to log into your profile and download the IBF.

 

Remember to also advise us of your change in address. Click here to contact us in order to update your address and other contact information.

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