Benefit on age grounds is paid when the member is 50 years of age, but it can be claimed before then as a "retirement benefit" if the member is at least 45 years of age and has retired from regular employment or become self-employed. A member’s age is normally determined – in the absence of any documentary proof – by the employer, but, if there is any dispute et. as to age, the Chief Executive Officer is given authority to decide a member’s date of birth for the purpose of any benefit. If a member, having qualified for age benefit at 50 years, continues to work, Provident Fund contributes are payable by his employer and he builds up credits afresh. He must wait two years, however, before claiming a benefit again.
Claimant must be at least 50 years of age.
All claims paid to members who have reached the age of 50 years are age claims irrespective of whether the member is retiring or still working.
Positive identity document (SD travel document or SNPF Card) the SD travel document must have the claimant’s correct graded tax number and must be valid.
Graded Tax certificate.
Marriage Certificate (for female members who got married after joining the Fund).