State funds also have unclaimed benefits
The unclaimed benefit statistics reviewed by the Financial Services Board do not include government funds, as these do not fall under the Pension Funds Act.
These would include funds such as the Government Employees’ Pension Fund, The Telkom Retirement Fund, the Post Office Retirement Fund and the three Transnet funds.
These funds are not supervised by the Financial Services Board, but it is estimated the Government Employees’ Pension Fund alone has around R500 million in unclaimed benefits.
If you were a member of one of the following funds, you can make contact through the Government Pensions Administration Agency, for which contact information may be found at gpaa.gov.za: Government Employees’ Pension Fund; Temporary Employees’ Pension Fund; Associated Institutions’ Pension Fund; Members of Statutory Bodies Pension Scheme; and
Associated Institutions’ Provident Fund.