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Claiming your share of Surplus Pension Funds

Claiming your share of Surplus Pension Funds

We are contacted almost every day by people who wish to claim any pension fund surplus that is owing to them and here we outline the procedure that needs to be followed in order to make your claim from surplus pension funds.

The Pension Funds that are currently redistributing surplus amounts can be seen here, surplus pension funds

If you worked in the metals and engineering industry and contributed to any of the following funds, you need to go here >>

  • Metal Industries Provident Fund (MIPF)
  • Engineering Industries Pension Fund (EIPF)
  • Metal Industries Group Pension Fund (MIGPF)
  • Metal Industries Group Life and Provident Fund (MIGLPF)

The first thing you need to do is determine which fund it was that you were contributing to. You will find the fund name and the administrators on any benefit statement you received while contributing. If you do not have any records of the fund name, you will need to contact the company you were employed by at the time to determine which fund it was.

Ask your former employer if the fund still exists and if there is any surplus available to those who contributed.

During the redistribution process a representative former member of the fund is appointed to look after the members interests. Your former employers may have this information.

If they do not have the information you need to contact the Fund administrators who will be able to assist you. You can do this by searching for the fund name or the fund administrators name on pensionfund.co.za using the search box above. Be as specific as possible eg “ABSA fund administrators or┬áMAFUBE PUBLISHING PENSION FUND”.

Request the claim documents and make sure the claim for your surplus pension funds is very accurately completed.

Following up your claim:

  • Make sure you get a personal contact and email address of a person at the fund right at the outset.
  • Submit regular queries to the fund and if you are not satisfied contact the FSB or have an attorney write to them.
  • Use registered mail or confirmed delivery email when making inquiries.
  • Make very sure that your claim forms are 100% correctly completed and all of the supporting documentation is included
  • Do not accept verbal responses, insist that an email is sent to you.
  • Contact other fund members you know and ask them to make inquiries
  • The basis on which the valuation is made is contained in a report, attempt to get a copy of the report.

We are unfortunately not in a position to assist individuals with claims, these can only be made through the appointed person or directly with the fund administrators.

If you need an attorney to help you, contact David Spencer

502 Responses to “Claiming your share of Surplus Pension Funds”

  1. Titus says:

    My Uncle worked for PUTCO and died in 1983.Is there a surplus.Sibiya Kameel Jarry 3005115697087

    • Senzo Mlomo says:

      My mother worked for department of education 23years , she died 2014 December 07 . NA Mlomo ID 6608060069089 .

  2. Mahloachaba daniel says:

    Would like 2 know about my surplus have been waiting for so long i couldn’t find any help

    • Zipho says:

      I worked for Freedom Stationery from 2002 February to Dember 2005 and I also worked for Mawenzie Resources , African Harvest , Metallon Corporation from 2006 to 2013

  3. Irma Maritz says:

    I am trying to find out if there is a surplus pension for Armitage Shanks S.A.

    Can you help me?

  4. NOLUSINDISO PIKISO says:

    MY NAME IS NOLUSINDISO PIKISO JUST WANNA KNOW DO I HAVE SURPLUS MONEY SHARE THERE

  5. NOLUSINDISO PIKISO says:

    I WAS WORKING FOR FEDERAL GAMING SECURITY AND IMVULA QUALITY PROTECTION FOR 10YEARS JUST WANNA KNOW IF DO I HAVE SURPLUS MONEY AVAILABLE FOR ME MY CONTACT NUMBER 0847918535 THANKYOU

  6. Masophie erlina daniel says:

    My father in law worked as a miner at w.deep level 238 carletonville, krugersdorp so he was released because of TB I want to know if he has any unclaimed benefits. The name is khobatha Julius Daniel

  7. Mogomotsi Jonathan says:

    My name is Jonathan Mmitsi i worked for motor industry and i would like to know if i had a surplus fund to claim

  8. clive hex says:

    was employed at trust bank which became absa bank
    was employed from 1982 till approxcimately 1990
    would like to know if there is any surplus available

  9. Noluthando says:

    My father died in 2007,should I claim his surplus money

  10. Isabella Linda says:

    How do I claim for my husband surplus funds.He worked for Nestle company for 34yrs. The company was in Isando

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