Principal Pension Scheme
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DEATH-IN-SERVICE

Rules 24, 31, 32 and 35 of the Fund’s Rule Book apply to members who die in service.

The following documents should be submitted to the Fund in respect of all death-in-service cases:-

 a. Married Members

 JF4 and JF8 forms fully completed with local authority official stamp.
Certified copy of Death Certificate.
Certified copy of Marriage Certificate or at least three affidavits from late member’s relatives.
Certified copies of minor children’s long birth certificates.
A letter from the school or college head in respect of children over 18 and receiving full time education.
Certified copy of spouse’s Identity Card.

 b. Single Members

 In addition to a (i), (ii), above, the Fund requires the Certificate of Heirship together with at least three affidavits from relatives confirming the beneficiary’s relationship to the deceased and a certified copy of the beneficiary’s Identity Card.

c. Minor Children under Guardianship
In addition to 2a (i), (ii), (iv) and (v), where there is no surviving spouse but there are minor children, the Fund requires a Certificate of Guardianship or three affidavits from the children’s relatives together with a certified copy of Guardian’s Identity Card.

The various benefits payments from the Fund are subject to the following tax and legislative provisions:-


The Event of a Death of a Member.
i) Any lump sum to the member’s dependants is tax free, and
ii) Any monthly pension payable to the member’s spouse is taxable as income.



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