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