By Business Reporter
THE Government Institutions Pension Fund has announced that its offices will be open throughout the holiday season with the exception of public holidays.
“We believe that increased stakeholders’ engagement has a positive impact on service delivery, as we continuously aim to achieve excellence in helping our members. In this regard, it is business as usual at GIPF this holiday. “We urge all our members especially the GIPF non-active members who receive monthly income from the fund, (this includes children, retired members, disabled and spouses of deceased members) to come verify and enrol themselves. We are aware that everyone is busy this time of the year but it is critical to ensure you visit our offices before you go on holiday to avoid the suspension of your monthly income. “It is important that our members and beneficiaries understand the rules of the fund and how they are applied; we therefore encourage all GIPF members to visit our offices countrywide and be briefed on their rights and responsibilities and to find out what benefits they are entitled to. Members seeking for specific updates related to their benefits are encouraged to bring their identity documents as well as their latest payslips,” manager: marketing services, Amos Kambonde said.
The fund also encouraged guardians of children who receive benefits from GIPF to bring their children to enrol at any of their offices before schools and tertiary institutions resume in the New Year. “We further wish to remind our members about the verification dates and why is it important to verify. It is important to get enrolled or get verified within the allocated time frame to guarantee your monthly income, if you do not verify yourself; your income will be suspended. The verification of all annuitants can be done three times a year (Nov-Feb, March-June, and July-October).
“Lastly we would like to thank each and every member that visited our offices and attended our events during the year. We rely on the same support next year for the betterment of our families and Namibia. GIPF wishes all stakeholders a happy Christmas and prosperous 2017,” Kambonde added.
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