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The Registrar of Pension funds provides a central database on the FSCA website to assist members of the public to ascertain through the search engine if there are any unclaimed benefits due to them.
An enquirer will be required to input basic information onto the Unclaimed Benefits Search Engine, i.e.. name, surname, identification number, fund name, name of employer, etc. in order for the search engine to check if there is a possible match. On a successful match, the enquirer will be provided with the contact detail of the fund and/or administrator.
The FSCA can only assist by providing the contact details of the relevant fund and/or administrator where after the enquirer will have to contact the fund directly and then follow the normal claims process of a fund to prove a valid claim.
Alternatively the following search channels can be used to search for unclaimed benefits:
The information provided on the Unclaimed Benefit Search Engine is provided for general information purposes only. While every care and effort have been taken to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information provided, the FSCA and AFS makes no representation and gives no warranty, whether express or implied, relating to the correctness of the information on the Unclaimed Benefit Search Engine.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Please note the recent amendment to the Administration of Deceased Estates Act published in Government Gazette no 41224 on 3 Nov 2017.
Masters fees are now:
(1) On all estates of deceased persons or estates under curatorship or administration in terms of the Mental Health Care Act, 2002 (Act No. 17 of 2002), (except estates under the custody of an interim curator pending the appointment of an executor) the gross value of which according to the executor's or curator's account:
(a) is R250 000 or more but less than R400 000: R600;
(b) is R400 000 or more for each complete further R100 000 with which the gross value exceeds R400 000, a further R200; subject to a maximum fee of R7 000.
Where the deceased was one of two spouses married in community of property the said fees shall be assessed upon the gross assets of the joint estate.
This will be effective 1 January 2018 and shall only apply to the estate of persons who die on or after 1 January 2018.
Wynand Louw CFP® FIISA