Uphando Forensics


Where an indvidual dies before the normal retirement age, and while a member of a retirement fund, the provisions of section 37C of the Pension Fund Act must be followed in regard to the death benefit payable by the fund.

Section 37C of the Pension Fund Act regulates the payment of death benefits. The primary objective of section 37C is to ensure that those persons who were dependent on the deceased member are not left destitute after his/her death, irrespective of whether or not the deceased was legally required to maintain them.

At Uphando, we strive to provide the following assistance to the fund:

  • Tracing of dependants, beneficiaries and/or nominees;
  • Determining whether the dependant was legally / factually dependent on the deceased; and
  • Determining the level of dependency.