The biometric verification process of GIPF’s members is still suspended since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic two years ago.

The verification, which in the past required GIPF beneficiaries to come in personally every four months to verify that their finger prints match with the details on the GIPF system, was suspended in order to minimize physical contact between GIPF members and the institution’s staff.

“I would like to assure our various GIPF beneficiaries namely retirees, spousal, and child annuitants that this suspension will in no way affect their monthly annuities. Our annuitants can maintain peace of mind knowing that we continue to administer their benefits in the most prudent manner and can continue to expect that their benefits will be paid timeously as usual.

“In case of death of a beneficiary, family members are encouraged to immediately contact their nearest GIPF office and establish if there is a funeral benefit payable,” said GIPF’s manager for annuities Mr Ignatius Manyando.

“It is imperative that GIPF adheres to regulations put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and encourage members with enquiries to contact their nearest GIPF office.”

In the photo: Ignatius Manyando