Enrol now or lose out

GIPF to stop payments to pensioners, spousal and children beneficiaries who are not enrolled by 28 February 2023.
The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) will suspend monthly benefit payments in March 2023 to all pensioners, spousal and children beneficiaries who have not yet enrolled on the Fund’s new biometric system by 28 February 2023.
This will also affect all those members who entered retirement at the end of January 2023.
The fund launched the new biometrics enrolment and verification system on 01 August 2022 and has since embarked on nationwide outreach to raise awareness and to enrol pensioners and affected beneficiaries to secure their monthly pension benefits going forward.
According to the GIPF chief executive and principal officer David Nuyoma, “enrolment on the biometric system is key to ensuring that the fund pays benefits to the rightful beneficiaries and on time. On average, the fund pays N$220 million per month in pension benefits and fully understands the safety net this provides to many Namibian families.”
As such, pensioners and beneficiaries are encouraged to enrol with mobile teams which are currently in the regions as per the daily radio announcements, as well as at all GIPF regional offices countrywide without delay.