Legal City(TM) :: Your Online LEGAL Partner(TM)
2nd Floor, North Block, Bradenham Hall, 7 Mellis Road, Rivonia, 2128
P O Box 837, Gallo Manor, 2052 • E-Mail. info@legalcity.net Telephone. 086 11 78378 • Fax. 086 648 7683
This document has been provided courtesy of Legal City - www.legalcity.net
General Disclaimer: The content of Legal City does not constitute legal, tax or financial advice, nor does it necessarily reflect the views of our management, staff, shareholders, associates, contributors, authors or suppliers. Even though every endeavour has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information we cannot be held responsible for any errors and/or omissions. By using this web site you agree to accept and abide by our terms and conditions. The web site and all its content is copyright © 2000-2014, Legal City CC • This page printed on August 27, 2014 at 10:57:07 pm, SA Standard Time.
Legal City :: Your Online LEGAL Partner

You and Your Rights

Terms and Conditions were
last updated on 3 Aug 2008
qPortal Content Management

You and Your Rights

Please note that since this book was last published in 1997 some of the laws that have been referenced may have changed. We are doing our best to update the articles, however, it is advisable that you to consult an attorney before relying on any information contained herein.

Ex-serviceman's Pension

Pensions for war veterans

An ex-serviceman's pension is the regular payment by the state to certain men and women over the age of 60 who served in South Africa's armed forces.

To qualify for a war veteran's pension, which is slightly higher than an old-age pension, applicants must be South African residents and citizens on the date of application. Alternatively, they must have lived in South Africa for at least five years out of the 10 years immediately before the date that the application is made. Recipients include those who fought in:

  • The First World War of 1914-18;
  • The Second World War of 1939-45; and
  • The Korean War of 1950-53.

Previously those who fought in the South African War, The 'Zulu rebellion' of 1906 and the burgher protests of 1914-15 were also included.

A war veteran under the prescribed age of 60 may still qualify for the pension if medically unfit for work.

Old-age pensioners and war veterans may qualify for certain further allowances. For instance, if they are infirm, they may qualify for an attendance allowance. Also, an old-age pensioner or war veteran who has applied for a pension after he or she could have first applied will be entitled to an additional amount. A war veteran's pension is tax exempt.

The Military Pensions Act 84 of 1976 provides for pensions, gratuities and medical treatment for personnel disabled during any period of actual military service or training with the part-time forces of the sandf. (See territorial units.)

The Act also provides (in certain circumstances) for temporary pensions to be paid to dependants or parents of missing or deceased members of the armed forces. To qualify, applicants must have been disabled:

  • During military service inside or outside South Africa;
  • At a barracks or camp;
  • To or from home or another place of destination 'over a direct route' while on authorised leave;
  • During training;
  • As a result of an unprovoked assault for being a member of the South African National Defence Force.

The Government Service Pensions Act, 1973, provides for pensions and other benefits for government employees (including members of the Permanent Force).

The Act stipulates when a member of the force may retire and circumstances in which early retirement may be permitted.

Disclaimer :: You and Your Rights
Although we have gone to great lengths to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this database, it is important to remember that laws, government departments, interest and taxation rates are constantly changing. If you have a particularly difficult problem you are advised to consult a qualified legal authority. The publishers, editors and their representatives cannot accept responsibility for any act or omission arising from consulting the information contained herein.
PLEASE SIGN IN
 USERNAME:
 PASSWORD:
 
GET OUR NEWSLETTER
 YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS:
 
  FRAUD PREVENTION
  WE ARE TRACKING YOU
General Disclaimer: The content of Legal City does not constitute legal, tax or financial advice, nor does it necessarily reflect the views of our management, staff, shareholders, associates, contributors, authors or suppliers. Even though every endeavour has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information we cannot be held responsible for any errors and/or omissions. By using this web site you agree to accept and abide by our terms and conditions.
This web site and all its content is copyright © 2000-2014, Legal City CC • Web site managed with qPortal Content Management v 4.0.0 • This page loaded on August 27, 2014 at 10:57:07 pm, SA Standard Time.