The Public Service Commission wishes to inform the Public that when a Government Pensioner passes on, surviving spouse(s) or relatives of the deceased should immediately notify the Public Service Commission. Upon death of a Pensioner surviving spouse(s) and or children under the age of 18 years will be eligible to claim widow’s pension or child’s pension from the day following the death of a Pensioner.

Surviving spouse(s) and or guardian of the children of the late should immediately apply for pension benefits at any nearest Public Service Commission Offices. Pension application forms are obtained from Public Service Commission Head Office, Provincial and District offices around the country.

In cases where pension benefits have been paid to the deceased Pensioner due to late notification of death, relatives are being advised not to withdraw that money. This money belongs to the State. Surviving spouse(s) or guardian of children of the late, Estate Administrators should not utilise those monies because these are State funds and as such, they should be returned to Public Service Commission without any delays.

It is a criminal offence to withdraw pension paid after the death of a Pensioner. Any criminal activity of this nature will be reported to the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP).

For any further clarity on this subject please do not hesitate to contact any nearest Public Service Commission offices.