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» What is nomination?

Nomination is a written declaration made by a member in KWSP 4 Form to elect / nominate an individual(s) as beneficiary or as executor (wasi) / administrator (for Muslims) to administer his / her EPF savings upon his / her death.

» What does a member need to make a nomination?

Members are encouraged to make nomination to facilitate and expedite the withdrawal of  his / her EPF savings by the nominated person(s) in the event of death. In the event that a member did not make any nomination for his / her EPF savings, his / her next-of-kin may encounter difficulties when staking their claim on the deceased member's EPF savings.

» How To Make A Nomination?

Members are required to submit the Nomination Form (KWSP 4) with a copy of his / her MyKad and identification documents of his / her nominee(s). The completed nomination application form has to be submitted by the members themselves at any EPF branches and must be received by the EPF during his / her lifetime.

» When will my nomination be effective?

The nomination takes effect on the date the nomination form is received at any EPF branches.

» Can next-of-kin stake their claim when the member has named others as nominee?

No, according to the EPF Act, payment will only be made to the person(s) named by the member as beneficiary(ies).

» Who can be named as a nominee?

Members can nominate any ‘natural person' as a nominee/administrator. A ‘natural person' refers to individual and not organisations, associations, societies, welfare bodies and others.

» What does the new Nomination Policy (effective 1 January 2017) entails?

The new policy entails:
 
1. Introduction of a new Nomination Form (KWSP 4), where members are required to submit copies of identification documents of all nominees together with the nomination form. This enables the EPF to ascertain the particulars of the nominee(s), as nomination registration henceforth will no longer require the presence of a witness.
 
2. The use of "Acknowledgement of Responsibility" form when a Muslim Nominee/Recipient of a Muslim EPF member's savings applies for death withdrawal. This serves as a reminder to the wasi / administrator of his / her role and responsibilities owed to the deceased to apportion the deceased's savings to the rightful heirs/beneficiaries in accordance with Islamic laws.
 
3. Nomination is deemed void for Muslim members when:
  • Age of the nominee is below 18 years at the time when Death Withdrawal application is submitted by the nominee or the heir.
  • Nomination is deemed void should the nominee fail to make a withdrawal application within the one-year duration from the member's date of death, and the application will be processed as without nomination.
 

» Under which circumstance will be the nomination be deemed void?

The nomination can be deemed void under these circumstances:
 
1. Upon the death of the nominee(s) during the lifetime of the member.
 
2. By a Notice of Revocation of Nomination (KWSP 4A)
 
3. Member submits new nomination through Nomination Form (KWSP 4)
 
4. For Muslim members: 
  • Age of the nominee is below 18 years at the time when Death Withdrawal application is submitted by the nominee or the heir.
  • Nomination will be deemed void should the nominee fail to make a withdrawal application within the one-year duration from the member's date of death.
 

For more information, please call EPF Contact Management Centre at 03-89226000 or access to EPF enquiry

 

Updated: 3 January 2017

Reviewed: 22 December 2017