Benefits As An EPF Member
Your EPF savings are meant for your retirement. The savings comprise the employee's and employer's shares of the contributions plus the yearly dividends.
When you contribute 8% of your monthly salary to the EPF, your employer will contribute another 12% or 13% of your salary (this contribution rate is subject to changes by the government) to your EPF savings.
However, either you or your employer or both may contribute at a rate exceeding the statutory rates. Therefore, if you do not contribute, you do not get that additional retirement benefit.
All contributions to the EPF will be paid dividend and guaranteed by the government at a minimum rate of 2.5%.
The dividend for every member's account is calculated based on aggregate daily balance.
Simpanan Shariah Dividend
Incapacitation And Death Benefits
The Incapacitation and Death Benefits are a goodwill gesture by the EPF, payable to the member/guardian or beneficiary to help lessen the financial burden when the member suffers from incapacitation or in the event of death. The money comes from EPF investment earnings and not from the member's savings.
Incapacitation Benefit (Incapacitation Withdrawal)
The Incapacitation Benefit is paid to the member who has lost his job owing to incapacitation and has made an Incapacitation Withdrawal. The amount for Incapacitation Benefit is RM5,000.00. This benefit will be given once only, subject to the following conditions:
- Malaysian citizen;
- Member has not attained the age of 55;
- Applied for Incapacitation Withdrawal within 12 months of the date of termination of service;
- Last period of service must be at least 6 continuous months;
- Reason for termination of service must be incapability to work and not disciplinary action or voluntary resignation.
Death Benefit (Death Withdrawal)
The Death Benefit is paid to the member's dependant or next-of-kin, subject to consideration by the EPF, when the application for Death Withdrawal is made. The amount for Death Benefit is RM2,500.00. This benefit will be given once only, subject to the following conditions:
- Malaysian citizen;
- Member has not attained the age of 60 years at the time of death;
- Application for Death Withdrawal is made within 6 months of the date of demise of the member.
EPF contributions are tax deductible up to a maximum amount of RM6,000.00, subject to periodic amendments by the government (inclusive of exemption for life insurance premium).
You are exempted from paying income tax for monies withdrawn under the EPF savings withdrawal schemes. Returns on the EPF investment are also tax exempted.