State Service (Pensions) Act
- Commenced on 1 July 1971
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2016 and includes any amendments published up to 31 December 2017.]
- [Note: This version of the Act was revised and consolidated by the Law Development Commission of Zimbabwe]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the State Service (Pensions) Act [Chapter 16:06].
3. Application of Act
4. Pensions and other benefits to be prescribedThe Minister shall prescribe the pensions, gratuities or other benefits which shall be payable to members on their retirement, discharge, resignation or other termination of office and to the widows, children or dependants of such members or former members, or to their estates, on their death whilst in the employment of the State or after the termination thereof whilst in receipt of a pension:Provided that in prescribing such benefits the Minister may—
5. Pensionable service and arrear contributions
6. Transfer or secondment of contributors
7. Date pension becomes payableA pension payable under this Act which is payable—
8. Commutation of pension of former contributor
9. Temporary commutation of pension of former non-contributor
10. Proof of age, marriage and date of death
11. Payment of pensions in respect of step-childrenNotwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Act, if a pension is being paid under this Act in respect of a child—
12. Pensions and other benefits not to be pledged or ceded, etc.Subject to the Maintenance Act [Chapter 5:09], Part V of the Children’s Act [Chapter 5:06], and of subsection (5) of section five and of sections eight, nine and sixteen, no pension or other benefit or right thereto shall be capable of being assigned or transferred or otherwise ceded or of being pledged or hypothecated, nor shall the same or any contributions made by a contributor be liable to be attached or subjected to any form of execution under a judgment or order of a court of law, and in the event of the beneficiary attempting to assign, transfer or otherwise cede or pledge or hypothecate a pension or such other benefit or right to a pension or such other benefit, payment of the pension or such other benefit may be withheld, suspended or entirely discontinued if the President so determines:Provided that the Minister may direct the payment of such pension or part thereof to any one or more of the dependants of the beneficiary during such period as he may direct.[section amended by section 34 of Act 6 of 2005]
13. Insolvency of pensionerIf the estate of any person who is in receipt of a pension under this Act is sequestrated or assigned, such pension shall not form part of the assets in his insolvent or assigned estate.
14. Suspension of pension
15. Suspension, reduction or forfeiture of pension or gratuityIf any person who becomes entitled to a pension or gratuity or is in receipt of a pension under this Act—
16. Deduction from pension, gratuity, refund of contributions or other benefit
17. Regulatory powers
18. Make-up of benefits
19. Benefits to be paid from Consolidated Revenue FundAll pensions, gratuities, refunds of contributions, commutations of pensions and other benefits payable in terms of this Act or section 10 of the Police Amendment Act, 1967 (No. 44 of 1967) shall be charged upon and paid from the Consolidated Revenue Fund.
History of this document
01 July 1971