IN MEMORY, Path Da Bhog: 28 May 2017 (Sunday), 10am to 12pm, at Gurdwara Sahib Petaling Tin, Selangor | Malaysia
Born: 29 September 1981
Departed: 15 August 2016
Wife: Parvinder Kaur
Peshreen Preet Kaur
Path Da Bhog: 28 May 2017 (Sunday), 10am to 12pm, at Gurdwara Sahib Petaling Tin, Selangor
Message from Family: We miss you so much . Our hearts still ache with sadness and many tears still flow. What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know. We hold you close within our hearts and there you will remain. To walk with us throughout our lives, until we meet again.
Contact: Nick 019-2807888, Kesh 012-8701143
Asia Samachar | Entry: 26 May 2017 |
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My condolences to the family.
However this is forwarded for information of family members [and others as all will be affected sooner or later and thus should be aware and be prepared to avoid problems and hardships]. It is a common perception that most do not prepare for their after departure situations and also keep financial matters/information confidential even from their closest family members including parents/siblings/spouses/children/etc.
Many deceased may have monies in EPF, Cooperatives, etc and benefits available from SOCSO for some and if the person was a member of any association he/she may also be eligible for some benefits besides having credit balances.
Relatives of Government pensioners are also entitled to RM3K grant from the Pensions Department and this does not need any receipts of expenditure.
Further I recently came to understand that next of kin [spouse-child-parents] of the departed who were EPF contributors, EPF gives RM2,500.00 which is credited to the account of the deceased member [subject to being below 55 years of age]. The total balance can then be withdrawn by the Registered Nominee or other entitled beneficiary. Eligible only if he was working at any time and has an EPF Account.
Suggest any family member go through the old documents to confirm as not many tell their parents, spouses, siblings or children of what they have or where they have and this also applies to other family members including spouses and children and siblings.
Sikh/Punjabi men/women commonly participate in ‘Koots’ where there might be some undrawn funds.
Finally not many including highly qualified professional believe in making wills as some consider it bad omen nor make nominations in EPF/insurance politics or others.
Some senior citizens [men/women] also have the habit of hiding cash savings from family members as they do not like to ask for cash from children when they want to use them either to give gifts to children on festivities/birthdays/etc or for purposes the children may not approve and this money may be hidden among old clothes-boxes-disused microwaves/cookers/washing machines-spices/rice containers-etc and this used to be done by my mother.
I realize that this may not be the right time to say all this but it is important as otherwise the money if any, will end up with their transfer to UNCLAIMED MONEYS REGISTRAR from where it is very cumbersome to collect. Apologies if misunderstood.
ALL GURDWARAS-MANDIRS-SOCIETIES-NGOs-INDIVIDUALS SHOULD PROVIDE SUCH ADVICE AS AND WHEN NECESSARY WHO MAY BE AFFECTED INCLUDING THOSE STILL LIVING TO PREVENT RECOVERY PROBLEMS.
NEED FOR MINDSET CHANGE AND ALL SHOULD MAKE WILLS REGARDLESS OF AGE AND UPDATE NOMINATIONS WHERE APPLICABLE
MAY HIS SOUL BE WITH WAHE GURU JI
[Above comments/views/advise are based on personal experiences and other relevant information]
PLEASE NOTE THE ALLOWANCE PAYABLE BY EPF IF HE WAS A CONTRIBUTOR.
NEVER APPOINT ANY AGENTS WHEN DEALING WITH EPF/SOCSO OR OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES-AUTHORITIES OR INSURANCE COMPANIES OR BANKS OR OTHERS WHEN MONITORY CLAIMS ARE INVOLVED. ADVICE CAN BE OBTAINED BUT NEVER SIGN AWAY YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE INCLUDING PROFESSIONALS.