Retirement Benefits

When can I retire?

  • At the Normal Retirement Age (i.e. the end of the calendar year in which you turn 65 years old)
  • Early retirement
  • Late retirement
  • Although you cannot retire from the UCTRF before you have retired from your Employer, you do have the option to defer your retirement from the UCTRF even after you have retired from your Employer. In other words, you can elect to receive your Retirement Benefit at a later date.

These include:



Early Retirement

With your Employer’s consent, you may retire early from age 55 onwards. You will have the same options as those who retire at the Normal Retirement Age. At the request of your Employer, you may retire from your Employer and the UCTRF at any time before the Normal Retirement Age, due to operational requirements or ill health.

Late Retirement

With consent from your Employer, you may also retire later than your Normal Retirement Age, but your UCTRF death cover will stop at your Normal Retirement Age. The lump sum disability cover reduces proportionally in the 5 years prior to retirement. Your separate Death Cover will continue until the earlier of your retirement from the Employer or age 70.

My options at retirement

Your retirement is an important milestone in your life. Most people hope to be able to maintain a reasonable lifestyle in their golden years.

At retirement from the UCTRF you will receive your Accumulated Retirement Savings. As this money will have to last you for the rest of your life, it is important that you don’t take decisions at retirement lightly.  It is recommended that you speak to a FAIS-accredited financial advisor of your choice to assist you with this important step.

See also the different calculators in our Toolbox  to assist you with this important step.



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