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Form Title:

Award of Benefit on Death of Serv Public Officer

Description:

Upon the death of a Serving officer family members should consult the Agency to determine whether or not they are eligible for an award of benefit. The Agency should in turn consult with the Department of Public Service. The Benefits and Awards described below are for Public Officers who qualify for benefits under The Pensions Act, Chapter 43 of the Statute Laws of The Bahamas. The following officers should refer to the relevant Act for Benefits and Awards for further information:
  • Judges – Judges Remuneration and Pensions Act
  • Members of The Royal Bahamas Police Force – The Police Force Act 2009
  • Prison officers – The Prison Act
  • Officers of The Royal Bahamas Defense Force – The Defense Force Act

  • Prerequisite:

    Any Public Officers officially appointed to the public service and serving at the time of death.
    Supporting Documents: The following original documents must be submitted: By Family member/Legal Personal Representative
  • Death Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Letters of Administration/Probate By the Agency’s HR department:
  • All submission by Family member/LPR
  • Proof of Unpaid Leave
  • Memorandum verifying that the officer is not indebted to the government
  • Salary Progression
  • Letter of appointment to the Ppublic Service
  • Copies of Blue G vouchers for each quarter of the last five years of service (for Family island employees)

  • Attachments:

    Supporting Documents: The following original documents must be submitted: By Family member/Legal Personal Representative
  • Death Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Letters of Administration/Probate By the Agency’s HR department:
  • All submission by Family member/LPR
  • Proof of Unpaid Leave
  • Memorandum verifying that the officer is not indebted to the government
  • Salary Progression
  • Letter of appointment to the Ppublic Service
  • Copies of Blue G vouchers for each quarter of the last five years of service (for Family island employees)

  • Instructions:

    1.The family member must notify the Agency of the officer’s death and submit the Death Certificate to Human Resource Department.
    2.The supervisor/HR must then complete a Request for Benefit Form and submit it to the PS/Head of Department for signing.
    3.The PS/Head of Department must then prepare and submit a recommendation to the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Public Service.
    4.The Department of Public Services Department will verify accuracy of the employee information and compute the benefit that is due to the Officer.
    5.A recommendation is then prepared for the Public Service Commission for final consideration.
    6.The Public Service Commission makes a final determination regarding the benefits due to the Officer and returns this to the Department of Public Service.
    7.The Department of Public Service will then prepare a letter to the Legal Personal Representative of the officer advising them of the amount of the benefit.
    8.At this point the file is then passed on to the accounts section of the Department of Public Service who will prepare a voucher for the gratuity. Note, the voucher will be prepared once a “Letters of Administration/Probate” is received from the Legal Personal Representative. The Legal Personal Representative (LPR) must contact the Treasury Department regarding the collection of their cheque. Note, to collect the cheque the LPR must present the “Letters of Administration/Probate” and photo identification to the Pension Section of the Treasury Department.

    Fee:

    No Cost

    Form:


    FAQs

    Contact:

    PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF
    POINCIANA HILL
    MEETING ST.
    P. O. Box N 3915
    NASSAU, BAHAMAS
    dps@bahamas.gov.bs
    http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/publicservice



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