Your Unique Identification Number (UID) is a nine-digit number given to all Fund members as a personal pension number forever. Always reference your UID in communication with the Fund. You must always include all nine digits and use the UID number in its entirety on the IPAS system, even if your Unique Identification Number starts with zeroes (for example, 001234567). If you are unsure what your UID is in the new system, you can request your UID from the Fund by emailing RequestUIDonly@unjspf.org.
In the past the Pension Fund used to issue a six-digit “Pension Number” for every active participant and a five-digit alpha numeric “Retirement Number” for every retiree or beneficiary.
As of August 2015, with the implementation of the new IPAS system, all individuals in the Fund’s database, namely participants, retires and other beneficiaries, have been assigned a new, nine-digit Unique Identification (UID) number. This UID is a new UNJSPF reference number which remains unchanged throughout the pension lifecycle and which replaces the two ‘former’ IDs (i.e., Pension Number and Retirement Number).
The UID should be used in all communications with the Fund to ensure they are duly received, tracked and the required action is taken by the Fund.
The UID is also required to register for the new Member Self-Service (MSS) feature on the Fund’s website. Please note, every single one of the nine UID digits counts, i.e. even if a UID starts with zero(s) (for example, 000123456), Fund members are required to provide all nine digits, given that the IPAS system only recognizes nine-digit ID numbers.
Note: While the UID is now the main reference number for participants, retirees and beneficiaries, the Fund will of course be able to track a member with the help of any of the three Pension Fund reference numbers.
The “Index Number” is issued by the employing organization of the participant, and not by the Pension Fund. In your communication with the Fund please use your Pension Fund reference number, not your index number.