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Do you know your UNJSPF Unique Identification Number (or UID), its purpose and how to request it?

7 November 2019

What is the UNJSPF UID? - Your UNJSPF Unique Identification Number (UID) is a nine-digit number assigned to all UNJSPF members from the moment they join the UNJSPF as a participant and it is valid for life. Please make sure to always include all nine digits when using the UID (i.e. use the UID number in its entirety, even if your UID starts with zero(s), for example, 000123456).

How can I obtain my UID number if I don’t know it?
- If you are unsure what your UID is in the new system, you can request your UID from the Fund by sending an email from your official work email to: [email protected]; you will receive a response within max. 3 business days.

When do I need my UID? – The UID is required to register for the Fund’s Member Self-Service (MSS) on the Fund’s website. Remember, every single one of the nine UID digits counts, i.e. even if a UID starts with zero(s). The UID should also be used in all communications with the Fund, i.e. submission of the online Contact Form, other written communications to the Fund (emails, letters, fax), and should be included on all official Pension Forms to ensure all communications and documents are duly received, tracked in the Fund’s systems, and the required action is taken by the Fund.

What is the difference between the UID and the former six-digit Pension Fund number? - 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 the new, nine-digit Unique Identification (UID) number, which remains unchanged throughout the pension lifecycle and which replaces the two ‘former’ IDs (i.e., Pension Number and Retirement Number).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 (i.e. the UID, Pension Number or Retirement Number).

Does the UNJSPF know my index number? - Your index number is issued by your employing organization and not always on file with the Fund. Therefore, please always use your UNJSPF reference number in your communications with the Fund.

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