Any member who actively contributes to either the Engineering Industries Pension Fund and to the Metal Industries Provident Fund will enjoy automatic membership of the Permanent Disability Scheme. It is therefore not necessary to complete a separate contribution schedule. Membership will only terminate when a member ceases to contribute to the Pension or Provident Fund.
In fact, members who become permanently disabled and receive a monthly income from the scheme, continue to contribute towards the Pension or Provident Fund as if they continue to be active employees.
The Scheme then assumes the role of the Employer until the member retires, dies or recovers.