Housing Allowance Structure

Employees must enrol with GEHS to access any and all services offered by the scheme.

The housing allowance is paid as a monthly contribution to qualifying employees to assist with their recurring costs of their accommodation.

Employees must contact the Human Resources division in their respective departments in order to access the housing allowance.

As of 1st July 2015 the housing allowance paid to eligible employees is R1 200 per month. This will increase by inflation every year from 1st July 2017.

Employees who are eligible to receive the housing allowance but do not own a house shall only receive R900 per month. The difference (R300) between the total housing allowance (R1200) and the R900 shall be diverted into and accumulated in an individual-linked savings facility to support employees future access to home ownership.