Acts Online
GT Shield

Medical Schemes Act, 1998 (Act No. 131 of 1998)

Chapter 6 : Benefit Options

34. Prohibition on cession and attachment of benefits


(1) No benefit or right in respect of a benefit payable under this Act shall be capable of being assigned or transferred or otherwise ceded or of being pledged or hypothecated or be liable to be attached or subjected to any form of execution under a judgement or order of a court of law.


(2) A medical scheme may withhold, suspend or discontinue the payment of a benefit to which a member is entitled under this Act or any right in respect of such benefit or payment of such benefit to such a member, if a member attempts to assign or transfer or otherwise cede or to pledge or hypothecate such benefit.