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2686253 - Cannot see the "is-beneficiary" Field in the Dependants Block on 'My Employee File' or 'New Hire Wizard'


Cannot see the "is-beneficiary" field in the Dependants block on 'My Employee File' or 'New Hire Wizard'

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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - Dependents Management

Reproducing the Issue

Method 1:

  1. Add New Employee

  2. Choose any Company that's not within Australia

  3. "is-beneficiary" cannot be seen in Dependants block

Method 2:

  1. Search for an employee
  2. Check dependents block

  3. "is-beneficiary" cannot be seen


Either Pension Payouts are not enabled and configured or the user has a contract outside of Australia.


This is expected behavior, "is-beneficiary" should only be displayed when Pension Payouts is enabled and a user has a Pension Payout.

Enabling Pension Payouts:

From the handbook:

"Use of "is-beneficiary" field - When you add pension payouts, you can select this field to determine whether a dependent is the beneficiary of an employee’s pension payout in the event of that employee's death. Possible values are Yes and No. You must have activated Pension Payouts."

There is another caveat to this, if the contract resides within Australia and has a Pension Payout, the "is-beneficiary" will also be visible. This allows for only one dependent to be assigned as beneficiary at a time.

Test employee from France:


Test employee from Australia:



If you would like to have an "is-beneficiary" field without enabling Pension Payouts, a custom-string field can be set up that contains a Yes/No picklist.

See Also

  1. Guide: Implementing Pension Payouts in Employee Central
  2. Guide: Implementing and Configuring Dependents in Employee Central 
  3. Guide: Data Object Tables in Employee Central 
  4. 2276703 - “Is Address Same As Employee” field in Dependents Portlet
  5. 2318779 - Employee Central - Dependents Management
  6. 2600614 - Field is-accompanying-dependent is missing even after enabling and giving permission
  7. 2715533 - Global Info fields missing in the UI but when selecting the same country/region again they appear


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