NSSF stipulates the Lower Earnings Limit (LEL) at Kshs.6,000, while Kshs. 18,000 falls as the Upper Earning Limit (UEL). The fund deducts a total of 12% on the pensionable wages, 6% being from the employee and the remaining 6% charged on the employer.
However, the maximum deductions don’t exceed Kshs. 2,160 for members earning more than Kshs 18,000. The scheme deducts the contributions from the member’s salary while the employer is obliged to submit the disbursements
The following are benefits teachers employed by TSC can enjoy from National Social Security Funds (NSSF)
Members are eligible for this benefit when they attain 55 years and have retired from regular employment.
This is a benefit payable to members who have attained the age of 50 years and have retired from formal employment.
This is payable to members who have been rendered invalid due to physical or mental illness and cannot earn a reasonable livelihood.
Paid to a member who is certified as being incapable of working due to physical or mental disability permanently.
Emigration grants benefits
This benefit is payable to members, without any reference to age, who are emigrating from Kenya to any other country without the intention of returning to Kenya.
This is a cash token to support the bereaved family of a deceased member. It is paid to a nominated family representative of the deceased member as long as the latter had made at least 3 months contributions to the NSSF. The grant is payable within three months after the death of the member.
Teachers who served under temporary terms of service should visit NSSF offices in their sub-counties and obtain a schedule showing the amount and period of contribution. Where the amount is not reflected, the statement should be forwarded to the Commission for updating. The benefits are payable in accordance to NSSF Act Cap 258.