benefits

This section will help you find information on benefits and grants that you may be eligible for as a member (or relative of a deceased member) of NSSF. It will also provide you with the information you need on how to apply for the benefits and grants to which you are entitled.

Anyone wishing to apply for benefits/grants should first carefully review the information provided regarding eligibility criteria and application requirements for the benefit/grant for which he/she is applying.

Thereafter, the member/claimant should complete the relevant application form and submit it (in person) to his/her nearest branch office. Applications forms are available online and in all our branch offices.

List of NSSF Benefits Offered:

Age/Retirement Benefit

  • Eligibility: Members are eligible for this benefit when they reach the age of 55 years, or when they ultimately retire from regular employment.
  How to apply: Visit your nearest NSSF office with:
  • A certified copy of your retirement letter OR certificate of service OR termination letter.
  • NSSF Membership Card
  • National Identity Card/ Passport/ Alien ID.
  • Bank details for EFT.
  You will be issued with the appropriate application forms and advised on the steps to take in order to complete the benefits application.

Withdrawal Benefit

  • Eligibility: Members are eligible for this benefit if they are at least 50 years of age and they have retired from regular paid employment.
  How to apply: Visit your nearest NSSF office with the following documents:
  • A certified copy of your retirement letter OR certificate of service OR termination letter
  • NSSF Membership Card
  • National Identity Card/ Passport/ Alien ID.
  • Bank details for EFT.
  You will be issued with the appropriate application forms and advised on the steps to take in order to complete the benefits application.

Survivors Benefit

  • This benefit is paid to: Dependant(s) / relative(s) of a deceased member.
  How to apply: Visit your nearest NSSF office with the following documents:
  • Original death certificate of the member.
  • Photocopy of the deceased member Identity Card (if available).
  • Claimants National ID Card/Passport/ Alien ID.
  • Letter from County Administration confirming dependants.
  • NSSF member number of the deceased.
  You will be issued with the appropriate application forms and advised on the steps to take in order to complete the benefits application.

Invalidity Benefit

This benefit is paid to:

  • Members who are certified to be permanently incapable of working because of physical or mental disability.
  • Members who are at least 50 years of age and suffer from a partial incapacity of a permanent nature that prevents them from undertaking employment.
  How to apply: Visit your nearest NSSF office with the following documents:
  • NSSF Membership Card
  • National Identity Card/ Passport/ Alien ID.
  • A certified copy of your retirement letter OR termination letter on medical grounds.
  • Medical/treatment report from the hospital you attend(ed).
  • Bank details for EFT.
  You will be issued with the appropriate application forms and advised on the steps to take in order to complete the benefits application.     * NOTE: You will be examined for confirmation of your invalidity by the Fund’s appointed doctor after completion and submission of the form.

Emigration Benefit

This Benefit is paid to:

  • Members emigrating from Kenya to a country which is not a member of the East African Community, without the intention of returning to reside in Kenya.
How to apply: Visit your nearest NSSF office with the following documents:
  • NSSF membership card
  • National ID card/ Valid Passport/ Alien ID card.
  • A certified copy of your retirement letter OR certificate of service OR termination letter.
  • Evidence of Country of Migration-VISA (outside East African Community)
  • Sworn Affidavit declaring permanent immigration (for Kenyan Citizens)
  • Bank details for EFT.
  • Travelling ticket (Non-Citizens)
You will be issued with the appropriate application forms and advised on the steps to take in order to complete the benefits application.

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