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Old Age, Disability and Survivors
Employed persons, traders, self-employed persons, and some workers in the informal sector, including farmers.
Voluntary coverage is available.
Exclusions: Certain casual workers.
Special pension system for public-sector employees.
Source of funds
Insured person: 5% of monthly earnings. Voluntary contributors pay at least 100 shillings a month.
The maximum earnings used to calculate contributions are 4,000 shillings.
There are no maximum earnings used to calculate voluntary contributions.
Self-employed person: 5% of monthly earnings.
Employer: 5% of monthly payroll.
Old-age benefit: Age 60 and retired from insured employment.
Drawdown payment: The benefit is paid if the insured has contributed for at least three years and leaves insured employment or emigrates permanently.
Disability benefit: The insured must be assessed with a total incapacity for performing any work.
The insured's doctor, a National Social Security Fund doctor, and the Director of Medical Services in the Ministry of Health assess the disability.
Survivor benefit: Paid if the insured dies before retirement.
Eligible survivors are the spouse and orphans; if there is no surviving spouse or child, the benefit is paid to other dependent relatives.
Funeral grant: The deceased must have contributed for at least three months. The grant is paid to a dependent named by the deceased.
Cash benefits for insured workers (except permanent disability)
Old-age benefit: A lump sum of the total employee and employer contributions plus interest is paid.
Drawdown payment: The maximum lump sum is the total employee and 50% of the employer contributions plus interest.
Permanent disability benefits for insured workers
Disability benefit: A lump sum of the total employee and employer contributions plus interest is paid.
Survivors benefits for dependents
Survivor benefit: A lump sum of the total employee and employer contributions plus interest is paid.
Funeral grant: 2,500 shillings is paid.
Ministry of Labour (http://www.labour.go.ke
) provides general supervision through a board of trustees.
Ministry of Labour
Social Security House,
Block C, Bishop Road,
PO Box 40326,
Tel.: +(254-20) 729 800
National Social Security Fund (http://www.nssf.or.ke
) administers the program.
National Social Security Fund
Social Security House,
PO Box 30599,
Tel.: +(254-20) 272 99 11
Last survey reply: 01 January 2011
Last ISSA update: 01 January 2011
Exchange rate: US$1.00 = 80.90 shillings.
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