The United Republic of Tanzania

National Social Security Fund (NSSF)

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Invalidity Pension

Invalidity Pension is paid to an insured person who has lost at least 2/3 of his/her earning capacity due to physical or mental inability as certified by the medical board.

Qualifying Conditions

  • Certification by the Medical Board that the insured person has lost at least 2/3 of his or her earning capacity.
  • Has made 180 monthly contributions or at least 36 contributions out of which 12 have been made to the Fund immediately before the occurrence of the invalidity
  • Must be under pensionable age.

Benefits Payable

The determination of the amount payable is the same as for Old Age Pension but the additional percentage above 180 credits is 1.0%

The benefits payable are also the same as Old Age that is monthly pension, initial lumpsum and Invalidity special lumpsum for non qualifying members as explained above.