The United Republic of Tanzania

National Social Security Fund (NSSF)

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Maternity Benefits

Maternity benefits are payable to insured female members of the Fund who is expecting confinement.

Qualifying Conditions

  • Must have made at least 36 contribution credits, of which 12 credits must be immediately or before the expected week of confinement (EWC)
  • Expects delivery of a child or has delivered a child
  • Payable after every three years unless the pregnancy ended with a still birth or if the child died within the first 12 months
  • The claim for maternity benefit must be made from 20th week of pregnancy to 36th week or within 90 days after confinement.

Benefits Payable

i) Maternity Cash Benefit

Payable for a period of twelve (12) weeks at the rate of 100% of Average Insurable Daily Earnings (AIDE) determined from the last six months of insurable employment immediately prior to the 20th week of pregnancy.

Payment is made in one installment if a claim is filed after delivery or two installments if made before delivery.

ii) Maternity Medical Care

Covers medical treatment costs for ailments directly related to pregnancy. Treatment period begins from the 24th week of pregnancy and ends 48 hours after confinement or seven (7) days in case of a caesarean delivery.
Treatments are made by accredited medical providers.