Funeral Grant is paid as a reimbursement to a family member who has incurred the burial expenses (costs) of the deceased NSSF Insured Person.
- The deceased must be an active Insured Person,
- The deceased Member must have made at least one contribution to the Fund.
- Burial Expenses must have been incurred for the Insured Person.
- The claim must be made within 60 days from the date of death.
Note: For the purpose of Funeral Grant "active Insured Person" implies a member who has contributed within twelve months before death.
Burial expenses will include expenses in respect of:
- Coffin for the burial/coffin used to transport the body
- Grave preparation expenses
- Shroud (sanda)
- Wood (ubao)
- Fire wood & cheese
- Reasonable transport costs to the cemetery within the locality
- Preservation costs.
Reimbursement in respect of funeral costs shall be on the basis of actual costs incurred but shall not exceed the ceiling set by the Board of Trustees from time to time.
The current applicable rates are as follows:
Rate of Contributions per Month
Grant ceiling amount
Below Tshs. 30,000
30,001 - 80,000
80,001 - 160,000
160,001 - 240,000
After payment of funeral grant the member is also entitled to the survivor benefit as explained above.