The United Republic of Tanzania

National Social Security Fund (NSSF)

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Invalidity Pension

The aim of invalidity pension is to guarantee income security to the insured person

who has permanently lost his earning capacity, resulting from accident or illness.

Qualifying Conditions

An invalidity pension shall be payable to an Insured Person who

  • Is suffering from permanent invalidity;
  • Is under Pensionable age;


  • has made 180 contributions; or
  • at least 36 monthly contributions have been paid in respect

of him of which twelve or more were paid in the period of 36

months immediately preceding the date of commencement

of invalidity.

Benefit payable

  • The benefits payable shall be determined the same as that of retirement pension except that minimum required credits is 36.
  • The Qualifying members shall be entitled to both Commuted Pension (Lump sum) and Monthly Pension.