Qualifying conditions that one has to meet to apply for their NSSF Benefits in Uganda

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These are the qualifying conditions that one has to meet to apply for their Benefits

(i) Old Age Benefit:
Paid to all contributing members who have reached the retirement age of 55 whether they are still in active employment or not. It can also be paid to members on attaining the age of 50 years, if they have been out of employment for a year.
(ii) Invalidity Benefit:
Paid to a member who has lost his/her earning capacity and has physical or mental incapacity, as verified by the NSSF Doctor.
Qualifying condition
Claimant must produce certified medical documents from a qualified Medical Doctor as well as prove that he/she has lost the earning capacity.

(iii) Survivors Benefit:
Paid to the relatives (Spouse, children or dependent parents) of the deceased member who had been contributing to the Fund.
Qualifying Conditions
At the time of Death;
• That the contributing person has left behind a widow/widower, children or dependent parents.
iv) Emigration Grant:
Paid to contributing members who have been working within the country and are leaving Uganda permanently. It covers both Ugandans and non-Ugandans who have been contributing to the Fund.
• Proof that one is leaving the country permanently must be shown for one to qualify

(v) Withdrawal Benefit/ Exempted Employment:
Paid to contributing members who join employment categories that are excepted i.e. have their own social protection schemes that are recognized under the existing law and are exempted from contributing to NSSF; e.g. the Police, Army, Prisons, Civil Service and Government Teaching service employees or members of any scheme who have received exemption from the Ministry in charge of Social Security.

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