The National Social Security Fund’s Core Functions (NSSF) in Tanzania.
The National Social Security Fund Act [Cap. 50 R.E 2018] established the National Social Security Fund to offer social security services to private and informal sector participants.
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is the Tanzanian government organization in charge of collecting, safeguarding, investing responsibly, and distributing retirement money from all employees in all sectors of the Tanzanian economy who are not covered by government pension plans. The Public Service Pensions Fund, which covers all workers who work directly for the government, and the Parastatal Pension Fund, which covers all people who work for governmental parastatals, are the two other pension fund organizations in the nation.
- Members’ registration,
- Contribution collection,
- Investing the contributions that have been collected
- Members’ perks are paid.
According to Section 6 of the NSSF Act, the Fund can register the following types of employers and workers. The following are some of these categories:
The private sector consists of the following: –
Non-government organizations (NGOs)
– Employees of international organizations based on Tanzania’s mainland
– You are self-employed.
– Any other category of people that the Minister specifies
- Contributions; The employer is responsible for paying 20% of the employee’s monthly salary as a contribution.
- Employees make a 10% contribution.
- Employers make a 10% contribution.
- The employer might choose to contribute at a higher rate.
The Fund offers the following seven advantages, which are divided into two categories: long-term and short-term.
- Long-Term Advantages
- Pension for retirees
- Pension for minors
- Pension for Survivors
- Short-Term Gains
- Funding for Funerals
- Maternity Allowance
- Unemployment Compensation
- Benefit from Health Insurance
The term “pension” refers to all of the Fund’s long-term benefits. It refers to payments made on a regular basis to retired members, invalids, and survivors of dead members to replace income lost due to old age, infirmity, or death.
Workers’ Compensation Fund(WCF)
Workers Compensation Fund (WCF) is a social security plan that applies to all employers and workers in Mainland Tanzania and was formed in line with Section 5 of the Workers Compensation Act [Cap.263 Revised Edition of 2015].
The Fund’s principal goal is to give reasonable and equitable compensation to employees who suffer occupational injuries or get occupational illnesses as a result of and while their employment, as well as their dependents in the event of death.
The Fund requires all employers in Mainland Tanzania to register. Any employer who was in business before July 1, 2015 must register with the Fund by July 1, 2015; those who were in business after July 1, 2015 must register with the Fund within thirty (30) days of hiring their first employee.
Employers in the formal sector, both public and private, in Mainland Tanzania are required to contribute to the Fund, with private sector employers contributing 0.6 percent and public sector employers contributing 0.5 percent of employee wages. The following are the most important factors to consider.
Compensation is a payment or service offered to an employee who has had an occupational accident or got occupational illnesses as a result of and while his job, as well as for his dependents in the event of death.
Benefit payments are based on all work-related accidents, illnesses, and deaths that occurred after July 1, 2016. All claims, however, must be made within twelve (12) months after the date of occurrence.
Depending on the kind of disability, percentage of disability, and level of reliance, payments are provided in two ways: lump sum and monthly pension.
The Workers’ Compensation Act of 1949 and Public Service Act No. 8 of 2002 govern compensation claims for any accidents, diseases, and deaths that happened before to July 1, 2016.
The following are some of the advantages provided by the Fund:
- Medical Assistance
- Disablement for a temporary Time
- Permanent Disablement
- Continual Presence Grants for Medical Assistance
- Grants for Funeral
- Compensation to dependents of the deceased employees
BENEFITS RECEIVED BY BENEFICIARIES
The following are the recipients of the Fund’s benefits:
Employees who get injured or develop illnesses as a result of and during their employment.
In the event that an employee dies as a consequence of an industrial accident or sickness, the person’s dependents will be compensated.
CRITERIA FOR COMPENSATION EVALUATION
- The criteria for compensation consideration are as follows:
- Whether the accident, occupational sickness, or death happened while the employee was doing his or her tasks;
- Whether the employee was injured or killed as a consequence of a work-related accident or sickness;
- Whether the employee has engaged in any major intentional misbehavior;
- Employee contributions that were past due were reimbursed.
- The incident’s relevant documentation have been provided.