TSC Death Gratuity and Pension for Dependents of Teachers: Guidelines Explained.
The dependents of teachers who pass away during their service have been highlighted as eligible for Death Gratuity and Dependants Pension.
This requirement applies to teachers who have served under permanent and pensionable terms and were confirmed in their positions.
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For the Death Gratuity to be disbursed, the following steps will be taken:
- The name of the deceased teacher will removed from the payroll, and any overpayments made will rectified.
- The next-of-kin of the deceased should provide the original death certificate along with a letter from the area chief, identifying them as the rightful recipients of the benefits.
- The next of kin will resolve any overpayment issues.
- The claim will then be submitted to the Director of Pensions for payment.
In the event of a dispute arising, the government refer the concerned parties to the Deputy County Commissioner for arbitration.
. Alternatively, the dependents have the option to seek legal resolution through the court system.
Furthermore, if the dependents of a teacher are under the age of 18 at the time of the teacher’s demise, the system grants them a pension.
This pension is provided for a period of 5 years.
Compensation for On-Duty Deaths
In cases where a teacher meets an unfortunate fate while on duty, a separate pension scheme comes into play.
The organization designates this compensation for the spouse and/or dependents of the teacher who lose their lives due to injuries sustained in the line of duty, with no intention on their part.
It’s crucial to note that we will promptly notify retirees and next-of-kin when we submit claims to the Treasury for payment, ensuring transparency and awareness in the process.
These guidelines not only ensure financial support for the families left behind by dedicated educators but also uphold the commitment to honoring those who contribute significantly to the education system.
TSC Death Gratuity and Pension for Dependents of Teachers: Guidelines Explained