TSC Widows and Widowers Declaration Form for Teachers Guide
Teachers who are eligible to claim a pension, especially widowers and widows, need to complete a specific form provided by the Pensions Department.
This form is essential for processing pension payments and ensuring that beneficiaries receive their entitled benefits.
In this guide, we will walk you through the steps involved in filling out the Pension Claim Form and explain the purpose of each section.
Personal Declaration by the Widower/Widow
- Part I: In this section, the widower/widow should personally provide their full names, as they appear on their Identity Card (ID), and append their signature.
- The widower or widowed person should declare details about their marriage and current status, confirming that they have not remarried or cohabited with anyone since the death of their spouse.
Certification by Local Authorities
- Part II (a) and (b): These sections should be certified by the Chief and Assistant County Commissioner of the widower/widow’s location.
- The local authorities’ certification affirms that they know the declarant and believe their statement to be true.
Attestation by a Judge, Magistrate, or Commissioner for Oaths
- Part III: This part should be attested by a qualified authority, such as a Judge, Magistrate, or Commissioner for Oaths, who certifies the authenticity of the declaration and the credibility of the local authorities involved.
Verification of Marital Status
- Part IV: Depending on whether the spouses were married under tribal customary laws or have a marriage certificate, this section may or may not be completed.
- If married under tribal customary laws, one of the parents of each spouse or close blood relatives should complete Part IV (a) and (b) as declarants and append their signatures before a Magistrate or Commissioner for Oaths.
You should submit the following documents to the Pensions Department along with the completed declaration form:
- A copy of the widower/widow’s ID card, certified by the area Chief.
- Original and copy of birth certificates for children of the deceased who were below 17 years old at the time of their parent’s death. If above 17 and still in full-time education, you must attach a letter from your school or institution.
- The original death certificate of the deceased.
- An official letter from the area chief confirming the legal dependents of the deceased and their relationships.
- A clear copy of the bank plate or ATM card for pension payments.
- Submit the completed form and accompanying documents to the Pensions Department for processing.