Some 4,800 retired teachers can now breathe a sigh of relief as TSC submits pension files to Treasury.
The files are part of 6,140 files that TSC expects to send to the pensions department by the end of this month based on the number of teachers who shall have clocked the age of 60.
The pension process starts two years before the retirement of a teacher.
TSC usually sends a notice to teachers nearing retirement informing them to submit mandatory documents for processing.
In the past, teachers have fallen prey to fraudsters who claim they can help to speed the process. However, TSC boss Nancy Macharia has cautioned teachers not to fall victim adding that the process has since been streamlined.
“We have tried to spread the word but some teachers still fall prey to these fraudsters. Why should one pay for a service that should be free? I’m calling upon teachers not to pay a cent to have their dues processed,” she said.
Some of the documents required by TSC to process the pension claims include:
a duly filled TSC clearance certificate,
2 copies of the bank plate on the side showing the name and account number, and
2 copies of the national ID and a duly completed pension commuting form in conjunction other documents.
These are some of the vital documents required in the list of 10 documents a teacher is required to submit to TSC before their pension claims are processed.
Additionally, teachers who wish to change their pay point from the ones used for channelling their monthly salaries are given up to six months to effect the changes.
According to a record of the pension status document, the current pension claims were forwarded to the National Treasury between January and November 2021.