How To Apply For An Early Retirement From TSC As A Teacher

By Getrude Mathayo / Published September 4, 2023 | 3:41 pm



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The mandatory retirement age for teachers is currently 60 years and 65 years for those living with disabilities. However, the parliamentary committee is considering reducing the mandatory retirement age from the current 60 years to 55 to give young people an opportunity to be employed in the public service.

Teachers and Civil servants will now go for retirement after hitting age 55 if a bill that has been proposed to lower the retirement age sails through parliament.

According to Section 80(1) (a) and (b) of the Public Service Commission Act 2017 provides that a Public Officer shall retire from the service with effect from the date of attaining the mandatory retirement age.

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Early retirement can be a painful reality, but you can mitigate the blow with some careful financial planning. When you retire freely, you might make preparations to continue earning money and living the way you have become accustomed to.

The teacher shall apply in writing through the head of the institution giving three months’ notice, stating the intended date of retirement.

Upon receipt of the application, the Commission shall: Consider the application and issue a retirement notice. Process retirement claim upon receipt of required documents from the teacher. The claim will then be forwarded to the Director of Pension, Treasury, for payment.

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Upon receipt of the retirement notice a teacher shall;

  1. Promptly forward all the required documents listed in the notice.
  2. Indicate full particulars of his/her bank account in the bank forms.
  3. Commute a fraction of his/her pension up to a quarter.
  4. Confirm Tax status with KRA and settle any tax liabilities.

Documents required by TSC to process pensions for retired teachers.

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To ensure faster processing of pension payments, retiring teachers need to avail of the following documents:

  1. Duly filled TSC clearance certificate.
  2. Two copies of the bank plate on both sides.
  3. Two copies of national ID cards on both sides.
  4. Duly completed option to commute pension form in duplicate.
  5. Duly completed lump sum payment form (bank form).
  6. Two copies of each of all promotion letters/certificates.
  7. The earliest copy of the pay slip showing Women’s and Children’s Pensions Scheme (WCPS) deductions for male teachers.
  8. Copies of marriage certificates/affidavits to confirm names for married teachers whose documents have different names.
  9. Teachers who served as Untrained Teachers to attach NSSF statement.
  10. Two copies of the KRA PIN certificate

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