How To Check NSSF Status Via SMS: Tips and Tricks

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If you are an NSSF member or want to apply for one, the first thing you need to do is go through the requirements. There are different types of memberships available based on your situation and needs. NSSF has made this process easier by allowing prospective applicants to check their status via SMS. This blog post will guide you through how to check NSSF status via SMS.

This blog post discusses how easy it is for prospective NSSF to check their status with just simple steps!

What is NSSF and what are its benefits?

NSSF is a voluntary, non-profit making, social security organization that was commenced in 1965. It is a federation of trade unions and has over 15 million members. NSSF membership is open to any Kenyan aged 16 years or above who is gainfully employed or self-employed.

NSSF offers the following benefits:

• Retirement Benefits – Upon retirement, NSSF members are paid a lump sum benefit which is based on the total contributions made to the fund plus accrued interest. In addition, retirees receive a monthly pension payment for as long as they live.

Death Benefits – If a member dies, his/her beneficiaries receive a death grant which is equal to three times the total contributions made to the fund plus accrued interest.

Disability Benefits – If a member becomes disabled, he/she is paid a disability benefit which is equal to 50% of the member’s last salary before a disability.

Unemployment Benefits – If a member is laid off, he/she is given unemployment benefits equivalent to 50% of his/her last salary.

Hospitalization Benefits – If a member is admitted to a hospital as an inpatient, the NSSF reimburses up to Kshs 30,000 per day for 21 days. This benefit can be extended for another 23 days if certain conditions are met and approved by the medical officer at the designated hospital.

How To Check NSSF Status Via SMS

  1. To check your NSSF status, send the word NSSF to 6773 and follow the instructions as directed.
  2. Type NSSF, your NSSF number, birth date, full names.
  3. Send the details to 6773.
  4. After they have validated your data, you will receive a PIN which will be sent as an SMS.
  5. Type Balance, your new PIN then send to 6773.
  6. Your statement balance will be sent via SMS.

What to do if you encounter any errors while checking your account status

If you encounter any errors, kindly contact the NSSF helpdesk. You can also reach them on social media by visiting their Facebook and Twitter pages.

How to update your contact information in the NSSF database

It is important to always keep your contact information updated in the NSSF database, especially if you have moved or changed your phone number. To do this, simply follow these steps:

  1. Go to the NSSF website
  2. Click on ‘Member Services’
  3. Click on ‘Update Profile’

How to change your password on the NSSF website

If you want to change your password on the NSSF website, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the NSSF website
  2. Click on ‘Member Services’
  3. Click on ‘Change Password’

Enter your current password and then create a new password. Make sure that it is something

The different ways you can make contributions to your NSSF account

There are different ways you can make contributions to your NSSF account:

  • Payroll Deduction – This is the easiest and most convenient way to contribute to your NSSF account. Your employer will deduct a fixed amount from your salary each month and send it to NSSF on your behalf.
  • Standing Order – This is another easy way to contribute. You can visit your bank and request that they send a fixed amount of money every month to NSSF on your behalf.
  • Self Deduction – If you are self-employed, this allows you to make regular contributions into the NSSF account directly from your business earnings. Simply complete an EFT form and submit it to your nearest NSSF office.
  • Third-Party deduction – This is when someone other than the member (e.g. a friend or relative) makes contributions into the account on behalf of the member. The third-party must have a letter from the member authorizing him/her to make these contributions.
  • Online Payment – You can also make online payments into your NSSF account by visiting the NSSF website and clicking on ‘Online Services’.

Remember, it is always important to keep your contact information updated in the NSSF database so that you can easily access your account information whenever you need it. If you have any queries, kindly contact the NSSF helpdesk. You can also reach them on social media by visiting their Facebook and Twitter pages.

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