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National Treasury Clarifies 1997–2007 Retiree Pension

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National Treasury Clarifies 1997–2007 Retiree Pension

THE NATIONAL TREASURY & PLANNING PENSIONS DEPARTMENT

NOTICE TO ALL PUBLIC SERVICE PENSIONERS, DEPENDANTS & THE GENERAL PUBLIC

SUBJECT: CAUTION ON FALSE INFORMATION CIRCULATING IN SOME SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS ADDRESSED TO PENSIONERS WHO RETIRED FROM THE SERVICE OF MINISTRY OF EDUCATION BETWEEN 1997 AND 2007

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It has been brought to our attention that there is a misleading statement that is being spread throughout a number of different social media platforms, which asserts that some additional retirement benefits are being made available to former employees of the Ministry of Education (teachers and other cadres) who resigned between the years 1997 and 2007.

The erroneous notification advised retired workers in that category or their next of kin to go to the Pensions Department Desks at Huduma Centres in order to complete the benefit processing.

The public as a whole, including those receiving pensions, is officially informed that the message in question, as well as its substance, is false and ought to be ignored.

The Pensions Department of the National Treasury, which is the government entity that is tasked with administering the Public Service Pension Scheme, is unaware of both the origin of the communication as well as the motivation behind it.

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The Department would like to take this opportunity to remind our esteemed pensioners as well as the general public that the only revision of pension awards that has been ongoing affects former Teachers who were employed by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), and who retired between the dates of July 1, 1998 and June 30, 2003 (both dates inclusive). This revision affects former Teachers’ pensions only.

Clarification on Pensions Issued by the National Treasury for Retirees Who Retired Between 1997 and 2007

The revised pension for this group was implemented in accordance with the court’s instructions in the class action suit that was brought before the Nakuru High Court Civil Case No. 65 of 2006, Simon Kamau and 19 others Versus Teachers Service Commission, which were handed down on October 23, 2012.

It is not necessary for a claimant to physically visit the appropriate offices in order to file a claim because the TSC automatically compiles the amended claims that fall under this category and sends them on to the Pensions Department of the National Treasury for processing and payment.

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