Death is an inevitable aspect of life, and preparing for such events is crucial. As a teacher under the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), organizing your records, including the Next of Kin Form, becomes essential. This article guides you on obtaining and correctly filling out the TSC Next of Kin Form, ensuring that your details are in order.
How to Get the TSC Next of Kin Form
The TSC Next of Kin Form is available for free. Follow these steps to obtain and submit the form:
- Download the TSC Next of Kin Form.
- Fill in the required details accurately.
- Seal the form securely.
- Submit the form to the Head of Institution.
- The Head of Institution sends it to TSC Headquarters for filing.
Details to Capture in the Next of Kin Form
Ensure the following particulars are correctly entered on the TSC Next of Kin Form:
- Your Name: As per official TSC documents.
- Your TSC Number: Write it correctly from official TSC documents.
- Name of Spouse(s): List official names from National Identity cards.
- Name(s) of Your Children: Enter children’s names as per Birth Certificates.
- Name(s) of Your Parents: Enter parents’ names as per National Identity cards.
- Relative(s) Working with TSC: If any, provide the name.
Next of Kin Form Submission
Proof of identity for listed individuals is crucial for them to benefit from TSC gratuity.
TSC Death Gratuity
In the event of a teacher’s death in service:
- Remove the deceased teacher’s name from the payroll.
- Next-of-kin submits the original death certificate and a letter by the area chief identifying the next-of-kin and dependents.
- Overpayment settlement if any.
- Claim forwarded to the Director of Pensions for payment.
- Spouses and dependents receive pension for five years if aged below 18.
- For teachers killed on duty, the benefit is payable to the spouse and/or dependents.
- Retirees/next of kin are informed when claims are forwarded to the treasury for payment.
Preparing for the future, especially concerning the Next of Kin Form and Death Gratuity, ensures that your loved ones are well taken care of. Download the form, fill it accurately, and submit it to secure your records with the Teachers Service Commission.