How Do I Register Nssf in Uganda

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF Uganda) provides social security benefits to Ugandan workers through a savings programme.

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF Uganda) is a savings programme that the government has charged with the responsibility of offering social security benefits to Ugandan workers. 

Employees in the private sector are covered by NSSF Uganda, a provident fund. Employers are required to contribute to the plan if they have more than 5 employees. 

In order to make a total contribution of 15% for each employee, the employer must remove 5% from the employee’s total gross monthly salary and add 10% to that amount every month.

Procedure for NSSF Uganda company registration

  • Fill out the NSSF Employer Registration Form. The form includes information such as the Company name, Contact Address, Type of Business etc. Each registered employer is required to register his or her qualified employees.
  • Submit the form to any NSSF office around Uganda to register as a qualifying NSSF employer. 
  • When successful, NSSF will issue your company a certificate of registration.

On the recommendation of the Board of Directors, the Minister of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development announces the results of an annual review of NSSF’s interest rates in Uganda. 

The interest rate provided to members is determined by the NSSF Uganda’s financial performance.

An employer with fewer than five employees or a sole proprietor who registers with the NSSF and pays monthly contributions is said to be making a voluntary contribution.

When changing jobs, an NSSF member should keep their current social security number. Since all of the contributions from the various employers will be posted on the same account, a new NSSF number is not required.

An invalidity benefit is a sum of money given to a member who has lost his or her ability to work and is physically or mentally incapable, as determined by the NSSF Doctor. 

The applicant must provide documented medical records from a licenced physician and demonstrate that they no longer have the ability to work.

Whether they are still in active employment or not, all contributing NSSF members who have attained the retirement age of 55 are able to receive the old age benefit. 

If an NSSF member has been unemployed for a year and reaches the age of 50, they may also get the old age benefit.