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Latest revision as of 03:32, 26 March 2020

Procedure[edit]


The older persons grant program is known as the Older Persons Cash Transfer (OPCT) Inua Jamii cash transfer Program. This is an initiative by the Government of Kenya under the Ministry of EAC, Labour and Social Protection that seeks to provide cash transfers to elderly Kenyans above the age of 70 to enable them live dignified lives.

Apply in person[edit]


  1. Visit your local District Social Development Officer in your District Office to apply for the older persons grant (Inua Jamii cash transfer Program)
  2. You will be given an application form by the social development officer to fill. The application form is not available online, and you can only get it at your nearest District Social Development Office
  3. You will be required to provide your National Identification Card so as to prove your age and place of residence. Note; the cash transfer is only available for Kenyan citizens above the age of 70 years.
  4. After submission of your application period your bio-data will be captured for the vetting processing to begin. During vetting, applicants will have to go through a community validation exercise before the first payment cycle.
  5. You will also be required to open a bank account with the Payment Service Providers (PSP) who handle the cash transfer. You can open your bank account in any of the following banks
    (i). Kenya Commercial Bank,
    (ii) Equity Bank,
    (iii) Cooperative Bank
    (iv) Post Bank
  6. After submission of your application and all the required documents, and lapse of vetting period (usually three months). You will receive your first payment of Ksh. 2,000 per month through your (PSP)
  7. Payments is usually made after two mouths which totals to Ksh 4000

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Required Documents[edit]


  1. National Id
  2. Bank account number

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]


Ministry of Labour, Social Security, and Services

NSSF Building in Nairobi.
P.O. Box 40326-00100, Nairobi.
Telephone: (020)2729800.
Website: Ministry of Labour

Inua Jamii Grievance and Case Management

Toll Free Number 1533
Email: inuajamii@socialprotection.go.ke

National Social Protection Secretariat

ACK Parking Silo,
Opp. NSSF Building 9th Flr
Phone: 2723011, 0772092971, 0735564408
P.O. Box 16936-00100 GPO, NAIROBI
E-mail: info@socialprotection.or.ke

For more information call Huduma Contact Centre: +254 (020) 6900020 or visit nearest Huduma Centre Or Contact: Ministry of Labour, Social Security, and Services

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Eligibility[edit]


Older Persons Cash Transfer (OPCT) is for an older person who is:

  1. A Kenyan citizen, 70 years and above
  2. Not receiving pension
  3. Not enrolled in any other cash transfer program
  4. Residing in a particular location for more than a year

Fees[edit]


  • Registration is done for free.

Validity[edit]


  1. It is valid until the elder is deceased
  2. The grant will lapse when you:
(i) pass away
(ii) are admitted to a state institution
(iii) do not claim for three consecutive months
(iv) are absent from the country.

Documents to Use[edit]


  • Application documents are provided at the County and Sub-County Social Development offices.

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]


  • The process takes 3 months

Related Videos[edit]


Kenya - Apply for Older Persons Grant English



Kenya – Ombi la Kupata Pesa ya Wazee - In Swahili
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Instructions[edit]


  1. Present yourself to the District Social Development Offices with your National Identity Card to make the application
  2. Open a bank account with your preferred Payment Service Provider.

Required Information[edit]


  1. Full names
  2. Proof of age
  3. Area of residence

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Need for the Document[edit]


  • This is an initiative by the Government of Kenya under the Ministry of EAC, Labour and Social Protection that seeks to provide cash transfers to elderly Kenyans above the age of 70 to enable them live dignified lives.

Information which might help[edit]


  • The Inua Jamii cash transfer Program comes with a free medical cover through the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF)
  • Enrolment is done electronically so that the bio data of the beneficiaries can be captured in the bio-data system.
  • Registration comes with a free medical cover through the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF)
  • Beneficiaries will be given NHIF cards will cover many treatments like dialysis, prostrate, Hypertension, major & minor surgeries, cancer treatments e.g. radiation, chemotherapy, etc.
  • Free treatment is offered Government hospitals as well as any other private hospital graded A by NHIF. For hospitals graded B, also coverage is pretty high.
  • Kenya Commercial Bank, Equity Bank, Cooperative Bank and Post Bank were selected for the cash transfer. One is required to open an account with one of these banks.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]


  • Registration comes with a free medical cover through the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF)
  • Beneficiaries will be given NHIF cards will cover many treatments like dialysis, prostrate, Hypertension, major & minor surgeries, cancer treatments e.g. radiation, chemotherapy, etc.

External Links[edit]


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Others[edit]


  • The Inua Jamii 70 Years and Above Cash Transfer Programme is an enhancement of the previous project initiated in 2012 and which targeted individuals aged above 65 and living in extreme poverty.

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