Business

MASINDI MAN DENIED NSSF FUNDS

By Ismail Bategeka

MASINDI: Kamya Andrew, a former employee of Kinyara Sugar Works Limited who resigned in 1999 due to injured right leg, has failed to get his National Social Security Fund {NSSF} savings after nine years of resignation.

Mr Kamya told ugreports that he started claiming for his invalidity benefit from the NSSF in 2013 after attaining an injury on his right leg.

”Since i was denied my money, it prompted me to file a case in high court in 2013 seeking court to compel the NSSF to pay me. I have claimed for money for over three times in 2013, 2014 and 2018 through writing but all in vain,” he said.

In 2013 and 2014,  Mr Kamya was diagnosed by Mr Francis Awori the NSSF fund doctor and results indicated that Mr Kamya’s leg was in good condition and did not qualify him for the invalidity benefits as provided by NSSF.

Ad

Mr John Ahebwa the Masindi and Hoima NSSF Manager told ugreports that invalidity benefits are for those who are incapacitated and can no longer work, noting that Mr Kamya’s medical report indicate that he is not incapacitated.

‘’We needed a medical explanation over his incapacitation claims verified by our fund doctor, but the report shows he is not incapacitated,’’ Ahebwa noted.

Ad

However, the third attempt of Mr Kamya to claim for his invalidity benefit in 2018 went futile after he was told to go back to NSSF’s fund doctor which he denied saying it was not the procedure to go back to the medical doctor the third time which prompted him file a case at Masindi High Court in 2019, asking court to compel NSSF pay him his invalidity benefits.

‘’I refused to go to their doctor the third time because it is not a must, I may or not go to their doctor but for them they are just forcing me to go to their doctor,r that’s why i refused,’’ Mr Kamya said.

Ad

Mr Kamya insists that he is incapacitated and deserves to get the invalidity benefit funds from NSSF since he has a letter from the ministry of gender signed by the gender ministry commissioner describing him as incapacitated.

Mr Francis Nelson Awori the NSSF fund doctor say, Kamya’s right leg was found with an injury he got from football 15 years ago, and the leg leg is functioning normally.

According to the national social security fund an invalidity benefit is paid to a contributing member who has lost his or her earning capacity due to physical or mental incapacitation as is certified by the medical doctor.

Do you have a story in your community or an opinion to share with us? Email us at editorial@ugreports.com

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button