Kabiru .B. Yusuf   
Director, CSPD

The Civil Service Pension Department (CSPD) assumed the functions and responsibilities of the erstwhile Civil Service Pension Office located at the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), and administers pensions for over 100,000 retired Civil Servants under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS)

Who is an eligible CSPD Pensioner under PTAD?

Civil Service Pensioners who are eligible include the following categories:

1. Pure Federal Pensioner: an officer recruited into the Federal Civil Service and has served for 10 – 35 years, retired on or before 30th June, 2007 either voluntarily/compulsorily or attained 60 years of age.

2. Due Pensioner: an officer that retired from service but had not attained the age of 45 at the time of retirement. This retiree would have been paid his or her gratuity on retirement but was not enrolled into the monthly pension until he/she attained 45 years of age.

3. State Pensioners with Federal Share: are pensioners who served with the State Governments prior to 1st Apri11976 when states were created in line with the provisions of section 15 of the Pensions Act No 102 of 1979.

4. Next of Kin (NOK) of any of the above: an individual chosen by a deceased/retired Civil Servant while still alive to manage his or her entitlement in the event of his/her death.

Non-Qualifying/Non- Eligible Pensioners

The following are examples of Civil Servant retirees who cannot be paid under the Defined Benefit Scheme:

i. Retirees whose service period is less than 10 years on or before 31st March, 1977 or less than 15 years as from 1st April, 1977 to 1st June, 1992 and less than 10years with effect from 1st June 1992. (See circular Ref no. B63304X111/879 of 29th June 1992).

October 1960— March 1977510
April 1977 —May 19921015
June 1992 —June 2007510

ii. Retirees whose date of retirement is after June 30th, 2007.

iii. State Civil Servants whose first appointment took effect after 31st March,1976.

iv. State Civil servant who retired from service after 31st March, 2011.

v. Next of Kin whose deceased retiree/pensioner has received his/her gratuity and monthly pension for up to five (5) years before death.

vi. Primary school teachers employed under the Local Education Authority.

Death Benefits & Next of Kin (NOK)

The Next of Kin (NOK) – An NoK of a deceased Civil Service pensioner is entitled to the following death benefits:

– Gratuity & 5 Years Pension: when he/she dies while in the service.

– Gratuity & 5 Years Pension: when he/she retires and dies while processing his retirement benefits.

– 5 Years Pension: when he/she retires, receives Gratuity but dies before enrolment for monthly pension.

– Balance of Pension: when he/she retires, receives Gratuity, has been enrolled on the Monthly Pension Payroll but has not received pension for up to 5 years Pension before death.

– The Next of Kin (NOK) of a Deceased Pensioner cannot claim any balance if the latter had enjoyed the Monthly Pension for a period of 5 Years before death.