The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is an essential program that offers social security services to individuals in Kenya. It provides a safety net for workers in the country, allowing them to make contributions towards their future retirement and to access other social security benefits. The good news is that obtaining your NSSF number has become much more convenient, and you can now get it via SMS.

To get your NSSF number via SMS, you’ll need to follow some simple steps. First, open the messaging app on your mobile phone and compose a new message. In the message body, type the word “NSSF” followed by a space. Then type your full name as it appears on your national ID or passport, followed by another space. Next, enter your date of birth in the format DDMMYYYY, where DD represents the date, MM represents the month, and YYYY represents the year.

It’s important to enter your correct date of birth as it is crucial for verification purposes. Once you have entered all the required information, send the message to 6773. You should receive an SMS with your NSSF number within a few minutes. Please note that standard SMS charges apply, and the response time may vary depending on your mobile network.

Having an NSSF number is crucial for anyone who wants to make contributions to the NSSF, as it ensures that your contributions are correctly recorded, and you are eligible for benefits such as pensions and other forms of social security. With this new method of obtaining your NSSF number via SMS, you can conveniently make your contributions to the fund through SMS or other means.

If you encounter any issues or do not receive a response, you can contact NSSF customer care for further assistance. They are always ready to help and provide guidance on how to navigate any issues that you may have.