mshirikiAll employers are statutorily required to contribute to the Fund. Contributions are part of employers’ cost and should not be deducted from salaries of employees. Contribution rates (tariffs) are determined periodically by the Fund depending on risk assessment of workplaces and other relevant factors.

In the financial year 2015/16, contribution rates for each employer are:
a) 1.0% of employees’ earnings (wage bill) for each employer in the private sector.
b) 0.5% of employees’ earnings (wage bill) for each employer in the public sector.

For the Fund’s purposes, monthly employees’ earnings (wage bill) include basic salaries plus all fixed allowances which are regularly paid along with basic salaries.

mshiriki13Public sector employers include employers in the central government, local government, parastatals, executive agencies and all government-related institutions. Private sector employers are all those which are not part of public sector employers.


Below are facts you need to know about Workers Compensation Fund (WCF), however you can contact or even visit us to get more info and learn more from our officials.

  1. Compensation Fund

    The Fund is responsible for compensating workers who suffer occupational injuries or contract occupational diseases arising out of and in the course of their employment. In case of death of workers, the Fund is responsible for compensating dependants as per set criteria.

  2. Membership And Eligibility

    All employees in the public and private sectors in Mainland Tanzania are covered and hence employers are required by Law to contribute to the Fund on behalf of their employees. click here to learn more about membership…

  3. Terms

    Claimer must be an employee of the institution/firm that he/she is claiming to work with, his/her employer must have contributed to WCF. For death compensation, claimer must be wife/husband/dependant of the deceased worker. After submitting the claim our officials will process it immediately, also WCF will engage doctors and other trained experts in analyzing the claim.

  4. Benefits And Covers

    Claimer will get medical aid and compensation, and for death compensations dependants will get compensation depending on how the employer was contributing. Click here to learn more on benefits..

  5. Process To File A Claim

    Claimer must fill the form attached with doctor/expert report, These are the doctors and experts that have been nominated by WCF and have undergone a special training on how to assess accidents and events for compensations.