All Types of TSC Allowances for Teachers

The Teachers Service commission (TSC) Allowances for teachers are characterized as either remunerative or reimbursable.

Remunerated allowances are paid with salary, whereas reimbursable allowances are recoverable upon application.

Remuneration allowances

There are two sorts of remunerative allowances:


Which include:

  • House Allowance
  • Medicinal Allowance
  • Hardship Allowance
  • Commuter Allowance

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Paid upon application.

These include:

Responsibility allowance

Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, and Senior Teachers in Job Group K and below receive this payment.

Special Duty Allowance

This is payable to teachers who are appointed to administrative positions by the commission and deployed in arid and semi-arid regions.

Reader’s allowance

This payment is made to a visually impaired teacher who has hired a reader with a minimum certification of KCSE D+/KCE Division III. The allowance is paid at a fixed rate that the commission sets from time to time.

Interpreters’ Allowance

This is payable to deaf teachers who use interpreters while on study leave.

Special school allowance

This is paid to teachers with special needs education backgrounds who have been deployed to teach in special schools or units.

Transfer Allowance

This is payable to teachers who are transferred from one district to another, provided the Commission initiates the transfer.

Expenses Reimbursable

The commission reimburses the following expenses for teachers:

Travel expenses:

The teacher is only eligible for remuneration under the following circumstances:

  • Where a teacher’s interdiction has been lifted.
  • While traveling to attend an interview.
  • Traveling to a station on the first posting outside the home district.
  • Traveling from a duty position beyond the home district after retirement
  • During school breaks, teachers in hardship areas go to and from home. The teacher’s home district must be located outside the hardship area.
  • Teachers should apply using the prescribed forms and submit supporting documentation.

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Quota per day:

This is the daily sustenance allowance given to teachers on official assignments. Applications must be submitted at least 14 days before travel.

Every month, House Allowance, Leave Allowance, Commuter Allowance, and Hardship Allowance are paid along with the basic salary. Teachers with vision impairments and wheelchair users are eligible for Disability Guide Allowance. 

All Types of TSC Allowances for Teachers

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