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Financial Assistance Schemes
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1. Old Age Assistance- as per notification by Delhi Govt.- (popularly known as Old Age Pension)/ Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS) as per GoI

 

Eligibility Criteria

1.    To persons above 60 years

2.    Residence of min. 5 years in Delhi before the date of application

3.    Annual family income of less than Rs 60,000 from all sources (including rent, interest/dividends on savings & investments, earnings from farm, property sale proceeds etc.) of the applicant & spouse. Applicant has to give a self-declaration regarding income in the appropriate column provided in the application form.

4.    The applicant should have an Aadhaar number or should have enrolled with UIDAI for Aadhaar number

5.    The applicant should have a ‘singly-operated’ account in any Bank in National Capital Territory of Delhi only, for receiving the payment through electronic clearing system (ECS) or through Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS)

6.    Must not be receiving any pension/ financial assistance from Central Govt/ State Govt/ other governmental local bodies or any other source for this purpose

 

Application process

Application forms available from District Social Welfare Office/ Hqrs/ website/MLA offices

Application From as well as photocopies of all documents to be self-attested.

Applicant to apply in person at District Social Welfare Office with following documents-

1.     Age proof

2.     Residence proof

3.     Aadhaar number/ Enrollment number

4.     Bank a/c number (Single a/c)

5.     In case of SC/ST applicants in the age bracket 60-69 years, caste certificate in the name of the applicant issued by Competent Authority has to be submitted. In case of Minority applicants within 60-69 years, an affidavit declaring the religion of the person has to be submitted.

6.     One passport size photo of the applicant

 

Receipt of application forms, sanction-

1.      New applications under the Scheme are received within the overall ceiling applicable at the time, subject to the approval of the Head of the Department.

2.      The applications are made to the District Social Welfare Officer of the  concerned district in person by the applicant. At the time of submission of application, copies of the required documents are verified from the originals and a receipt given to the applicant.

3.      The applications are disposed off within 45 days of receipt of applications. However, the assistance is remitted quarterly in the months of June/September/December/March of each year.

4.      The payment to new applicants, if sanctioned, is made within the applicable cap w.e.f. the month subsequent to the month of the application.

 

Quantum of Assistance

1.      Rs 1000 p.m. for 60-69 years, with additional Rs. 500 p.m. to SC/ST/Minority community beneficiaries

  1. Rs 1500 p.m. For +70 beneficiaries

 

Mode of payment-

The assistance is remitted  quarterly to the bank account of the beneficiary through AEPS as per the Aadhaar number of the beneficiary or through ECS of RBI.

 

2. Financial Assistance to Persons with Special Needs- as per notification by Delhi Govt.- (popularly known as Disability Pension)/

Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS) as per GoI

                                               

Eligibility Criteria-

1.      To persons between 0- 59 years 

2.      Disability 40% or more to persons with blindness, low vision, locomotor disability, hearing impaired, leprosy cured, cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation or mental illness

3.      Residence of min. 5 years in Delhi  before the date of application

4.      Annual family income of less than Rs 75,000 p.a. from all sources (including rent, interest on savings et cetera). Here “Family” means parents or if the parent(s) are not alive then legal guardian in case of the minor, unmarried, unemployed disabled person(s). In case of married disabled persons, it means wife /husband and minor or disabled adult children solely dependent on him/her. Applicant will need to give a self-declaration regarding income in the appropriate column provided in the application form.

5.      Must not be receiving any pension/ financial assistance from Central Govt/ State Govt/ other governmental local bodies or any other source for this purpose

 

Application process

Application forms available from District Social Welfare Office/ Hqrs/ websiteMLA offices

Application From as well as photocopies of all documents to be self-attested.

Applicant to apply in person at District Social Welfare Office with following documents-

1.      Age proof

2.      Residence proof

3.      Aadhaar number/ Enrollment number

4.      Bank a/c number (Single a/c). This provision may be relaxed in the case of minors.

5.      Disability Certificate issued by the Medical Board of the notified Hospitals of Govt. of NCT of Delhi or Govt. of India

6.      One passport size photo of the applicant

 

Receipt of application forms, sanction-

1.      The applications are made to the District Social Welfare Officer of the  concerned district in person by the applicant. At the time of submission of application, copies of the required documents are verified from the originals and a receipt given to the applicant.

2.      The applications are disposed off within 45 days of receipt of applications. However, the assistance is remitted quarterly in the months of June/September/December/March each year.

3.      The payment to new applicants, if sanctioned, is made w.e.f. the month subsequent to the month of the application.

 

Quantum of Assistance-

Rs 1500/- per month.

 

Mode of Payment-

Assistance is remitted quarterly to the beneficiaries’ bank account through AEPS as per the Aadhaar number of the beneficiary or through ECS of RBI

3. DELHI FAMILY BENEFIT SCHEME - as per notification by Delhi Govt.

NATIONAL FAMILY BENEFIT SCHEME (NFBS)- as per GoI

 

The scheme provides for one-time assistance to the family members of deceased primary bread winner (male/female) of a household who are without  adequate means of subsistence, to help tide them over immediate financial difficulties.

 

Eligibility Criteria

1.      Age of the deceased should be between 18 to 60 years, i.e. death of the bread earner has occurred while he/she was in the age group 18-60 years. “Bread earner” is defined as the member of the household whose earnings contributed the largest proportion to the total household income.

2.      Resident of Delhi for more than 5 years before the date of application

3.      Family income of the applicant should not be more than Rs 60,000/ per annum. Applicant will need to give a self-declaration regarding income in the appropriate column provided in the application form.

4.      The applicant should have an Aadhaar number or should have enrolled with UIDAI for Aadhaar number

5.      The applicant should have a ‘singly-operated’ account in any Bank in National Capital Territory of Delhi only, for receiving the payment through electronic clearing system (ECS) or through Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS)

 

Application process

Application forms available from District Social Welfare Office/ Hqrs/ websiteMLA offices

Application From as well as photocopies of all documents to be self-attested.

Applicant to apply in person at District Social Welfare Office with following documents-

  1.             Age proof
  2.             Residence proof
  3.             Aadhaar number/ Enrollment number
  4.             Bank a/c number (Single a/c)
  5. Death certificate of bread earner 
  6. One passport size photo of the applicant

 

Receipt of application forms, sanction-

1.      The applications are made to the District Social Welfare Officer of the  concerned district in person by the applicant. At the time of submission of application, copies of the required documents are verified from the originals and a receipt given to the applicant.

2.      The applications are disposed off within 45 days of receipt of applications.

 

Quantum of assistance & mode of payment-

One Time assistance of Rs 10,000/- through account payee cheque (proposal to make it Rs. 20,000/- as per GoI directions is under consideration)


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