Laxmi Bai Social Security Pension Scheme for widowed women pension,financial assistance


Description

This Scheme started in 2007 and is basically for the widowed. It is similar as that of the Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme(IGDNWPS). The state scheme has a wider target group because it encompasses has a larger age bracket. The PRIs have the responsibility to identify beneficiaries. The cash transfer is made through the Post Office.

Objective

To provide financial assistance to widows.

Eligibility

The following criteria shoulld be fulfilled to avail the benefits under this scheme:

  1. Widowed women in the age group of more than 18 years and those above 65 years who are not eligible for availing the national pension schemes are eligible for benefits under this Scheme.
  2. Women more than 18 years of age, whose annual income from all sources is less than rupees 60,000 /- per annum
  3. Women More than 18 years of age whose income from all sources is below rupees 60,000 /- per annum
  4. Women equal to or above 60 years of age whose income from all sources is below rupees 60,000 /- per annum
  5. Women equal to or above 60 years of age who were previous beneficiaries of the Laxmi Bai Social Security Pension Scheme and were not included under the National Old Age Pension Scheme due to not being listed in the BPL list;
  6. Women who are residents of Bihar or have been residing in the State for at least last 10 years from the date of application.

Beneficiaries

Widowed women

Benefits

A pension of Rs. 300/- per month

How To Apply

Contact to The Sub Divisional Officer Or

Contact to Block Development Officer Or

Visit to e-Labharthi Online Portal Bihar Website to Apply Online.

Ministry

Department of Social Welfare,Bihar

Sponsored By

State

Date of Launch

15-August-2011

Valid Upto

Status

Active

Sector

Women and Child



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