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Financial Assistance Schemes
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S.No Name of the Scheme Eligibility Criteria & Recommendations required Document Required with the application Quantum of Assistance & Mode of Payment
1.
Scheme of Old Age Assistance (For persons above 60 years of age)

The applicant shall be entitled for financial assistance if he/she is-

  1. Above 60 years of age without any adequate means of support
  2. A resident of the National Capital Territory of Delhi for at least 5 years preceding the date of submission of application
  3. His/her annual family income should not be more than Rs. 1,00,000/- p.a.(Rs.one lakh per annum) from all sources, family meaning the wife/husband, disabled children, unmarried or divorced/separated daughters/sisters, parents who are solely dependent on the applicant
  4. Has a ‘singly-operated’ account in any Bank or Post Office for receiving the payment through electronic clearing system. This provision may be relaxed in the case of mentally challenged applicants or those who come under the purview of Legal Guardianship as per rules of National Trust.
  5. Is not in receipt of any pension/financial assistance from Central/State Govt./MCD/NDMC or any other source for this purpose.

  6. The Applicant should have an Aadhaar number or should have enrolled with UIDAI for Aadhaar number.

(A.) Proof of residence,- any one of the documents listed below (which clearly show at least 5 years of residence in Delhi)

1. Ration Card

2. Voter I-card

3. Passport

4. Driving License

5. Birth certificate issued by MCD/Registrar-Births & Deaths

6. Death certificate issued by MCD/Registrar-Births & Deaths

7. Insurance policy document

8. Immunization card of any family member

9. Medical records of treatment in Delhi

10. Electricity Bill

11. Water Bill

12. Telephone Bill

13. Gas connection receipt 14. Bank passbook

15. Caste certificate issued in Delhi

16. Student I-card

17. Service identity card of public/private sector company/ established concern

18. Property document

19. Any other document which clearly shows at least 5 years of residence in Delhi

(B.) Proof of age- any one of the documents listed below

1. Birth certificate issued by MCD/Registrar of Births & Deaths

2. School leaving certificate of class last attended

3. Matriculation/10th certificate

4. Hospital discharge slip at the time of birth of the child 5. Driving license

6. Passport

7. PAN Card

8. Ration Card

9. Voter Card

10. Immunization card

11. Age assessment medical certificate

12. Any document issued by the Govt./ Govt. recognized body stating date and place of birth

(C.) A self-declaration by the applicant regarding his/her family income as given in the form.

(D.) The form also needs to be recommended by a Gazetted Officer of Central/State Govt. or MP/MLA and the accompanying documents should also be attested.

(E.) In case "No Documentary Evidence" is available with the applicant in r/o proof of residence, i) the applicant will need to produce statements of any of the two witnesses from the following list, stating the period of applicant's length of stay in Delhi-1. Public representative such as MP of the area, MLA of the area, 2. President or General Secretary of RWA of the locality 3. Two neighbours of the applicant with their contact details 4. Registered women SHGs'/Mahila Mandal's President or General Secretary 5. ICDS Supervisors/ ASHA workers of the area 6. Gazetted Officer of the Central/Delhi Govt.

ii) Along with the witness's statement, the relevant document for the photo identity proof, residence and length of saty for the witnesses shall also have to be appended with the application, clearly showing that the witnesses themselves have been around in the same for all except Public representative such as MP/MLA of the area.

Other conditions

1. It will be obligatory for the beneficiary to inform of any change in address and/or bank details like change in bank, a/c no. etc.

Rs. 2,000/- p.m. remitted quarterly for beneficiaries aged between 60-69 years(This enhanced quantam will be payable only to those beneficiaries who have linked their bank account with Aadhaar and are receiving pension through Adhaar Payment Bridge System (DBT)). Additional Rs.500/-p.m. to SC/ST/Minority community Beneficiaries.

Rs. 2,500/- p.m. remitted quarterly for all beneficiaries 70 years and above. The enhancement for such beneficiaries will be done in April of each financial year

Old Age Assistance is remitted directly into the Bank account of beneficiaries through the ECS system of RBI or through AEPS as per the Aadhaar Number of the Beneficiary.

The Concerned District Social Welfare Officer is the competent authority for verification, sanction and payment of the assistance under the scheme.

In the event of sanction of assistance, it shall be payable from the month succeeding the month of receipt of application complete in all respects.
2. Financial Assistance to Persons with Special Needs, 2009(Includes persons with blindness, low vision, leprosy cured, hearing impairment, locomotor disability, cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, mental illness)
  1.  Age of persons with disabilities should not be more than 59 years (0 to 59 years).
  2. Family income should not be more than Rs. 75,000/- p.a. from all sources.
  3. A resident of the National Capital Territory of Delhi for at least 5 years preceding the date of submission of application.
  4. Disability of the applicant should not be less than 40%.The Medical Board of Govt. Hospital should issue the disability certificate.
  5. Has a 'single-operated' account in any Bank or Post Office for receiving the payment through electronic clearing system. This provision may be relaxed in the case of minors, mentally challenged applicants or those who come under the purview of Legal Guardianship as per rules of National Trust.
  6. The Applicant should have an Aadhaar number or should have enrolled with UIDAI for Aadhaar number.

1. Proof of residence- any one of the documents listed below (which clearly show at least 5 years of residence in Delhi)

a. Ration Card

b. Voter Card

c. Passport

d. Driving License

e. Birth certificate issued by MCD/Registrar-Births and Deaths

f. Death certificate issued by MCD/Registrar-Births & Deaths

g. Insurance policy document

h. Immunization card of any family member

i. Medical records of treatment in Delhi

j. Electricity Bill

k. Water Bill

l. Telephone bill

m. Gas connection receipt

n. Bank passbook

o. Caste certificate

p. Student I-card

q. Service identity card of public/private sector company/established concern

r. Freedom fighter identity card

s. Pension document

t. Ex-serviceman dependant certificate

u. Property document

v. Any other document which clearly shows at least 5 years of residence in Delhi

2. A copy of disability certificate issued by the Medical Board of the notified Hospitals of Govt. of NCT of Delhi or Govt. of India.

3. A self –declaration by the applicant regarding his/ her family income as given in the form.

4. The form also needs to be recommended by a Gazetted Officer of Central /State Govt. or MP/MLA and the accompanying documents should also be attested.

5. In case ‘No Documentary Evidence’ is available with the applicant in r/o proof of residence,

i) the applicant will need to produce statements of any of the two proof of residence, following list, stating the period of produce statements of any of the two witnesses from the following list, stating the period of applicant’s length of stay in Delhi-

a. Public representative such as MP of the area, MLA of the area,

b. President or General Secretary of RWA of the locality

c. Two neighbors of the applicant with their contact details

d. Registered women SHGs,/ Mahila Mandals’ President or General Secretary.

e. ICDS Supervisors/ASHA workers of the area

f. Gazetted Officer of the Central /Delhi Govt.

ii) Along with the witness’s statement, the relevant document for the photo identity proof, residence and length of stay for the witnesses shall also have to be appended with the application, clearly showing that the witnesses themselves have been around in the same area for the number of years they claim to have known the applicant. This would apply for all except public representative such as MP/MLA of the area.

Other conditions

1. It will be obligatory for the beneficiary to inform of any change in address and/ or bank details like change in bank, a/c no. etc.

Rs. 1,500/- p.m. remitted quarterly

The Assistance is remitted into the Bank account through ECS system of R.B.I or through AEPS as per the Aadhaar Number of the Beneficiary.


The Concerned District Social Welfare Officer is the competent authority for verification, sanction and payment of the assistance under the scheme.

In the event of sanction of assistance, it shall be payable from the month succeeding the month of receipt of application completed in all respects.

The beneficiaries who attain the age of 60 years shall automatically be transferred to the Old Age Assistance Scheme

3. The Delhi Family Benefit Scheme
  1. Age of the deceased should be between 18 to 64 Years, i.e death of the bread earner has occurred while he/she was in the age group 18-64 years.
  2. Family income of the applicant should not be more than Rs.60,000/-p.a
  3. Applicant must be a resident of the National Capital Territory of Delhi for at least 5 years preceding the date of submission of application
  4. Has a “singly –operated, account in any Bank or Post Office for receiving the payment through cheque. This provision may be relaxed in the case of minors, mentally challenged applicants or those who come under the purview of Legal Guardianship as per rules of National Trust.

  5. The Applicant should have an Aadhaar number or should have enrolled with UIDAI for Aadhaar number.

1. Proof of residence- any one of the documents listed below (which clearly show at least 5 years of residence in Delhi)

a. Ration Card

b. Voter Card

c. Passport

d. Driving License

e. Birth certificate issued By MCD/Registrar- Births and Deaths

f. Death certificate issued by MCD/Registrar-Births & Deaths

g. Insurance police document

h. Immunization card of any family member

i. Medical records of treatment in Delhi

j. Electricity Bill

k. Water Bill

l. Telephone Bill

m. Gas connection receipt

n. Bank passbook

o. Caste certificate

p. Student I-card

q. Service identity card of public/ private sector company/ established concern

r. Freedom fighter identity card

s. Pension document

t. Ex-serviceman dependant certificate

u. Property document

v. Any other document which clearly shows at least 5 years of residence in Delhi

2. Proof of age of the deceased- any one of the documents listed below

a. Birth certificate issued by MCD/ Registrar of Births &Deaths

b. School leaving certificate of class last attended

c. Matriculation discharge slip at time of birth child

d. Hospital discharge slip at the time of birth of the child

e. Driving license

f. Passport

g. PAN Card

h. Ration Card

i. Voter card

j. Immunization card of the family member

k. Age assessment medical certificate

l. Any document issued By the Government /Govt. recognized body stating date and place of Birth.

3. Proof of death –any one of the documents listed below

a. Death certificate issued by the Registrar Births &Deaths

b. Receipt issued by authority at cremation Ground/ graveyard

c. Certificate issued by Hospital at the time of Death

d. In case the death has occurred outside Delhi or in a village with no receipt of cremation ground certificate of Block Development Officer (BDO) of the village can also be accepted.

e. Post mortem report

4. A self – declaration by the applicant regarding his/her family income as given in the form.

5. The form also needs to be recommended by a Gazetted Officer of Central/State Govt. or MP/MLA and the accompanying documents should also be attested.

6. In case “No Documentary Evidence’ is available with the applicant in r/o proof of residence,

i) the applicant will need to produce statements of any of the two witnesses from the following list,
stating the period of applicant’s length of stay in Delhi

a. Public representative such as MP of the area, MLA of the area,

b. President or General Secretary of RWA of the locality

c. Two neighbors of the applicant with their contact details

d. Registered omen SHGs,/ Mahila Mandals’ President or General Secretary

e. ICDS Supervisors/ASHA workers of the Govt.

f. Gazetted Officer of the Central/Delhi Govt.

ii) Along with the witness’s statement, the relevant document for photo identity proof, residence and length of stay for the witnesses shall also have to be appended with the application clearly showing that the witnesses themselves have been around in the same area for the number of years they claim to have known the applicant. This would apply for all except Public representative such as MP/MLA of the area.

One -time assistance of Rs. 10,000/- is given by a/c payee cheque The Concerned District Social Welfare Officer is the competent authority for verification, sanction and payment of the assistance under the scheme.
Finance Assistance to Leprosy Patients
4 Financial Assistance to Leprosy Patients Leprosy Patients residing in NCT of Delhi before 1993 Rs.1800/- per month per family Govt. of Delhi District Social Welfare Officer (North East),DSWO(West),DSWO(NW-I),Dy. Director (Social Defence)

 

Duration of getting benefits

Decision will be taken within 45 days on all the applications received under the above schemes.


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Last Updated :11-September-2017