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Disability Pension Scheme - Uttar Pradesh

July 19, 2018

India's largest state, Uttar Pradesh, offers a disability pension scheme called Divyanjan Pension. This is a fusion of the the state as well as the Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension scheme.

What is offered

The monthly disability pension offered is Rs 300.

Who is eligible

  • Should be a resident of the state
  • Beneficiary should fall Below Poverty Line. This is presently on the basis of Rs.46,080 in rural areas and Rs 56,460 in urban areas per family per year.
  • Above 18 years of age
  • Minimum 40% disability
  • People receiving aid under old age pension, widow pension, Samajwadi pension or any other scheme are not eligible. Nor are people receiving support from government institutions/shelters.
  • Decision of the Collector will be final relative to eligibility of the beneficiaries.

Documents needed

  • Disability certificate
  • Proof of residence. This can be ration/voter card, or certificate issued by Sarpanch/panchayat)
  • Savings bank account number.
  • Proof of income issued by MP/MLA/Mayor, Chairman of Nagar Panchayat or Zila Panchayat/Tehsildar, Block Development Officer/ or even Gram Pradhan.

How to apply

Applicant needs to visit Gram Sabha and District Handicapped Welfare Officer.

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