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Disability Pension Scheme - Sikkim

July 22, 2018

Sikkim, which is among India's smallest states and is home to beautiful monasteries and glaciers, offers Subsistence Allowance to every person with a disability. This is given by the Social Justice, Empowerment and Welfare Department.

What is offered

A monthly pension of Rs 600 is given to every disabled person.

Who is eligible

  • Beneficiary must have disability of 40% and above.
  • Annual family income should not be more than Rs 24,000
  • Must be a resident of Sikkim
  • 18 to 79 years
  • Anyone getting the benefit of any other disability pension from state or central government is not eligible.

Documents needed

  • Disability certificate
  • Proof of residence
  • Income certificate
  • 3 passport size photographs

How to apply

Beneficiary should approach the Social Welfare Officers as well as the Social Welfare Division at Gangtok. Applicants in villages can submit their forms to the panchayat.

Read about the disability pension schemes offered in other states in the North East:

Disability Pension Scheme - Nagaland

Disability Pension Scheme - Manipur

Disability Pension Scheme - Assam

Disability Pension Scheme - Tripura

Disability Pension Scheme - Arunachal Pradesh

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