Get-hooked July 27, 2018
Disability Pension Scheme – Meghalaya
Meghalaya stands apart from the rest of Indian states as it is follows a matrilineal system, which means the women stand to inherit property and wealth, not the men. The disability pension scheme is known as the Chief Minister’s Disability Pension Scheme, 2012 and is implemented through the office of the Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities,
What is offered
The monthly pension offered to a disabled person is Rs 500. This is made on a quarterly basis.
Who is eligible
- Applicant must be 18 – 59 years old.
- Should be living in the state
- Should not be getting an unemployment allowance from the government.
- Disability certificate
- Proof of residence
- Bank account details
- Applicant eligible for pension will be given a Pension Card which should be produced for each payment.
How to apply
Application forms are issued by the office of the District Social Welfare Officer or Child Development Project Officer.
Read about the disability pension schemes offered in other states in the North East:
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