Andhra Pradesh Pension

The government of Andhra Pradesh introduced the YSR Pension Kanuka Scheme in the year 2021 to help economically backward people in Andhra Pradesh. This Andhra Pradesh Pension Scheme aims to provide financial support and social security for people who fall under a specific category. This scheme can help uplift economically backward people by offering them a regular pension income.

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What is the Andhra Pradesh Pension Scheme?

Under this scheme, volunteers provided door-to-door distribution of Pension Kanuka amounts across the state. The government has released a fund of Rs 1496.07 crore for the Andhra Pradesh pension scheme. For 90167 new pension beneficiaries, the government sanctioned Rs 21.36 crore.  Pensioners will get their pension amount even if they are in hospitals.

Features of Andhra Pradesh Pension Scheme

Some features of the policy are listed below:

  • Different Incentive amounts are provided for different categories of beneficiaries.
  • Old Age Persons, Widow, Weavers, Toddy Tappers, Single Women, etc., get around Rs.2250/- per month.
  • Disabled Persons, Transgenders, and Dappu Artists get around Rs.3000/- per month.
  • People with chronic kidney disease get around Rs. 10,000/- per month.
  • By getting some amount as a monthly income, these economically backward people don’t have to stress about working much to get some amount for running their lives.
  • Andhra Pradesh Pension Scheme provides the monthly amount and thus acts as a great source of income replacement.

Benefits of Andhra Pradesh Pension Scheme

People who fall under the eligibility category for getting the Andhra Pradesh pension scheme can enjoy several benefits provided under the scheme. Some benefits of getting this scheme are listed below:

  • This procedure can be done online, and thus, this is time-efficient.
  • Applicants can get a regular income monthly which will help them to cope up with some expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

For getting Andhra Pradesh Pension Scheme, people must fall under a particular age category. Other than the age category, people must have specific eligibility as given below:

  • The applicant of the Andhra Pradesh Pension Scheme must be a resident of Andhra Pradesh.
  • An applicant of this scheme must belong to the lower economic group or under the poverty line category.

Eligibility Age

Applicants must fall under a particular age criterion as given below. This eligibility age differs depending upon the reason for which the person is getting a pension. 

  • Old Age Pension – 60 years of age and above
  • Weavers Pension – 50 years of age and above
  • Widow Pension – Widows who are 18 years and above
  • Disabled Pension – Minimum 40% disability and no age limit
  • Toddy Tappers – 50 years and above
  • Transgender Pension – 18 years and above
  • Fisherman Pension – 50 years and above
  • Single Women Pension – A married woman separated from her husband more than one year and above the age of 35. Unmarried women of rural areas (30 years) and urban areas (35 years)
  • Traditional Cobblers Pension – 40 years of age
  • Dappu Artists Pension – 50 years of age

Policy Beneficiaries

Andhra Pradesh Pension Scheme benefits a set of people falling under the below-mentioned categories. They are:

  • Old Age People (Senior citizens)
  • Weavers
  • Widows
  • Disable people
  • Toddy Tappers
  • Artists (People engaged in any art-related activities)
  • Transgenders
  • Fishermen
  • Single Women
  • Traditional Cobblers
  • Dappu Artists
  • CKDU

*All savings are provided by the insurer as per the IRDAI approved insurance plan. Standard T&C Apply

How To Apply for Andhra Pradesh Pension?

Andhra Pradesh pension scheme can be applied online and offline. The procedure to apply are discussed in detail below:

Apply In-Person

  • The application form for getting Andhra Pradesh Pension Scheme is available in every district panchayat and municipality office in Andhra Pradesh.
  • An applicant has to provide all necessary information that is requested in the application form.
  • Applicants should make sure to carry originals and photocopies of all necessary documents for completing the application procedure.
  • Applicants should attach required documents along with their photocopies and the application form while submitting it.
  • Applicants should follow all instructions provided by concerned authorities properly.
  • Procedure Fee to be as per authority’s request.
  • If all the applicant's steps and procedures are followed appropriately by the applicant, the application form will be accepted.
  • Once concerned authorities view the application, verification of the applicant's details will be done, which involves visiting the applicant's address to provide approval.
  • After the verification is done and approval is provided, a notification will be provided to the applicant's mobile number or email address regarding the pension document.
  • Applicants can visit the office to collect their documents once the notification is provided.

Apply Online

  • The application form for Andhra Pradesh Pension Scheme is available on the official website of the YSR Pension Kanuka portal.
  • If the applicant is an existing user, they need to log in to their online accounts directly with their “Username” and “Password” credentials.
  • Applicants who are new users need to register first on the website before engaging in the login procedure.
  • After logging in, the applicant has to choose their desired option for applying.
  • He has to provide all information that is requested in the application form.
  • Applicants must upload documents in the form of digital copies along with the application form. 
  • Once concerned authorities view the application, verification of the applicant's details will be done, which involves visiting the applicant's address for providing approval.
  • After the verification is done and approval is provided, a notification will be provided to the applicant's mobile number or email address regarding the pension document.
  • If the applicant correctly follows all the steps, the notification regarding the pension document will be provided to the applicant's email address or mobile number.

NOTE: Applicants must provide genuine information while applying for this scheme. Any false details provided will be considered fraudulent and rejected immediately. Applicants should submit a duly filled application form. 

Required Documents

Documents that are required for applying to get Andhra Pradesh Pension Scheme:

  • ID Proof
  • Address Proof
  • Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate of the spouse of the widowed person.
  • Senior citizen age proof
  • Senior citizen ID Proof

NOTE: If any additional documents are requested by authorities while applying, the applicant must also provide those requested documents along with the application form. Having extra photocopies may come in handy during the application procedure.

*All savings are provided by the insurer as per the IRDAI approved insurance plan. Standard T&C Apply

Required Information

Information that is required for applying to get YSR Pension Scheme are listed below:

  • Name of the Applicant
  • Address of the Applicant
  • Aadhar Card Number
  • Mobile Number
  • Age of the Applicant
  • Family Income per month
  • Family Land Detail
  • Vehicle Detail
  • Family Members Employment Information
  • White Ration Card Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Father or Husband Name
  • Secretariat
  • Name of the Village secretariat
  • Panchayat or Ward 
  • District
  • Gender
  • Caste
  • Sub Caste

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Written By: PolicyBazaar - Updated: 24 August 2021
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