To provide financial support to the poor widows of India, the widow pension scheme was introduced in India. A widow whose household is below the poverty line is eligible to get the benefits of pension scheme. The beneficiary, in this case, has to apply through the prescribed form.
As per the Indian Constitutional Amendment Act 1993, the vidhwa pension was decentralized and its implementation, which was handled by the Social Welfare Department of the State Government was transferred to the Local Self Government Institutions as per the revised rules of the Government’s Order Number GO (P) 11/ 97 date 07/04/1997. Currently, all the local bodies have put into the care of getting the application, granting, processing, and distribution of the pension. In this way, the name of the widow pension offered by the Uttar Pradesh is Vidhwa Pension Yojana.
Uttar Pradesh’s State Government has started the widow pension with the name of Vidhwa Pension Yojana to give financial assistance to the widows of Uttar Pradesh. Every eligible candidate gets Rs.500 per month through the UP Government.
A widow falling in the below category can avail the benefits of widow pension:
Note: Different States of India may have different eligibility criteria.
The list of documents required for vidhwa pension is mentioned below:
Note: Different States of India may have a different set of required documents.
An applicant can either apply online or offline for vidhwa pension by visiting the Corporation office.
Note: The application process may vary with the States of India.
The widows can get the following advantages from this scheme:
Note: The amount paid as vidhwa pension may vary with State.
|You may also like to read: Benefits of national pension scheme|