Widow Pension Scheme

Financial Assistance for Widows, Divorced (Eligibility, Application, Documents & More)

The Delhi Government has launched a new pension scheme for women in distress. The objective is to provide financial assistance and social security by way of grants, loans or deposits with an option that can be renewed periodically as per their needs until they get back on their feet again. At present, there are a few categories under this facility- Widows/ Divorcees & deserted women who have lost all means of Subsistence. 

Eligibility to Get the Pension Scheme Benefits

What are you waiting for? Get your WPS benefits today! Eligibility criteria include that a woman must be at least 18 years old, she needs to have been widowed or divorced and separated from the spouse with no children; residence in Delhi before applying an annual income less than Rs 1 lakh per year–from all sources including rent/interest on savings & investments earnings farm property sale proceeds, etc. 

Additionally, they can’t already receive central government aid such as pensions financial assistance granted by state governments, municipal corporations notary publicsNZMC. So what we need now is a single operated account linked via Aadhar card and you are all set to rap its benefits.

Documents Needed for the Scheme

In order to avail WPS benefits, one needs certain documents. These are: 

  • Documentary proof that has been self-attested for the following must be scanned and uploaded.
  • Age proof
  • Documents proving abandonment/separation/divorce decree/separation papers/divorce proceedings/decree establishing death of husband.
  • Proof of residency in Delhi for the past 5 years.
  • A single-operated bank account linked with Aadhar in Delhi is required.
  • Last year’s bank statement/passbook.
  • Certificate issued by the competent authority in the name of SC/ST applicants
  • 1 passport size photo 

How to Apply?

The Widow Pension Scheme is an initiative taken by the government to help vulnerable widows who face financial difficulties. To apply for this scheme, one must first register themselves on the district’s website and enter their personal details such as biometric data or any other identifying documents they have handy with them at the time of registration like Aadhar card number, etc., then fill up all required fields in order not only to avail benefits but also check whether you qualify according to certain criteria before claiming anything publicly available through Delhi Government schemes.

Citizen Registration Form will open soon! Fill in all fields, including details of your present residential address. Enter the Captcha and click continue for login ID/password that are sent via SMS or email link on arrival with registration complete now!.

The Delhi government’s Widow Pension Scheme is a much-needed and appreciated effort to provide support to the widows. However, there are still some areas that can be improved, such as increasing the amount of the pension and making it available to more women. We hope that the government will continue its efforts in this area and make sure that all widows receive the support they need and deserve.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Is an Aadhaar number needed for applying for WPS?

The Aadhaar number is linked to the individual’s biometric and demographic data, and it is used to authenticate the identity of individuals when they access various services. One of the services that requires Aadhaar authentication is the Widows Pension Scheme. Under this scheme, eligible widowed women receive a monthly pension from the government. In order to apply for the scheme, applicants must provide their Aadhaar number as well as other supporting documents.

Q2. Does WPS offer financial assistance to applicants who are not residents of Delhi?

The Widows Pension Scheme is a scheme set up by the Delhi government to provide financial assistance to widows living in the city. In order to be eligible for the scheme, residents must have been living in Delhi for at least 5 years. They must also submit proof of residency, such as an Aadhaar number, in order to apply for the pension. 

However, the pension is only available to widows who are citizens of India. Foreign nationals are not eligible for the scheme. The Widows Pension Scheme is an important safety net for widows living in Delhi, and it provides much-needed financial assistance to those who are struggling to make ends meet. 

Q3. What kind of verification is required before I can receive the benefits of the WP scheme?

Before any family can start to receive the benefits of the Widow Pension Scheme, verification by the District Officer of the Women and Child Development department must take place. This is to ensure that all the necessary documents are in order and that the beneficiary is eligible for relief under the scheme. If required, a home visit may also be conducted by the officer. 

For families already receiving benefits, they may be called in for document verification at the District office if needed. By having these measures in place, it helps to ensure that those who truly need and deserve the assistance under the Widow Pension Scheme are receiving it.

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