If you have a senior citizen in your family and you do not have any means of regular income for their expenses, then you can avail of an old-age pension scheme of Central or State Government for them.
In states like Delhi, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh, where senior citizens get more than Rs 1000 a month as an old-age pension, 550 in Himachal, 500 in Rajasthan, 600 in Maharashtra, 400 in Bihar and 300 in UP. Go.
Members of a family have a deep bond with them in positive aspects that promote the betterment of the elderly in India. Social pressure remains on people who are unable to take care of their elderly.
Therefore it becomes important to promote these values. The elderly of the family should be seen as human resources and their rich experiences should be used in the maximum development of the country. Efforts are being made by the government to ensure their healthy and meaningful life.
Central assistance is available under this scheme according to the following conditions:
- Applicants (male or female) must be 65 years or older.
- Applicants who depend on sources of their livelihood or on the basis of minor financial assistance or irregular employment from family or other sources will fall under the category of ‘poor’.
What is the old-age pension scheme?
The government gives pension to elderly people under the social security scheme. The National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS) was started in the year 1995. The old-age pension scheme is implemented by both the central and state governments.
In this, the amount received by senior citizens benefiting from it is some part of the center and some of the state.
How many people are getting an old-age pension?
According to government statistics, at present, 3.5 crore people in the country are getting the benefit of the old-age pension scheme. At present, 3.19 crore in the Central Government Pension Scheme and 28.74 lakh senior citizens in the State Government Scheme are getting the benefit of the pension scheme.
What is the stake in the old-age pension scheme at this time?
The senior citizen usually gets a pension at the rate of Rs 400-600 every month. Since 2006, the share in the central government’s old-age pension is Rs 200 per month.
For the remaining amount, the central government sends additional help to the states. The age of senior citizens to participate in the old-age pension scheme was 65 years, which has been reduced to 60 years from 2011.
Who can avail of the old-age pension scheme?
- The benefit of the National Old Age Pension Scheme is given only to senior citizens who are 60 years of age or above.
- Applicants of an old-age pension scheme should belong to a family living below the poverty line (BPL).
- If the son/grandson in the applicant’s family is more than 20 years old, but he is also living below the poverty line, then the applicant will get the benefit of this scheme.
- Senior citizens above 60 years of age, even if not from the BPL family, can get the full amount of old-age pension from the state government.
How to get an old-age pension?
The beneficiaries of the National Old Age Pension Scheme can now apply for it at home. The process of its application has been made online from April 1, 2016.
What is the amount of pension?
Senior citizens aged from 60 to 79 years are given pension benefits at the rate of Rs 300-1000 every month. Of this amount, 200 rupees is given as contribution by the Government of India and the remaining amount by the State Government.
Amounts are given as Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension at the rate of 500 rupees per month to the elderly aged 80 years or more.
Older persons aged 60 or above from the BPL family can also apply to the National Old Age Pension Scheme at the block level RTPS office in every district. Separate sub-divisional officers have been appointed in this office. The benefit of the scheme is given to the beneficiary after enrollment over the counter.
For more information about this scheme, you can visit this page: http://pensions.samagra.gov.in/ignoapdetails.aspx
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