Chandigarh, September 15: Haryana Government is running the ‘Haryana Divyang Persons Pension Scheme’ to provide social security to disabled persons and to make them self-reliant and empowered.
The aim of the scheme being run by the Social Justice and Empowerment Department is to provide social security to Disabled persons who are unable to sustain themselves with their own resources and are in need of financial assistance from the State.
At present, financial assistance of upto Rs. 2500 is being given as a monthly pension by the state government to the disabled persons as per the eligibility criteria mentioned in the rules of the scheme.
Who is eligible for the said scheme
Under this scheme, the individual of age 18 years and above who is a Domicile of Haryana and has been residing in Haryana for the last 3 years at the time of submission of application is eligible. Self income of the person from all sources should not exceed the minimum wages of unskilled labour as notified by the Labour Department.
Under this scheme, persons with a minimum of 60 per cent blindness, low vision, leprosy (cured persons), hearing impairment, locomotor disability, mental retardation and persons with mental illness are eligible. To get the benefits of this scheme, a minimum 60 per cent disability certificate is mandatory.
Who cannot apply for this scheme
Divyang, who are getting the benefit of old age pension scheme or widow pension scheme, such disabled people who are working on any government post or who have three-wheelers or four-wheelers can not take advantage of this scheme.
To take advantage of Haryana Divyang Pension Yojana, applicants can apply by visiting E-Disha Center and Atal Seva Kendra. Under this scheme, the eligible beneficiaries are added every month.
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