Widow Pension Scheme
Widow Pension Scheme

Widow pension is a scheme which helps those women who did not get an equal place in society, as compared to those women who have their husbands. That’s why this scheme is very important. 

Here we have a pension scheme from the central government. But with this every state has its own pension scheme for widow women. Today we are going to give you information on all of them. So let’s start.

Indira Gandhi national Widow Pension Scheme

Indira Gandhi national widow pension scheme is the central government’s scheme. Under this scheme the responsibility of giving pension is to the central government. Under this scheme the government gives 300 rupees per month to the widows.

Widow women who are aged between 40 to 59 years are eligible for applying. But every state of the country too has its own scheme like this. Few of them are mentioned below.

Widow pension schemes of some big states

Uttar Pradesh widow pension scheme

Under the UP widow pension scheme, widow women of the state got 300 rupees per month. The benefit of the scheme goes to the widow women who are living the life below the poverty line or BPL.

Rajasthan Widow Pension Scheme

Under the Rajasthan widow pension scheme, widow women aged between 18 to 55 years got the 500 rupees per month. Rupees 750 per month for 60 years old widows. 1000 rupees are given to widow women of 75 years. Widows aged above 75 get 1500 rupees per month. 

Maharashtra widow pension scheme

Under Maharashtra widow pension scheme financially weak widows get 600 rupees per month. This scheme is for only widow ladies aged between 18 to 65. If a widow woman’s family exceeds the 21,000 mark of family income. Then she is not eligible for this scheme. Widows which had more children than one will get the 900 rupees per month.

Bihar Widow Pension Scheme 

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Under new rules of widow pension in bihar now 500 rupees are given to widow ladies of the state. Which is very important for such a backward state like Bihar.

Aim of Widow Pension Yojana

The very obvious reason for running such a programme like this is providing financial help to widow ladies. It is a tough task to raise a family without a husband. This type of scheme provides some help in it. schemes like this gives women a hope to stand themselves on their own feets.

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Eligibility Criteria for Applying

  • It’s very obvious that women are it’s beneficiaries.
  • A woman’s age must be between 18 to 60 years.
  • If a woman remarried after her husband’s death then she would not be able to take advantage of it.

Necessary Documents

  • Aadhar card of the applicant woman
  • Any proof for age like government documents and certificates
  • Income certificate
  • Death certificate of her husband
  • Residential certificate
  • Passport size photos of her
  • Bank account
  • Mobile number

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Benefits of Widow Pension Yojana

  • It is not enough to fulfill their basic needs or financial needs but some help is much more than seen.
  • Those widows who are raising their children lonely, it is very helpful to them.
  • Above them all is that this scheme gives them that confidence that they can do anything on their own.

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How to apply for a Widow Pension Scheme?

There are different websites for widow pension schemes in the country for all states. Here we are telling you about the national widow pension scheme.

  • First go to the homepage of the official website.
  • Then click on the widow pension option.
  • Then a new webpage will open here you have to click on the apply now option.
  • Then a registration form appears on your screen, enter all details in it and submit with all the documents.
  • After this you have successfully applied.

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Helpline number 

1800 11 1960

This is the new helpline number of the widow pension scheme. You can get all the information on it, related to this scheme.

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