West Bengal Widow Pension Scheme

West Bengal Widow Pension Scheme

West Bengal Widow Pension Scheme

The State Government of West Bengal has initiated the West Bengal widow pension scheme to provide financial assistance for widows of the state. The scheme provides eligible widows with monthly pensions. In this article, we look at the procedure to avail the pension under this scheme.

Quantum of Benefit 

Under the widow pension scheme, the eligible beneficiaries who are residents of West Bengal will receive a monthly pension of an amount of Rs.750 from the State Government.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant applying under this scheme should meet the following eligibility criteria.

  • The recipient should be a permanent resident of West Bengal.
  • The recipient’s family income should not exceed Rs.1000 per month.
  • The recipient should not have financial support from her relations.

Documents Required

The documents that are required to apply for this scheme are as follows

  • Residence Proof from the Panchayat.
  • Proof of income from the Panchayat.
  • Death Certificate of the deceased husband.
  • Below Poverty Line ration card.
  • Aadhar Card.
  • Account details of the applicant.

Applying for Widow Pension Scheme

Step 1: The applicant must visit any of the following offices mentioned below to obtain the Application Form (Form-P) for registering under this scheme:

  • If the applicant resides in rural areas, the office of the Block Development Officer will issue the application form.
  • In case the applicant resides outside the areas of Kolkata Municipal Corporation, then the office of the Sub-Divisional Officer of the concerned Panchayat Samity will issue the application form.
  • In case the applicant resides within the areas of Kolkata Municipal Corporation, then the office of the controller of West Bengal will issue the application form.

Step 2: The applicant should fill the application form and attach all documents as mentioned above.

form-P

Step 3: Submit the application form and the essential documents to the office which issued the respective Form P.

Note:- Application Form for widow pension scheme can be obtained from the regional office without remitting any fee for it.

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