Govt. of Maharashtra

Financial Assistance for Aids and Appliances Scheme for Disabled Persons in Maharashtra

Financial Assistance for Aids and Appliances scheme for disabled Persons introduced by state government of Maharashtra in association with Social Justice and Special Assistance Department. Under this scheme state government provides financial Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances to disabled persons as per their age group and disability. Those persons who are physically handicapped such as visually handicapped, Low vision, hearing impaired and orthopedically handicapped will get benefits under this scheme. The benefits provided under this scheme are Hearing aid, Crutches, Tricycle, Calipers, Wheel chair for orthopedically handicapped persons. Tape recorders and blank cassettes also provided to visually handicapped persons up to Rs 3000/-. The main objective behind introducing this scheme is to provide financial assistance to physically handicapped persons for purchase of aids and appliances to increase their mobility in their day to day life. The Application for this scheme should be in prescribed format attached with all necessary documents and submitted to Concern Social Welfare Department in Maharashtra

Benefit of Financial Assistance for Aids and Appliances Scheme for Disabled Persons:

  • Benefits of financial Assistance for purchase of aids and appliances to disabled persons as per their age group and disability
  • The benefits of appliances are Hearing aid, Crutches, Tricycle, Calipers, Wheel chair for orthopedically handicapped persons and Tape recorders/blank cassettes to visually handicapped persons up to Rs 3000/-

Eligibility for Financial Assistance for Aids and Appliances Scheme for Disabled Persons:

  1. Applicant should have minimum 40% disability
  2. Applicant should be Domicile in Maharashtra
  3. The monthly income of the applicant should be less than Rs.1500/- for 100% of the cost and the income between Rs. 1500/- to 2000/- for 50% of the cost  for Financial Assistance for Aids and Appliances

Documents Required for Aids and Appliances Scheme:

  1. passport size photographs
  2. Aadhaar card
  3. Copy of Disability Certificate with 40% Disability
  4. Bank account details
  5. Income certificate

Application Procedure for Financial Assistance for Aids and Appliances Scheme:

  1. Applicant should fill application form in prescribed format with all necessary documents and submitted to Concern Social Welfare Department in Maharashtra
  2. Applicant also contact District Social Welfare Office, Zillah Parishad & Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Office ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban

Contact Details:

  1. Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Maharashtra State, 3 Church Road, Pune-411001. Email: commissionerdisability@yahoo.co.in
  2. Phone No: 020-26122061, 26136845
  3. Fax No. : 020- 26111590

References & Details:

  1. For more details about Financial Assistance for Aids and Appliances scheme for disabled Persons visit: https://sjsa.maharashtra.gov.in/en/scheme-category/disability-welfare
  2. https://mahaschemes.maharashtra.gov.in/en/disability-welfare-scheme.html
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