National Social Assistance Program Scheme (NSAP) is the scheme in which financial assistance is provided to the needy people based on certain factors. This scheme is in action since 1995 and is serving its best services to old people, widows, person with disabilities and children. All eligible people are provided with assistance in form of capital or guidance in order to make life easier and independent. Like other most schemes the main target of this scheme is also rural India. NSAP holds five more sub-schemes which are active under its head. The other five scheme is completely effective on the problems of old people, widows, disable people and food related problems. As per the schemes benefits provided changes. The other five schemes active under this scheme is Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS), Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS), Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS), National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) and Annapurna Scheme (AS).
Benefits of National Social Assistance Scheme:
- Monthly Financial Help: The people with very poor economic conditions are provided with regular capital assistance until they become independent.
- Old Age Pension Scheme: In this scheme old people are given pension which is enough for their basic needs and survival.
- Pension for Widows: Widows with no bread earning person in her family is provided pension every month for her basic requirements.
- Pension for Disability: Physically disabled people are also provided with financial assistance for their basic needs and make themselves stable.
- Family Benefit scheme: Under this section after the death of bread earning person the other person in the family is provided with financial assistance to start a new small business.
- Food Security to old people: Up to 10 KG of rice free to each old beneficiary.
Eligibility for National Social Assistance Scheme:
Since the scheme itself hold other five sub schemes each scheme has its own requirements and provisions.
Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme: Person should be of 60 years of age or more who is below poverty line. Age group of 60-79 years of age will get Rs. 200 per month and above that Rs. 500 per month
Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme: Widow of the age 40 years or more and below poverty line is eligible and will get Rs. 300 per month up to 79 years and above that Rs. 500 per month.
Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme: Any person of age 18 years and above with 80% disability and below poverty line is eligible and will get Rs. 300 per month up to 79 years and above that Rs. 500 per month.
National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS): In case of death of person who is the only source of income in the family and was between the age group 18-60 years, the family will get the amount of Rs. 20,000.
Annapurna Scheme (AS): The old people who is indeed in need of help with food security will get 10 kg of rice for free every month.
Document required for the scheme
All documents mentioned are in general. Please look for the scheme before referring the documents and select wisely.
- Proof of age.
- Proof of death.
- Proof of disability.
- BPL card.
Whom to contact and where to contact for getting benefits of National Social Assistance Scheme.
- Gram Panchayats.
- Municipal Corporation.
- Aanganwadi Centers.
Online Form to enroll for the scheme:
Forms and procedures for NSAP scheme are very well explained at local govt. bodies like gram panchayats, municipalities.
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