How to apply for widow pension in Tamilnadu

Destitute Widow Pension Scheme in Tamil Nadu

Eligibility Requirements for the Widow Pension Scheme in Tamil Nadu

  1. There are no upper age limit for getting the widow pension, the minimum age should be above 21 years of age.
  2.  The Widower must have no other source of Income in any form, eligible only for widow, who is below poverty line.
  3. The Applicant must not be professional beggars
  4. Pension is given in spite of having legal heirs of above 18 years of age
  5. Must not possess property of value more than Rs.5,000/-.
  6. Instead of getting the reports regarding the pension given to the widows from Village Administrative Officers and Revenue Inspectors, copy of resolution of Village Panchayat/ Town Panchayat can be submitted
  7. If the Applicant / Widower remarried, Pension / Government Assistance will not be given.
  8. The Applicant Should be from the state of Tamil Nadu

Whom to Contact for Availing the Widow Pension ?

If the above criteria is matching to avail widow pension,  one must approach Tahsildar / Special Tahsildar (Social Security Scheme) in the respective revenue / Corporation office.

Documents Required for Availing the Widow Pension

  1. Address Proof of the Widow
  2. Death Certificate of the Husbund
  3. Aadhaar Card of the Applicant ( Widow)
  4. Passport Size Photo
  5. Filled Application either through Online / prescribed hard copy
  6. Bank Account Passbook copy

How much pension destitute widow  gets/What is the Widow pension amount in Tamil Nadu ?

The Applicant will be paid Rs.1000 / month to their Bank account . ( Latest Pension as on Year 2019 )

Is there any minimum educational Qualification required for Window pension ?

No, there are no educational Qualification requirement for Applying and getting the widow pension in Tamil Nadu.

Can I apply the Widow pension Online / How to Apply Widow pension online for Tamil Nadu ?

You can Apply Widow pension online through E- Sevai Counters / private browsing Centers, however follow up required with government authorities.

Can we get Senior Citizen Pension and Widow pension both simultaneously in Tamil Nadu ?

Yes in many instances, You may have to contact your village Administrative Officers / Tahsildar for more clarification and regulatory requirements.

Suddenly Widow Pension Stopped, What do I do ?

No Problem, You need not to reapply again ! Contact your respective Taluk Tahsildar / District Collector office to get all the dues in time.

Which is the department responsible for monitoring the Widow pension scheme in Tamil Nadu ?

The Widow pension in Tamil Nadu is distributed through Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Department, which has the authority to revise the Pension amount with or without any notice.