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How to apply for widow pension in Tamil Nadu

Destitute Widow Pension Scheme in Tamil Nadu

The ‘Destitute Widow Pension Scheme’ is a scheme launched by the Social Welfare and Women Empowerment Department, Government of Tamil Nadu. The scheme aims to provide a pension of ₹1,000/- to the destitute widows who are 18 years and above in age. The Destitute Widow Pension Scheme in Tamil Nadu aims to provide financial assistance to widows who are in need and have no means of support. Here is a comprehensive guide on how to apply for this scheme:

How to apply for widow pension in Tamil Nadu?

The applicant can apply either through online or through e-Sevai counters however follow up required with government authorities.

Following steps describe how to apply for the Destitute Widow Pension Scheme Certificate through online:

  1. Obtain the Application Form: Download the form from the Tamil Nadu government’s official website or collect it from the local taluk office or social welfare department office.
  2. Fill the Form: Carefully fill in all the required details.
  3. Attach Documents: Attach all the required documents as mentioned above.
  4. Submit the Application: Submit the completed application form along with the attached documents to the local taluk office, social welfare department office, or any other designated office.
  5. Verification: The submitted application and documents will be verified by the authorities.
  6. Approval and Disbursement: Once the verification is completed and the application is approved, the pension amount will be credited to the widow’s bank account on a monthly basis.

Following steps describe how to apply for the Destitute Widow Pension Scheme Certificate through the e-Sevai (e-District Portal):

  1. The applicant should gather copies of the necessary documents needed to apply for the concerned scheme.
  2. The applicant should visit the nearest e-Sevai and complete the Biometric Verification Process.
  3. In the application form, fill in all the mandatory fields and upload copies of all the mandatory documents.
  4. Request a receipt or acknowledgement from the concerned authority to whom the application has been submitted. Ensure that the receipt contains essential details such as the date and time of submission, and a unique identification number (if applicable).

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

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 per month to their Bank account . ( Latest Pension as on Year 2019 )

Is there any minimum educational Qualification required for Window pension ?

No, there is no educational qualification is required for applying for this scheme. All the eligible applicant(with or without educational qualification) will get the widow pension in Tamil Nadu.

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

Yes in many instances, the applicant has to contact the village Administrative Officers/ Tahsildar for more clarification and regulatory requirements.

Whom to Contact for Availing the Widow Pension ?

If the applicant satisfies above criteria, then the applicant must approach Tahsildar / Special Tahsildar (Social Security Scheme) in the respective revenue / Corporation office in order to get the benefit.

Suddenly Widow Pension Stopped, What do I do ?

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

Which department is 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.