Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme

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Details

Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS) is implemented by Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. It is a non-contributory pension scheme to provide social security to widows of poor family (BPL) of the society.

Benefits

A pension of Rs.300/- per month is provided to Widows between 40 years and 79 years. For persons who are 80 years and above the pension is Rs.500/- per month.

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria under Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS) is:-

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  • The applicant must be a widow in the age group of 40-79 years.
  • The applicant should belong to a household living below the poverty line according to the criteria prescribed by the Govt. of India

Exclusions

Pension will be discontinued

  • In case of remarriage of widow
  • Once the widow moves above poverty line
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