Abhayakiranam scheme-Financial assistance to destitute widows


With an objective of providing a safe and better living environment to destitute and homeless widows, Social Justice Department has started a new initiative called ‘Abhayakiranam’ scheme. This scheme provides monthly financial assistance of Rs. 1,000/- to the close relatives of destitute widows who provide protection and shelter to them. In the initial phase the State Government has accorded Administrative Sanction for providing financial assistance to 200 persons at Rs 1,000/- each for 6 months. 

Guidelines for selecting beneficiaries

  • The age limit of applicant (destitute widow) must be above 50 years.

  • Attested copy of SSLC certificate/Election ID card/ Aadhar card for age proof.

  • The annual family income should be below Rs. 1 lakh. (Attested copy of Ration card/Income certificate from Village office/BPL certificate)

  • The applicant should not be receiving Service pension or Family pension.

  • The applicant should not be a beneficiary of schemes implemented through SJD (Aswasakiranam, Samashwasam)

  • Certificate from concerned Village officer showing that the applicant is a widow and is under the protection of the relative. 

The duly filled application form along with supporting documents has to be submitted to the concerned District Social Justice Officers.

Target Group

Women
Destitute

Documents

GOs Abhayakiranam scheme-Financial assistance to destitute widows
Application Forms Abhayakiranam scheme-Financial assistance to destitute widows

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