Old ageWomen more than 60 years
Men more than 65 years
Single - income not more than 1000 per month
Couples - income not more than 1500 per month
Permanent resident of Punjab
Widows and Destitute womenBelow 60 years of age with no source of income
Husband not earning due to disease
Monthly income less than 1000
Dependent children Children below the age of 21 years of age through their parents/guardian, whose mother, father or both have passed away or are incapacitated due to physical/mental disability or loss of parental support etc
Income not more than 1000 per month (in case of individual)
Income not more than 1500 per month (in case of couple)
Disabled personUnable to earn
Certified by Chief Medical Officer with more than 50% disability
Single - income less than 1000 per month 
Couple - income less than 1500 per month 
Parents with one handicapped child income less than 2500 per month
Parents with two or more children income less than 3000 per month
 Family benefitDeath of  Below Poverty Line (BPL) family head

Old age

Women 60 years and above ₹250 per month
Men 65 years and above ₹250 per month

Widows and Destitute women250 per month

Dependent children250 per month Below Poverty Line (BPL)
Disabled person250 per month
Family benefit10,000 

Type Application FormMandatory Optional
Old ageApplication form

Proof of age (Voter card, voter list, ration card, matriculation certificate or certificate from registrar birth and death) 
ID proof (Voter Id)
Recommendation mentioned as per application form 
Copy of Bank Passbook
Photo and Signature 
Additional document (UID card) 
Proof of BPL (BPL card) 

Widows and destitute womenApplication formSame as old age
Death certificate of husband
Proof of Missing husband
Husband's Medical certificate
Additional document (UID card)
Proof of BPL (BPL card)
Dependent childrenApplication form is available free of cost from the District Social Security OfficerSame as old age and
Proof of missing husband
Medical Certificate
Additional document (UID card)
Disabled personApplication formSame as old age BPL Card
Family benefitApplication formMentioned in the application form 


Old age 
Widow and destitute women Dependent children
Disabled person
Submit application form which is attested and recommended by the councillor/MLA to the executive officer of the municipalities and secretary of municipal corporation.

After processing the application, the Executive officer and secretary corporation will submit the application to the sub-divisional magistrate for sanction/rejection.
Submit the application form which is attested and recommended by sarpanch /MLA to gram sabha.
Gram sabha will identify the eligibility of beneficiaries under the scheme in general jilas and send the list along with application from gram panchayat for onward transmission to child development project officer.

Child development project officer after the approval of panchayat samiti will issue the sanction and will send the list of beneficiaries to the district social security officer for updating the record and issue of fund.

Family benefitPayment is made after inquiring with the surviving head of the bereaved household. 

In urban areas through bank accounts and in rural areas through gram panchayat

Deputy secretary (Social Welfare Department, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment)


Department of Social Welfare (Government of Punjab)



Online Form (Public Grievances Portal, Government of Punjab)
Complaint Form (Lokayukta, Punjab)


Number of Beneficiaries and Expenditure: 


Probe into alleged embezzlement of ₹1- cr pension grant in Ferozepur (Hindustan Times, 23 Jan 2014)

20 lakh pensioners denied pension claims (Mail today, 17 November 2013)
Old age pension - A real help (Punjab News Express, 22 October 2013)