West Bengal


Eligibility

 TypeCriteria
 Old AgeAbove 60 years 

Below Poverty line (B.P.L)


Family Benefit

Natural or accidental death of primary bread winner
18 - 65 years of age
(No assistance for suicide cases)
Below Poverty Line (B.P.L)

 Widows40-79 years
Below Poverty Line (B.P.L.)

 Disabled18-79 years Below Poverty Line (B.P.L.) Severe disability (i.e. more than 80% disability) 
Multiple disabilities (having more than one disability and at least 40% incapacitation in each kind of disability, totaling disabilities 80% or more)


Entitlement 

 Type Amount
 Old Age
 Above 60 years 
₹ 400 till age 79
 Above 80 years 
 1000 till death

 Family Benefit  40000 one- time compensation
 Widow ₹ 1000 per month till death or age of 79
 Disabled ₹ 600 per month till age of 79 years


 TypeSupplementary Documents
 Old AgeAge Certificate
Income Certificate
Passport Size Photo
BPL ID Number
 Family Benefit
Certificate of Death
Report of post mortem for unnatural death
RHS id in BPL List
Age proof certificate 
 Widow
Photocopy of Bank or Post Office Account 
Death registration certificate of husband
Applicant’s passport picture
Age proof certificate 
BPL ID number
In case of any dispute related to determination of age
- certificate of the Headmaster of the 
Primary, Madhyamik School in which she/he studied last or horoscope - - or certificate of the Pradhan or concerned member of the Gram Panchayat   
 DisabledAttested photocopy of Bank, Post Office Account
Certificate issued by Social Welfare Department of the District regarding disability in support of claim 
Certificate of mental or physical disability issued by medical board under the supervision of CMOH
Applicant’s passport picture
Age proof certificate
BPL ID number
In case of any dispute related to determination of age 
- certificate of the Headmaster of the 
Primary, Madhyamik School in which she/he studied last or horoscope - - or certificate of the Pradhan or concerned member of the Gram Panchayat  


Submit



At the District office

 Old Age Application Form
 Widows/Disabled Application Form



Process


For each scheme except NFBS, first the Panchayat Samiti prepares the list of eligible persons from Rural Household Survey data. Gram Panchayat approves the list at Gram Sansad level and sends the Universal Coverage certificate to the Panchayat Samiti which sends this list along with the account number of the beneficiary to the Panchayat & Rural Development Department of West Bengal which incorporates the data in SEBA software and publishes the list on the website. In December every year annual verification of beneficiaries is done and corrected lists are prepared. 


For NFBS, on the basis of the recommendation and inquiry report received from the Gram Panchayat, Sishu-Nari Unnayan Jana Kalyan O Tran Sthayee Samiti approves the application. 



Monthly pension is disbursed through the Bank or Post Office Accounts of the pensioners


Contact 

Minister In Charge (Social Welfare)
Director (Social Welfare)
Principal Secretary (Panchayati Raj and Rural Development)
Commissioner (Panchayati Raj and Rural Development)


Website



Complain


Complaint Form 



News

Meant to monitor welfare schemes, institute busy reworking SC list (Times of India 13 January 2014)