FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO DISABLED PERSONS
This scheme was started in the year 1981.
1. ELIGIBILITY
i) Permanently disabled blind, Orthopaedically Handicapped, Deaf and Dumb, Mentally Retarded are eligible for financial assistance. The financial assistance is allowed from birth or from the first of the month in which the medical certificate issued by the Medical Officer in the prescribed form.
ii) Now Govt. has decided that disabled persons which have at least 50% disability would be eligible for financial assistance.
iii) The monthly income of the applicant does not exceed Rs. 1000/- per month in case of individual and Rs. 1500/- if husband wife both are live. In case of the applicant is not earning the income of their parents does not exceed Rs. 2500/- per month. In case such parent are more than two children, their income should not exceed Rs. 3000/- per month.
* Before 15.7.97 limit of monthly income was Rs. 500/- and Rs.750/- for individual and couple cases respectively.
2. RATE OF PENSION
i) Rs. 250/- per month.
The rate of pension was Rs. 150/- per month before April, 1995.
** The rate of pension was Rs. 200/- per month before April, 2006
3) Power to Sanction: (In Rural Areas)
  As per Old Age Pension cases.
  Procedure of sanction (in Urban Areas)
  As per Old Age Pension cases.
4) Procedure of disbursement (In Rural Areas)
  As per Old Age Pension cases.
  Procedure of disbursement (In Urban Areas)
  As per Old Age Pension cases.
5) BENEFICIARIES AND EXPENDITURE UNDER FAWD SCHEME
Year Sanctioned case Beneficiaries (at the end of the year) Expenditure (Rs. in lac)
2000^2001 2491 27864 620.59
2001^2002 12270 40134 813.50
2002^2003 2620 42754 739.81
2003^2004 2317 45071 528.76
2004^2005 6591 51662 149.73
2005^2006 15194 66856 2408.86