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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO 100% DISABLED CHILD OF ESM

Background

To assist ESM/Widow in looking after his/her disabled child, the Financial Assistance for 100% Disabled Child was started in 2007 with an amount of Rs 500/- per month and was revised in Oct 2011 to Rs 1,000/- per month. The grant has been increased to Rs 3000/-per month per child with effect from 1 August 2021 vide DESW, MoD letter No 5(1)2021-D(Res-II) dated 09.07.2021

Aim

The aim of this aid gratis is to provide a small measure of relief to 100% disabled children of ESM.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance to 100% disabled child of ESM will be provided out of AFFD Fund at the increased rate of Rs.3000/- per month with effect from 1 August 2021, paid annually.

Eligibility Conditions

The following criteria must be fulfilled:-

  • ((a) Child must be a legitimate offspring of ESM/Widow.
  • (b) ESM should be of the rank of Havildar/equiv of the Navy/Air Force and below.
  • (c) The child should be 100% disabled.
  • (d) Should not be in receipt of any disability benefit from any official agency.
  • (e) Should be recommended by respective Zila Sainik Board (ZSB).

Application

Application should be made on the prescribed application form with recommendation of Zila Sainik Welfare Officer (ZSWO) on it. A specimen application form is placed at Annexure 1 to this document. Copies of the following documents duly attested by ZSWO must accompany the application:-

  • (a) Photocopy of Discharge Book (must have entry regarding child).
  • (b) ESM and Dependent Identity Card issued by ZSB.
  • (c) 100% disability certificate issued by Military / Govt hospital.
  • (d) Details of Bank A/c No (in PNB/SBI only) and IFS Code.

Channel of Application

The application must be submitted by an eligible ESM / widow at respective ZSB by 31st Dec of the year. The ZSWO will scrutinize the application and if found correct in all respects will forward (a hard copy as well as in digital format) it through his RSB to KSB by 31st Jan of the year for further processing and the case to be considered in the current financial year.

Processing at KSB Sectt

On receipt in the Welfare Section, the AFFDF applications will be filed in order of receipt in batches of 200 each. The Section-in-Charge will assign this file to a particular clerk who will enter the desired data from applications onto the computer. Another clerk will be designated to check correctness of the entries. The Section-in-Charge will verify the same and put up the printed list for approval of JD(Welfare). Such applications pertaining to AFFDF will be moved for sanction of the competent authority in one lot, preferably on quarterly basis.

Payment Procedure

After the application has been approved, the same will be processed for payment in batches of 200 applications by the Welfare Section. After verifying the service number, name, bankers, IFS Code and account number, the Welfare Section will forward the batch list to Accounts Section for payment, which will make the payment directly via ECS or by an account payee cheque.

Subsequent Grant

Disabled Child Grant, once approved, stands for the duration of eligibility. However, every year a "Life Certificate” (as per the format attached) and "DisabilityCertificate” on the Govt prescribed format, need to be submitted through the respective ZSB by 15Jan for the grant to be continued in the next financial year. All the cases of renewal will be put upto JD (Welfare) by 01 Mar, who will in turn obtain the sanction of the Secy, KSB for continuation of the financial assistance during next financial year.

The financial assistance is non-transferable and will cease automatically upon death of the beneficiary. It is the responsibility of ZSB to inform KSB Sectt regarding death of a beneficiary.

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