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National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) -Old age Protection

The NSAP targets those living below the national poverty line, in particular older persons, widows, persons with disabilities and those living in poverty as a result of the death of a family member. Within these groups, those who hold a Below Poverty Line (BPL) card are eligible for the scheme. The NSAP has been designed to complement cash transfers from the State-level in order to ensure a nationally defined minimum level of income support.

The National Old Age Pension Scheme is a government-sponsored initiative aimed at providing financial assistance to senior citizens in India. This program provides a pension to eligible senior citizens to help improve their quality of life and reduce poverty.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Should be an Indian citizen
  2. Any person who has little or no regular means of subsistence from his/her own source of income or through financial support from family members or other sources.


  1. Central Contribution @ Rs 300 to Rs 500 for different age group.
  2. Monthly pension ranges from Rs 1000 to rs 3000/ depending upon state’s contribution.

How to Apply

  1. Aadhaar card
  2. Those who hold a Below Poverty Line (BPL) card are eligible for the scheme.

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