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.
- Should be an Indian citizen
- 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.
- Central Contribution @ Rs 300 to Rs 500 for different age group.
- Monthly pension ranges from Rs 1000 to rs 3000/ depending upon state’s contribution.
How to Apply
- Aadhaar card
- Those who hold a Below Poverty Line (BPL) card are eligible for the scheme.