Differently Abled Welfare Office

Welfare Schemes for the Differently Abled
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SCHEME:

unique identity card for persons with disabilities

ELIGIBILITY:

As per eligibility criteria mentioned in central government’s The Rights of Persons with Disability Act 2016

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Passport size photo, Aadhar card, ration card photocopy of medical certificate from specialised doctors, community certificate, signature/thumb impression.

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Unique Identity Card for Persons with Disabilities shall be provided to those who have registered online.

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SCHEME:

National Identity Card for persons with Disabilities

ELIGIBILITY:

Persons with more than 40% disability are eligible.(Visually Challenged, Hearing Impaired, Disabilities in legs and arms (Locomotor Disability) , Intelectual Disability Autism , Mentally Ill, Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy Cured

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Passport size photo-4 nos , Aadhar card, Ration card photocopy, Medical certificate from Specialised Doctor confirms disability

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Identity Card for persons with disabilities

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SCHEME:

Maintenance Grant for persons Mentally Retarded (Intellectual Disability).

ELIGIBILITY:

Persons suffering from more than 40% disability in Mentally Retardation . Also those who have not received physical disability allowance from revenue dept.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Application, Photocopy of Identity card and Disability Certificate given by the concern Govt. Doctors , Passport size photo, Aadhar card photocopy, certificate from village administrative officer stating that the person has not received benefits from other departments, Savings Banked Account, Ration card photocopy.

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Rs.1500/- per month

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SCHEME:

Maintenance Allowance for Persons affected by Muscular Dystrophy

ELIGIBILITY:

Persons suffering from more than 40% Muscle Dystrophy.Also those who have not received physical disability allowance from revenue dept.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Application, Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons, Passport size photo, Aadhar card photocopy, Ration card photocopy, certificate from village administrative officer stating that the person has not received benefits from other departments, Savings Banked Account

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Rs.1500/- per month

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SCHEME:

Maintenance Allowance for Persons affected by Leprosy

ELIGIBILITY:

Persons suffering from more than 40% Leprosy. Also those who have not received physical disability allowance from revenue dept.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Application, Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons, Passport size photo, Aadhar card photocopy, Ration card photocopy, certificate from village administrative officer stating that the person has not received benefits from other departments savings banked account, ration card photocopy.

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Rs.1500/- per month

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SCHEME:

Bank loan for self employment

ELIGIBILITY:

Persons aged between 18 and 45.Visually challenged, disability in arms and legs ,hearing impaired, .Also the persons should not have borrowed from any other banks.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Application,Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons, Passport size photo, Aadhar card photocopy, ration card photocopy, savings bank passbook.

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Recommendation to the bank to grand loan upto Rs.75000.Atleast 1/3rd or maximum Rs.25000 subsidy shall be provided.

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SCHEME:

Loan for self employment by district co-operative banks through National Handicapped Finance Development Corporation (NHFDC)

ELIGIBILITY:

Should not have received loans from any other banks. Age should not be less than 18 and no limit for maximum age.Parents of mentally retarded persons below 14 are eligible for the loan.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Application, Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons, Passport size photo, Aadhar card photocopy, ration card photocopy, certificate from village administrative officer stating that the person has not received benefits from other departments, linked savings banked account, ration card photocopy.Cooperative societies’ membership certificate.

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Loan application from Central Cooperative banks operating in that district or cooperative societies nearby or urban cooperative banks should be submitted. Should produce 1 guarantor for loans till Rs.25000. Should produce 2 guarantors for loans till Rs.50000.Should provide applicant’s property as a guarantee for loan amounts beyond Rs.50000.Loan shall be disbursed at 4% interest. For non defaulting repayers, the government shall subsidize the interest rate.

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SCHEME:

Bank loan for self employment of the physically challenged ,under Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) . Should be applied online).

ELIGIBILITY:

Should not have received loans from any other banks. Age should not be less than 18 and no limit for maximum age.Disability groups are also eligible for self employment loan for banks.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Apart from application registered online, Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons, Aadhar card photocopy, ration card photocopy, photograph of the notice of the scheme should be submitted to the General Manager, District Industrial Center ,Tirunelveli.

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Amount within the range of Rs.25000 to Rs.25,00,000 shall be recommended to be disbursed by nationalised banks. Through District Industral Center 35% grant for physically challenged persons in rural areas, center 25% Subsidy for physically challenged persons in urban areas and additional 5% Subsidy through District Differently Abled Welfare Office, Tirunelveli District.

Contact Person:

General Manager, District Industrial Center , Tirunelveli.

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SCHEME:

Bank loan under the scheme of Unemployed Youth Employment Generation Programme (UYEGP) (should be applied online).

ELIGIBILITY:

1)8th standard pass 2)Should not have obtained loan from any other bank 3)Age limit 18 to 45 years

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Along with the application registered online, Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons, Aadhar card photocopy, ration card photocopy, photograph of the notice of the scheme to be produced to General Manager, District Industrial Center , Tirunelveli.

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Amount within the range of Rs.25000 to Rs.5,00,000 shall be recommended to be disbursed by nationalised banks. Through District Industrial Center 25% Subsidy for physically challenged persons by the DIC and additional 5% Subsidy through District Differently Abled Welfare Office, Tirunelveli District.

Contact Person:

General Manager, District Industrial Center , Tirunelveli.

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SCHEME:

Scholarship for Differently Abled Persons

ELIGIBILITY:

1st to 8th standard students

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Application, Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons, Aadhar card photocopy, ration card photocopy, Passbook of savings bank account

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Rs.1000 for 1st to 5th standard. Rs.3000 for 6th to 8th standard

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SCHEME:

Scholarship for Differently Abled Persons

ELIGIBILITY:

9th to 12th standard and I.T.I Students

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Application, Attestation by the Head Master Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons, Aadhar card photocopy Ration card photocopy, Passbook of savings bank account, Proof which confirms that the student has scored more than 40% the previous year

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Rs.4000 for 9th to 12th standard

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SCHEME:

Scholarship for Differently Abled Persons

ELIGIBILITY:

Polytechnic,Ggraduation, Post Graduation,

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Application, Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons, Aadhar card photocopy, ration card photocopy, Passbook of savings bank account, Proof which confirms that the student has scored more than 40% the previous year

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Rs.6000 grant for Polytechnic and graduation.Rs.7000 grant for Post Graduation studies

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SCHEME:

Grant for physically challenged persons who are unemployed.

ELIGIBILITY:

Should have registered at employment office . After completion of 1 year. Should be an holder of Identity card for disabled persons. Should not have received any disability grant.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons, Aadhar card photocopy, ration card photocopy, Passbook copy of savings bank account

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Those who have registered within 45 years of age shall receive for a period of 10yrs. Rs.600 till 10th standard. Rs.750 for 12th standard. Rs.1000 grant for any graduation for a period of 10 yrs.

CONTACT PERSON:

Deputy Director, District Employment Office, Tirunelveli.

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SCHEME:

Free bus fare for physically challenged

ELIGIBILITY:

Persons travelling to schools, colleges, Hospitals and work

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Application, Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons, Aadhar card photocopy,ration card photocopy,3 passport size photos, Proof that the persons is associated with office or school or college or hospital.

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

free bus fare from house till school or college or workplace or hospital

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SCHEME:

Free bus fare for the visually challenged

ELIGIBILITY:

Should be a visually challenged person,Should be an holder of Identity card for disabled persons

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Application, Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons, Aadhar card photocopy, ration card photocopy,3 passport size photos

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Free bus fare within the district

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SCHEME:

75% Concession on government bus fare for physically challenged persons

ELIGIBILITY:

Should be an holder of Identity card for disabled persons. Should pay 25% of the bus fare as the remaining fare shall be accounted by the Differently Abled Welfare Officer

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

A Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons shall be produced to the conductor of State owned Government bus.

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Bus pass to travel throughout entire Tamilnadu (1/4th share)

A Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons shall be produced to the conductor of the bus.
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SCHEME:

75% Concession for those who are travelling as escort to the Severely Affected Differently Abled Persons in government bus

ELIGIBILITY:

Should be an holder of Identity card for disabled persons. The disabled persons shall only be travelling with the person subscribing the scheme.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Photocopy of Doctor’s certificate recommending a person to accompany the physically challenged person and a Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons shall be produced to the conductor of the bus.

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Bus pass to travel throughout entire Tamilnadu for the person accompanying the disabled person(1/4th share)

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SCHEME:

Marriage grant for Differently Abled persons

ELIGIBILITY:

Should be the first marriage for the person.Should be a person with leg or arm disability or hearing imapired or visually challenged.Should not have applied for marriage grant previously from other govt departments.should be aged between 18 and 35

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Application, Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons, Aadhar card photocopy, ration card photocopy, marriage invitation,marriage photo, marriage register certificate, village administrative officer’s proof that the concerned person is marrying for the first time.

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

A grant of Rs.12500,national savings certificate of Rs.12500 and 8 gm gold for marriage chain

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SCHEME:

Marriage grant for physically challenged graduates

ELIGIBILITY:

Should be the first marriage for the person. Should be a person with leg or arm disability or hearing imapired or visually challenged. One of the pair should be a polytechnic or a college graduate. Should not have applied for marriage grant previously from other govt departments. should be aged between 18 and 35

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Application, Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons, Aadhar card photocopy,ration card photocopy, marriage invitation, marriage photo, marriage register certificate, village administrative officer’s proof that the concerned person is marrying for the first time, Graduation degree certificate

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

A grant of Rs.25000,national savings certificate of Rs.25000 and 8 gm gold for marriage chain

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SCHEME:

Petrol scooter with support wheels attached.

ELIGIBILITY:

1)Should be a graduate or a worker aged between 18 and 45
2) Should have lost both the legs and should be able to operate the scooter with hands

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Application, Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons, Aadhar card photocopy, ration card photocopy, photograph of the person, Certificate of proof from educational or service letter from employee.

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Petrol scooter with support wheels attached shall be provided free of cost

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SCHEME:

Sewing machine fitted with a motor

ELIGIBILITY:

Should be a person with leg or arm disability or hearing imapired or Mild Mentally Retardation or Mother of 75% Mentally Retardation. Age should be between 18 and 45.Should have completed tailoring training.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Application, Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons, Aadhar card photocopy,ration card photocopy, photograph of the person, Tailoring course completion certificate.

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Motorised Sewing machines hall be provided free of cost

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SCHEME:

Aids And Appliances

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Application,Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons, Aadhar card photocopy, ration card photocopy, photograph of the person

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Following Aids and Appliances shall be provided free of cost to Eligible Beneficiaries

  1. Tricycle
  2. Wheel Chair
  3. Auxiliary and Elbow Crutches
  4. C.P. Chair
  5. Callipers
  6. Modular Artificial Limbs
  7. Rolator
  8. Spinal card Persons Battery Operated Wheel Chair
  9. Muscular Dystrophy Battery Operated Wheel Chair
  10. Behind Ear Hearing Aid
  11. Reflected Folding Sticks
  12. Goggles for Visual Impaired Persons
  13. Braille Watches
  14. Magnifier for Partially Blind Students
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SCHEME:

Three Fourth Train Travel Concession

ELIGIBILITY:

Those with Severe Disability may get certificate from concerned Government Doctors (Orthopaedic Surgeon / Ophthalmologist / ENT Specialist / Paediatrician / Psychiatrist) and submit in the Railway Station and get Three Fourth Train Travel Concession.

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SCHEME:

Honourable Chief minister’s Health Insurence Card to the Differently Abled Families without any Income Limitations.

ELIGIBILITY:

Those with disability identity card shall receive benefits without any income limitations. The family members of the beneficiary shall also be benefited from this card.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons, Aadhar card photocopy, Ration card photocopy ,Head of the family shall have to visit directly for application.

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Honourable Chief minister’s Health Insurance Card

CONTACT PERSON:

District Project Officer, Honourable Chief minister’s Insurances scheme Head of the family has to go and apply directly

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SCHEME:

Hearing aid device worn behind the ears. under honourable Chief minister’s Health Insurance scheme

ELIGIBILITY:

Hearing impaired persons who are having honourable Chief minister’s Health Insurance card

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Application, Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons, Aadhar card photocopy, ration card photocopy, photograph of the person, Hearing test certificate(audiogram)

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Behind Ear Hearing aid device shall be provided free of cost

Contact Persons:

All ENT specialist from Government Hospital in Tirunelveli district (or) Head of the Department, Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital, Tirunelveli.

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SCHEME:

Modular Artificial Limb (Upper Limb and Lower Limb Prosthetic Appliances) under honourable Chief minister’s Health Insurance scheme

ELIGIBILITY:

Amputees of Upper Limb and Lower Limb persons who are having honourable Chief minister’s Health Insurance card

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Application, Photocopy of Identity card for disabled persons, Aadhar card photocopy, ration card photocopy, photograph of the person, National Identity Card with Medical Certificate

BENEFITS UNDER THIS SCHEME:

Modular Artificial Limb (Upper Limb and Lower Limb Prosthetic Appliances) at the cost of 30,0000 to 1.50 Lakhs.

CONTACT PERSON:

District Differently Abled Welfare Office, Tirunelveli.. (Phone 0462 2500157)