Punjab Widow Pension Scheme

Written By Gautham Krishna   | Published on May 20, 2019

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Name of the Service Punjab Widow Pension Scheme
Department Department of Social Security And Women & Child Development
Beneficiaries Citizens of Punjab
Application Type Online/Offline

The Government of Punjab has launched the Widow Pension Scheme for the welfare of widows in the state. The beneficiaries of the scheme will receive a grant of Rs.1000 per month from the Government of Punjab.

Objectives of Punjab Widow Pension Scheme

Objectives of the Punjab Widow Pension Scheme are the following.

  • To strengthen the existence of widowed and destitute women of the state by providing a better livelihood.

  • To lessen the burden of the widowed women and make the survival of the women easier

  • To provide social and financial security for the women in the state.

Eligibility Criteria of Punjab Widow Pension Scheme

  • Women should be permanent residents of Punjab.

  • Applicant must be below 58 years.

  • The applicant should belong to the category of Below Poverty Line (BPL).

  • The applicant should not have availed any financial assistance or pension under State or Central Government relating to the widow pension scheme.

Documents Required for Punjab Widow Pension Scheme

Following documents are required to obtain the widow pension in Punjab

  • Address Proof – Any of domicile certificate, ration card, Aadhar card etc.

  • Self-declaration

  • Age proof – Any of Birth certificate, school leaving certificate, Voter ID, Identity card etc.

  • Death Certificate of the deceased husband.

  • Two Passport Size Photographs of the Applicant

  • Bank account details of the applicant- Bank Name, Bank Branch, IFSC

Application Process of Punjab Widow Pension Scheme

The procedure to apply for Punjab Widow Pension Scheme is provided below.

  • Download the application form for Punjab Widow Pension Scheme.

  • Fill it up with the required information

    • Name of the Applicant

    • Father’s Name

    • Spouse Name

    • Mother’s Name

    • Date of Birth

    • Age of the applicant

    • Address of the applicant

    • Attach the required documents

  • Submit it to the office of the Department of Social Security and Development of Women & Children

Application Form

Punjab Widow Pension Scheme Application Form


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