During a meeting on this subject, Gautam asked the officers to speed up the process of disbursement of pensions to ensure that the beneficiaries receive the pensions on time.
“The elderly and the disabled are looking forward to the pension paid by the government every month. It is our duty to ensure that they receive pension in a timely manner so that they can buy essential items easily,” did he declare.
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“Delhi government will soon issue pension cards to elderly and disabled people. We are preparing the plan for the same. The new system will facilitate the process of pension disbursement,” Gautam said.
The Delhi government pays a monthly pension of Rs 2,500 at 4.5 lakh to the elderly and 1.14 lakh to disabled citizens of the city.
Old people’s pensions are granted to citizens over 60 years of age, and the disabled person’s pension is granted to persons with disabilities regardless of age (from birth to death, including blindness, victims of stroke acid, hearing impaired, partially sighted, cured of leprosy, deaf, locomotor impairment, intellectual disability (mental retardation), mental illness among others.
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For citizens to apply for either of these pensions, they must have resided in Delhi for at least 5 years prior to the date of application. Applicants’ annual family income must be less than Rs 1,00,000 from all sources, including rent, interest/dividends from savings and investments, farm income, proceeds from the sale of property, etc
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