Distress Relief Fund for the Differently abled : Kerala

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Scheme Type State Government
Funding PatternState Government
DescriptionAs per G.O(MS) 4/95 SWD, dated: 24-01-95, Govt. sanctioned the Distress Relief Fund for the disabled persons.  An amount of Rupees One crore was deposited in Treasury as corpus fund.  The interest accrued from the fund is being utilized for giving financial assistance for disabled persons for the following purpose:

1.    For medical treatment, including surgery.

2.    To persons who become handicapped due to accidents.

3.    For any other purpose not covered by the existing schemes for the handicapped.

BeneficiariesHandicapped Persons
Benefits The maximum amount of relief per person a year has been fixed at Rs.5,000
Eligibility CriteriaThe eligibility criterion is that the income of applicants should not exceed Rs.12,000 a year
How to AvailThe application form can be had from the District Social Justice Offices (DSJOs), and the duly completed from along with required details are to be submitted to  the District Social Justice Offices (DSJOs).