Monthly Maintenance Allowance:
Person with Disability who is economical conditions are poor and unable to maintain himself with food clothing and shelter and could not meet other basic needs is paid monthly maintenance allowance of Rs.400 per month Around 4.00 lakhs persons with disabilities are available this benefit and Annual budgetary burden on the exchequer is around Rs.200 crores. Tahasildar of the taluk is the sanctioning authority. Rs.1000/- will be given for the persons who have more than 75% above disability. (Persons who have severe disability conditions)
Criteria and agency for sanction
- Tahsildar of a taluk is empowered to sanction.
- The applicant’s annual income should not exceed Rs.6,000/-
Issue of Identity Cards:
Identity cards are issued to eligible persons with disbility to enable them to avail the entitled benefits under various governmental schemes. Details can be obtained in the office of the Dist. Disabled Welfare Officer attached to the Deputy Director, Women and Child Development Dept. at the District level.
Social Service Complex:
This institution provides protection, care and shelter boarding and health care to the aged / infirm and mentally retarded persons who are destitute. Presently, 82 inmates are taking shelter in this complex.
Superintendent, Social Service Complex,
Hosur Road, Bangalore-29.
Phone: 080- 26566258
Insurance Scheme for Mentally Retarded persons:
Under this scheme, the parents / guardians of persons with mental retardation whose annual income is Rs.12,000/- or less per year, the Directorate of Disabled Welfare contributes the annual premium to Life Insurance of Corporation of India under a specially designed group Insurance policy.Under this policy, after the demise of the parents / guardians of the mentally retarded person, the nominee will get a one time lump sum amount of Rs.20,000/- for the maintenance of the person with retardation.
Directorate of Welfare of Disabled and Senior Citizens
Podium Block, VV Tower, Dr. Ambedkar Veedhi,
District officer of the Welfare of Disabled and Senior Citizens in the District concerned.