Department of Social Welfare today informed that the government has sanctioned 1, 30,000 fresh pension cases under the Integrated Social Security Scheme (ISSS) and National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP).
According to a statement of the Department, male senior citizens of 60 years and above and female senior citizens of 55 years and above shall be eligible to receive the pension. The pension is also for widows and women in distress and physically challenged.
The new pension which has been sanctioned recently in November 2019 shall be disbursed before December 31, 2019.
“The first category to be cent per cent covered will be physically challenged and senior citizens above 70 years of age,” the statement added.
Rest of eligible applicants who can be accommodated within the allotted quotas of Jammu and Kashmir shall also get pension before December 31, 2019, the statement said.
In this regard all eligible beneficiaries are informed to contact the concerned District/Tehsil Social Welfare Officer for necessary guidance to avail pensionary benefits.