Social Security Schemes
Monthly Maintenance Allowance
Disabled person who is poor and not able to maintain himself with food clothing and shelter and could not meet other basic needs is given monthly maintenance allowance of Rs.400 per month Around 4.00 lakhs plus persons with disabilities are getting this benefit and Annual budgetary burden on the exchequer is around Rs.200 crores. Tahasildar of the taluk is the sanctioning authority.
Criteria and agency for sanction
Issue of Identity Cards
Identity cards are given or issued to disabled persons to enable them to avail the benefits extended to them 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 with food 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 towards 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 M.R person.
Directorate of Welfare of Disabled and Senior Citizens Podium Block, VV Tower, Dr. Ambedkar Veedhi, Bangalore-560001 Ph:080-22866066