West Bengal Bidhoba Bhata/Widow Pension 2021 - Status, Application Form, Eligibility

West Bengal Bidhoba Bhata/Widow Pension 2021 – Status, Application Form, Eligibility

The West Bengal government provides a monthly pension to the widows in West Bengal.

This pension scheme is known as the “Bidhoba Bhata” or the widow social welfare pension scheme.

This pension scheme is applicable to all widows in the state irrespective of their caste.

The widow pension scheme is a part of the Social Welfare Pension by the Department of Women, Child Development, and Social Welfare of the West Bengal Government.

Apart from this, the Department of Women, Child Development, and Social Welfare also provide two more pension schemes, namely the “Bardhoka Bhata” for Old Age citizens and “Protibondi Bhata” for a person with a disability (PwD).

In this article, you will get to know the following points about the West Bengal “Bidhoba Bhata” or Widow scheme 2021:

Let’s see each of these points in detail…

About – Bidhoba Bhata/Widow Pension West Bengal 2021

Name of SchemeWidow Pension Scheme (Bidhoba Bhata)
Launched byGovernment of West Bengal
Launched Date2010
BeneficiariesWidow Citizens of West Bengal
Official Websitehttps://wbswpension.gov.in/

The West Bengal government provides monetary support to the citizens who are widows and are living in the state.

This is provided through a monthly pension as a part of the social welfare pension scheme. This scheme was introduced back in 2010 and is provided by the Chief Minister Relief Fund.

Many widows are benefited from this scheme by the West Bengal government.

Eligibility – Bidhoba Bhata/Widow Pension West Bengal 2021

Any person who wants to receive the pension under the scheme has to fulfill certain criteria in order to apply for this scheme:

  1. She is not being maintained by anyone in her relation.
  2. The income of her household should not exceed Rs.1,000 per month.
  3. The person should be a resident of West Bengal for more than 10 years.
  4. The person should not be benefited from any other government schemes.

How to apply – Bidhoba Bhata/Widow Pension West Bengal 2021

To apply for the scheme, you need to fill the Application form (FORM – P) and submit it along with the supporting documents.

The form should be addressed to:

  1. The District Magistrate of the concerned District and shall be submitted to the Block Development Officer or the Executive Officer of the Panchayat Samity in case of the applicant residing in the rural areas under a Panchayat Samity.
  2. The District Magistrate of the concerned District and Shall be submitted to the Sub-Divisional Officer in case of the applicant residing in Municipal / Notified areas outside the areas of Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
  3. The Controller of Vagrancy, West Bengal and shall be submitted to the Controller Vagrancy West Bengal in case of the applicant residing within the areas under Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

Application Form – WB Bidhoba Bhata/Widow Pension Application Process

The form can be obtained from the address given below.

  1. Office of the Block Development Officer or the Executive Officer of the concerned Panchayat Samity in case of the applicant resides in the rural areas under the said Panchayat Samity.
  2. Office of the Sub-Divisional Officer in case of the applicant resides in Municipal / Notified areas outside the areas of Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
  3. Office of the Controller of Vagrancy, West Bengal situated at Purta Bhawan, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata-700091, in case of the applicant resides within the areas under Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

You can download the application form by clicking the button given below.

Documents Required – WB Bidhoba Bhata/Widow Pension Application Process

The Documents that need to be attached along with the application form while applying for the Widow Social Welfare Pension Scheme are:

  1. Copy of Aadhar Card (self attested)
  2. Copy of Voter ID card
  3. Copy of Ration Card
  4. Copy of Husband’s Death Certificate
  5. Copy of Income Certificate
  6. Copy of Bank Passbook
  7. Nomination Form

Benefits – Bidhoba Bhata/Widow Pension West Bengal 2021

The beneficiaries will receive a monthly pension of Rs. 1000 as monetary support from the Department of Women, Child Development, and Social Welfare of the West Bengal Government.

FAQs

What is the “Bidhoba Bhata”?

The “Bidhoba Bhata” is a monthly pension scheme by the West Bengal government for widows.

Is the West Bengal Widow Social Welfare Pension monthly or yearly?

The West Bengal Widow Social Welfare Pension is a monthly pension scheme provided by the Government of West Bengal.


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