Delhi Family Benefit Scheme {दिल्ली पारिवारिक लाभ योजना}


In August 1995, the Government of India launched the National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) to assist those Below Poverty Line (BPL) families whose alone bread earner expires due to natural or accidental cause. Till 2002-03 it was fully funded by the Government of India through a centrally sponsored scheme. After that, it was shifted to the State Sector and is running under the same pattern. Under this scheme, a lump sum of Rs.20,000 is given to the bereaved household in case of the Death of the primary breadwinner may be naturally or by accident. The scheme is only applicable to the BPL families underage ranging from 18-65 years, i.e. more than 18 years of age and less than 65 years of age.

Key Features

The following are some critical features of Delhi Family Benefit Scheme:-

  • If the primary earning member of BPL households dies naturally or in an accident, his/her family will get Rs. 20,000/- during one month of application.
  • The age of the departed person should be between 18 and 64 years.
  • The benefit is being paid to the surviving member of the household of the deceased after the local inquiry determines who is to be the head of the house which includes spouse, minor children, unmarried daughter, and dependent parents.


The following are the main objectives of Delhi Family Benefit Scheme:-

  • To provide social assistance to the needy families in the case of Death of the primary breadwinner of the household.
  • The beneficiaries' home must be a BPL cardholder.
  • The applicant’s home must have a singly operated account in any Bank or Post Office for receiving the payment through cheque. 
  • The above condition may be relaxed in the case of minors, mentally challenged applicants, or those who come under the responsibility of Legal Guardianship as per rules of National Trust.
  • To strengthen the social security of the benefited families.

Eligibility Criteria 

  • The household must be a member of the Below Poverty Line (BPL).
  • The age limit of the deceased 18-64 years.
  • A resident of Union Territory Delhi, for the last five years.
  • If the household belongs to the urban areas, then the total income of the whole family must not exceed INR 56,000, and the income of the applicant household under the rural areas must not exceed INR 46,000.

Documents Required

  • Residence proof (any of the following materials listed below which clearly show at least five years of residence in Delhi.)
  • Ration Card
  • Voter Card
  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • Death certificate issued by MCD/Registrar-Births & Deaths
  • Insurance policy document
  • Immunization card of any family member
  • Medical records of treatment in Delhi
  • Electricity Bill
  • Water Bill
  • Telephone Bill
  • Gas connection receipt
  • Bank passbook
  • Caste certificate
  • Student ID-card
  • Service identity card of public/ private sector company/ established concern
  • Freedom fighter identity card
  • Pension document
  • Ex-serviceman dependant certificate
  • Property document
  • Any other material which clearly shows at least five years of residence in Delhi
  • Age proof of the deceased (Any of the following materials listed below which shows the actual age of the dead.
  • Birth certificate issued by MCD/ Registrar of Births & Deaths
  • School leaving certificate of class last attended.
  • Matriculation discharge slip at the time of the birth child
  • Hospital discharge slip at the time of the birth of the child
  • Driving license
  • PAN Card
  • Ration Card
  • Voter card
  • Immunization card of the family member
  • Age assessment medical certificate
  • Any document issued By the Government /Government recognized body stating date and place of Birth.
  • Proof of Death ( any of the materials listed below which proofs the end of the person)
  • Death certificate issued by the Registered Births & Deaths.
  • Receipt issued by authority at cremation Ground/ graveyard.
  • Document issued by the Hospital at the time of Death.
  • In case the Death has occurred outside Delhi or in a village with no receipt of cremation ground, a Certificate of Block Development Officer (BDO) of the town can also be accepted.
  • Post mortem report.
  • A statement by the applicant regarding his/her family income as given in the form.
  • A Gazette Officer of the Central/State Government needs to recommend the type of MP/MLA, and the accompanying documents should also be attested.
  • In case the applicant has no documentary evidence for the proof of residence then he has to submit any two witnesses from the following list:-
  • Public representative such as MP of the area, MLA of the city,
  • President or General Secretary of RWA of the locality
  • Two neighbours of the applicant with their contact details
  • Registered omen SHGs, / Mahila Mandals’ President or General Secretary
  • ICDS Supervisors/ASHA workers of the Govt.
  • Gazetted Officer of the Central/Delhi Govt.
  • A passport size photo.

Online Application Procedure for Delhi Family Benefit Scheme

To apply for the National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS), the applicant has to follow the below step-by-step procedure:-

Step 1: Go to the official website of the National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS).

Step 2: Go to "Registration at e-District Delhi" section and click on "New User".

Step 3: Now, you will need to register using Aadhaar card details. It has applying option using voter card as well but as per the official document, you must use Aadhaar card.

After registration, you will be able to fill up the registration form online.

Offline Application Procedure 

The applicants will have to fill the National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) e-Form in offline mode and submit it to the concerned office. The application form for the NFBS can be downloaded from the official site.


The Central Government fully sponsors the scheme. Under this Central scheme assistance of Rs.20, 000/- is being provided to households below the poverty line on the Death of the primary breadwinner of the bereaved family. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is NFBS (National Family Benefit Scheme) and when was this scheme launched?

NFBS (National Family Benefit Scheme) is a social support scheme that is meant for the household of a deceased person who is the primary earning member in the family. It was launched on August 15, 1995, as one of the components of the National Social Assistance Scheme.

Q. Who implements NFBS?

The States/Union Territories implement national Family Benefit Scheme as per the general and specific conditions. NFBS Schemes are extended to rural and urban areas of the state and are performed by Social Welfare departments.

Q. What is the amount of money to provide financial assistance to poor households under the National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS)?

The deprived family is awarded a lump sum amount of Rs 20,000 under the criteria prescribed by the Government. The benefit is paid to the desired and responsible surviving member of the family after conducting a local inquiry.

Q. In case of any complaints, to whom you can contact?

In case of any complaints, the applicant can approach the Welfare Officer or the Nodal Secretary in the district/block.