Vidhwa Pension Yojna {निराश्रित महिला पेंशन} - Eligibility, Application Process and Documents Required

Updated on Jul 17, 2020

The UP government has launched various schemes for the welfare of women as well as for the needy people of the state. Vidhwa Pension Yojana is among them that were launched to help the women of the state. This scheme is basically for the people of Uttar Pradesh. As the name itself defines the scheme, the scheme is started to benefit the widow ladies of the UP state. Under this scheme, the women who are registered will get a pension every month by the government. The pension will directly send to the bank account of the beneficiary. The scheme was very beneficial for the widow of the state. The scheme is for women who are between the age of 18 to 60 years as well as living below the poverty line. This scheme provides 300 rupees monthly in the account of the widow.

The Widow Pension Scheme is a welfare scheme started by the Uttar Pradesh government. One can easily apply for this scheme online as well as offline. This scheme was started by the UP government to help the widow.

Eligibility for the Scheme

Vidhwa Pension Yojana is started by the central government. All the states can apply this scheme to their state to help the widows of the states. Currently, this scheme is in progress in UP state. According to the state, the eligibility criteria to apply and to get benefit from this scheme are given below.

  • This scheme is basically for the widows of UP state. The beneficiary must have the residence proof from UP state to take benefit of the scheme.
  • According to the eligibility, the age of beneficiary should be between 18 to 60 years.
  • You can apply for this scheme only if you are a widow. If you are married again then you are not eligible to get the benefits of this scheme.
  • If the children are not adults of the widow lady or they are not able to take care of their mother then also the widow is eligible to get the pension provided by the government under this scheme.
  • If any woman married before the age of 18 and widow then she is not eligible to get the pension.
  • Any widow lady who is already getting the benefits of similar schemes (like UP old age pension scheme etc) then she is also not eligible for this scheme.

How to Apply for the UP Vidhwa Pension Yojana?

If any lady in your known is fulfilling all the above-mentioned criteria then she can freely apply for the scheme and get the benefit of this scheme. Now the government made very easy to apply for any scheme. There are a lot of people who do not know how to fill the form online. Here some easy steps are mentioned that will help you to full form easily.

1. At first, open the browser and visit the official site of the scheme that is sspy-up.gov.in and click on the "Widow pension" link.

2. Now you have to click on the “ऑनलाइन आवेदन करें" link which was there on the homepage.

3. Now you will see a new page where the “New Entry Form” link is appearing already. Click on it.

4. A new form to apply will appear in front of you on your screen.

5. Now fill all the asked details like details of bank, income information, and husband's death information, etc. correctly.

6. After this, you will see the save button at the bottom, click on it, and save your application form.

7. You will get a registration number on your registered mobile number when your form will be submitted successfully.

8. Save your registration number Keep for future purposes.

9. Before submitting the form check all the details again that you have not made any mistake.

10. If you fill any detail wrong your application form will be rejected and the applicant will not able to take any benefit from the government schemes.

Documents Needed to Apply For Vidhwa Pension Yojana 

You will have to submit some documents to prove your eligibility to get the benefits of the scheme. You have to submit all the required documents while filling the application form. Here are mentioned some required documents which you have to submit to complete the application process.

  • Photocopy of the Applicant
  • Death certificate of husband
  • One identity proof with a photo like Aadhar Card or Voter Id Card
  • Bank Passbook to get the pension
  • Age certificate of the beneficiary
  • Income certificate

If you are applying online for this scheme then you have to follow the above-mentioned process. While you are applying online you have to upload a softcopy of all the required documents in the format of pdf.

You have to take care of some points while you are uploading documents on the website:

  • The photo of the beneficiary must be in JPEG format as well as the maximum size for the photo is 20 kb.
  • Age certificate, as well as all other documents, should be uploaded in JPEG or PDF format and the maximum size for this 100 kb or less.

How to check Status of the UP Vidhwa Pension Application?

Once you have applied for widow pension scheme you can easily check its status online. Here are some easy steps through which you can check the status of your application.

1. To check the status of your application online you have to visit the Window Pension page on the official site.

2. After login, you will see “आवेदन की स्थिति” link, click on it.

3. Now you will need to follow the 3 steps as shown below to check the status of your application.

How this Scheme was implemented?

At first when this scheme was started the government of UP state informed its people through newspapers and other mediums. To make the people aware of all the schemes including the Vidhwa Pension scheme, the government tries to use its local representatives too.

The officials of the department have to take care of the data of the beneficiaries so no one can misuse are of this scheme by providing the wrong documents. When someone is applying for the scheme online or offline then the local officials have to identify all the details of the applicant at the local level. The officials can check the eligibility of the applicant by visiting the official site. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is this scheme is only for the widows or anyone can apply it?

Every state has started this scheme now as it was now introduced by the central government. But the only widow can apply for the benefits of the scheme.

Q. How much amount of UP Vidhwa Pension under this scheme is providing?

The amount of Rs 300 per month is provided under this scheme.

Q. How one can apply online for UP Vidhwa Pension Yojana?

You can apply online for the scheme by visiting its official site,i.e. http://sspy-up.gov.in/.

Q. Which documents needed to apply and to get the benefits of this scheme?

The aspirant needs some documents to apply for the scheme that are age certificate, husband death certificate, income certificate, Valid photo id proof as well as a bank passbook, etc.


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WRITTEN BYVarsha Verma

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