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Kerala - Apply for Farmer Widow Pension

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Procedure[edit]

  • Farmer widow pension is a State scheme under which wives (widow) of farmers who have committed suicide or died in accidents get a monthly pension.
  • It is a routine job of local revenue authorities to identify the beneficiaries for this scheme by conducting ward Sabah / Gram Sabah / through camps at regular intervals.


Apply In-Person:

  • In order to apply for “Farmer Widow Pension” scheme, the applicant has to approach the nearest office of the Collector / Tahsildar / BDO / Circle officer of the revenue department as appropriate.
  • Link for the office contact details: link Please select respective district button. User will reach respective district portal. Here select “Directory” menu OR “DIRECTORY > Revenue Officers” OR “ABOUT DISTRICT > Who’s Who” OR “ABOUT DISTRICT > ADMINISTRATIVE SETUP > Wards and Panchayats” OR “DIRECTORY > PUBLICUTILITIES > Municipalities” as appropriate for the respective contact details AND Panchayat contact link in the given page please select the hyper link against respective state as per requirement for contact details.
  • Go to the respective office and contact the designated authority or the Social Security & Pensions section (under the revenue department). *Consult with the designated authority about the applying procedure for this certificate. Collect the application form or write on a plain A4 sheet as advised.
  • Complete the application form. Attach the entire required document as per our “Required Documents” section and submit it to the designated receiving authority.
  • After receiving the application, authorities will check the submitted application and document set. If all are in place, the application will be accepted. Please pay the fees/charges if applicable and don’t forget to take the receipt.
  • Authorities will make entries about this application in the manual record or electronically using the computer.*Acknowledgement receipt will be given against the accepted application form. Please collect it and keep it safe for future reference.
  • Applicant will be informed of the probable date of getting approval for the scheme.
  • This application will be processed further. Concerned authorities will verify the applicant’s details and documents.
  • After verification, this application will be forwarded to the concerned officer / designated authority for ground level scrutiny.
  • A report will be created after verification and the due diligence of the applicant through field verification.
  • This report will be sent back to the issuing authority.
  • Based on the outcome of the above report and other internal processing, the tahsildar / the designated authority will certify the application.
  • This certified / authenticated application will be forwarded to the respective issuing department for sanction of this scheme.
  • Once the sanction is granted, it will be sent back to the tahsildar / the designated authority.
  • The status, viz. Approval or Rejection if any will be conveyed to the applicant through an SMS.
  • Once approved, the pensioner will be eligible to get the pension from the first week of next month onwards (or as per sanctioned period) Based on the availability of funds.
  • Applicant shall revisit the office where they applied for an update on their application.



:Note:

  • Applicant has to bring original documents to the applying office while applying for cross verification purpose and scanning if required.
  • Without cross signature on photograph and signature on the undertaking, the application will be rejected.
  • Applicant may be asked to apply with the specific format as advised by the respective benefit providing government departments.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form
  • Age proof
  • Applicant’s Residence proof (ration card / Passport / Aadhaar card / Driving licence)
  • Applicant’s Identity proof (ration card / Passport / Aadhaar card / Driving licence)
  • Copy of Bank pass book (account details should be clearly visible)
  • Ration Card
  • Bank Pass Book
  • Income certificate
  • Caste certificate
  • Death certificate of husband
  • Agriculturist certificate if available
  • Farmer card if available
  • Self-declaration Affidavit
  • Aadhaar Card
  • If required, Recommendations from


    • Ward Panchayat/Municipal Councillor/Pippon OR
    • Concerned area MLA OR
    • Block Development Officer/Municipal Assistant Commissioner (For Municipal areas)
Note:
  • Apart from the above documents, authorities may ask for additional information or documents. Please provide them for processing.



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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Department of revenue,
Room No. 140
2nd Floor,North Block,
Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram
Tel: 0471- 2333670/2327068
Fax: 0471- 2333350
Mob : 9447672200
Contact Link: Link



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Eligibility[edit]

  • Applicant should be a citizen of India.
  • Applicant should be the resident of the respective State (Number of year limitation vary from State to State).
  • Wives of farmers who have committed suicide are eligible to apply.
  • The age of the applicant should be 18 years and above.
  • The beneficiary should not be enrolled in any other social security pension scheme or should not be a pensioner in any of the public or private pension schemes.
  • The beneficiary should not be earning more than Rs. 1.5 Lakh (or the amount fixed by respective State) annually in rural areas and Rs. 2.0 Lakh (or the amount fixed by respective State) in urban areas.


Fees[edit]

  • Please pay as authorities quote while applying.
  • Please pay the applicable Service Charge, Printing Charge and Scanning Charge.


Validity[edit]

  • Beneficiary will get pension as long as they are not remarried.


Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • The whole process shall be completed within thirty to forty-five (30 - 45) days of receipt of the application.



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Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver,
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M".


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Instructions[edit]

  • Any wrongful identification and certification of beneficiaries shall attract severe disciplinary action against the concerned.
  • Do not submit fake documents as proof to get sanction.
  • Incomplete application will be rejected.
  • Avoid spelling mistakes while filling the application form.
  • Applicant will be penalized if any information provided by the applicant while applying for this scheme is being found false or incorrect.
  • The pension will be discontinued if the candidate gets remarried.



Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the Applicant
  • Husbands Name
  • Complete postal address
  • Applicant Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Caste
  • Bank account number
  • Bank Name
  • Bank branch name
  • Ward / panchayat name
  • District name
  • Name and address of any two responsible Persons known to the applicant
  • Name of Mother
  • Date of application
  • Mobile number
  • Email ID
  • Two personal identification marks
  • Recent Passport size photograph (3 numbers)
  • Total income of the family per annum


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Need for the Document[edit]

  • The wives of farmers who committed suicide are provided with a monthly pension from the respective State for the social security of the candidate.
  • A deserving candidate shall apply for this pension as per the steps explained here.


Information which might help[edit]

  • At present, the local bodies have been entrusted with the task of receiving the application, processing, granting and distribution of the pension.
  • Registering as an agriculturist will help the family after such sudden demise.


NOTE: It is a punishable offense to try with fraudulent documents to get this certificate.


Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.


External Links[edit]

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Others[edit]

More information which might help people.