Social Security Schemes

Tamil Nadu is a pioneer at the National level in implementation of the Social Security Schemes. 

The Social Security Pension Schemes are extended to all the vulnerable sections of the society such as senior citizens, differently abled persons, widows, agricultural labourers, poor farmers, deserted wives, unmarried women of the age of 50 years and above who are destitute and poor. 

Currently, the Government is granting Rs.1,000/- per month as pension uniformly under all pension schemes.

Considering the need of the old age & differently abled pension, the Government has allocated Rs.4307.56 crore in 2021-22. As on 28-06-2021, a total of 33.94 lakh beneficiaries are benefited under various schemes.

Funding pattern- Central & State share


The eligibility criteria to avail assistance under the three pension schemes under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) in Tamil Nadu are as detailed below:

Eligiblity Criteria

The eligibility criteria for availing Social Security Pension Schemes fully funded by the Government of Tamil Nadu are as detailed below:

In order to improve the transparency in administration an online application for Social security
pension schemes has been developed.
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1 Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS)
2 Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS)
3 Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS)
4 Differently Abled Pension Scheme (DAPS)
5 Destitute Widow Pension Scheme (DWPS)
6 Chief Minister Uzhavar Pathukappu Thittam (CMUPT)
7 Destitute / Deserted Wives Pension Scheme (DDWPS)
8 Unmarried Poor Woman of age 50 years and above pension (UWP)
9 Destitute Differently Abled Pension Scheme (DDPS)

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