Senior Citizen Scheme

Schemes for older persons:

Old age Homes:State Govt. extend the financial assistance to NGOs to establish and implement Old Age Homes to take care of the elderly persons providing all the basic amenities including Health care protection to life etc.
Monthly Pension scheme for older person (Implemented by Revenue Dept.):

Rs. 400/- is provided as monthly pension to needy elderly persons to maintain themselves

Eligibility Criteria:

  •  He / She should be 65 years or more in age.
  •  The combined annual income of the proposed pensioner and his or her spouse shall not exceed Rs.20,000/- as certified by the local revenue authority.
Help Line for Senior Citizens:

Help lines are established at 14 places in the State i.e., Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli-Dharwad, Gulbarga, Mangalore & Belgaum Davangere, Raichur, Bellary and Shimoga with the help of Police Dept. and NGO’s to redress the grievences of senior citizens who are in distress. (other 4 help lines)
Day Care Center for Senior Citizens:

Day care centers are established at Bangalore, Hubli-Dharward, Gulbarga and Belgaum corporation areas. The main objectives of Day Care center is to maintain well being of older persons, to provide social and emotional services, recreation, Health care etc.,
Identity Cards for Senior Citizens:

The Deputy Director Women & Child Development Department of the concerned district will identify NGOs to issue Identity Cards to Senior Citizens. The NGOs can collect Rs. 25 towards issue of Identity Cards to Senior Citizens.


Senior Citizen who require Identity card should submit prescribed application form along with 2 photographs, Age proof and Address Proof to the agency identified for issuing the ID Cards. For more information please contact District Disabled Officer in the concerned District.
Sandhya Surkasha Scheme (Implemented by Revenue Dept.):

Govt. order No. RD/97/MST/2007, Dated: 2-07-2007. The purpose of the scheme to provide financial assistance in the form of social security pension.

The Senior citizens shall be eligible for pension of Rs.400/- per month under this scheme if she / he satisfy the following conditions.

  •      He / She should be 65 years or more in age.
  • The combined annual income of the proposed pensioner and his or her spouse shall not exceed Rs.20,000/- as certified by the local revenue authority.
  • If the income is declared by beneficiary himself / herself, the income of Adult children need not be counted for calculation of the income of the proposed social security pensioner
  • The total value of combined deposits held by the pensioner and his spouse shall not be exceeding Rs.10,000/-.
  • The beneficiaries who are availing old age pension, Destitute widow pension or physically handicapped pension or any other form of pension from public or private sources are not eligible for this scheme.
  • The beneficiaries under this scheme will be chosen from the following categories.
           a.Small farmers
           b.Marginal farmers
           c.Agricultural labourers.
         f. Laborers from unorganized sector but it shall not applicable to person covered under the       Building and other construction workers” (Regulation of Employment and conditions of services) Act 1996.

(Note: For benefit under above two pension schemes please contact Tahasildar of the taluk )
Concessional Bus Pass:

Elder persons above the age of 65 living in Karnataka are eligible to avail concessional monthly bus passes in KSRTC also Senior Citizens eligible to avail 25% concessions in Bus fare for which they travel.

Date of Birth with proper proof (SSLC Marks card, Passport, Driving License, ration card, T.C or Election Identity card).


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