Did you know that the Government has Matrimonial incentive scheme for the Hearing Impaired?

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The State and the Central Government have various scheme for the benefit of the Hearing Impaired. Right from free education for the children to financial assistance for the self-employed. The Government also offers marriage incentive to Hearing Impaired persons with minimum 40% Hearing loss.

Disability Certificate

Please note that the person availing the Government Schemes should have a valid Disability Certificate. If you do not have a Disability certificate or it needs renewal, please refer to the procedure and guidelines for obtaining a Disability Certificate

Schemes For The Hearing Impaired

Know the complete details and the agencies to contact.

Special Education and Vocational Training through Government Institutions

Sr. No.SchemeDetailed Information
1Name of the SchemeSpecial Education and Vocational Training through Government institutions
2Funding byState Government
3Scheme objectiveSpecial education is provided to disabled children between age group of 6 to 18 years in the government special schools. Vocational training is also provided to special children’s above the age of 18 years.
4Beneficiaries CategoryVisually Impaired, Hearing Impaired ,Orthopedically Handicapped
5Eligibility criteria1. Application in given format submitted to concerned Government Institute
2. Applicant should have minimum 40% disability.
3. Applicant should be Domicile in Maharashtra.
6Benefits ProvidedChild with a disability has access to free education in an appropriate environment till he / she attains the age of eighteen years & above 18 years vocational training given to special children. The free facilities of food, shelter, clothing and education are provided in these institutions
7Application processApplication in prescribed form with necessary documents submitted to Concern Govt. Institute
8Category of SchemeEducation and Vocational Training
9Contact OfficeGovernment Institution and District social welfare office Zillah Parishad/Assistant Commissioner Social welfare office Mumbai urban / Mumbai suburban

Non-Governmental Aided organization (Special Schools and Vocational Training Centre) for Disabled.

Sr. No.SchemeDetailed Information
1Name of the SchemeNon-Governmental Aided organization (Special Schools and Vocational Training Centre) for Disable.
2Funding byState Government
3Scheme objectiveSpecial education is provided to disabled children below the age of 18 years in the special school which are run by Non-Governmental Aided organization. Vocational training is also given to special children above 18 years
4Beneficiaries CategoryVisually Impaired, Hearing Impaired ,Orthopedically Handicapped, Mentally Retarded
5Eligibility criteria1. Application in given format submitted to concern special
School / Vocational Training centre.2.
2. Applicant should have minimum 40% disability.
3. Applicant should be Domicile in Maharashtra
6Benefits ProvidedChild with a disability has access to free education in an appropriate environment till he / she attains the age of eighteen years. Above 18 years vocational training is given to disabled children. Also free facilities of food, shelter and education are provided in residential institutions.
7Application processApplication in given format attached with necessary documents submitted to Concern voluntary organization
8Category of SchemeEducation and Vocational Training
9Contact Officevoluntary organization and District social welfare office Zillah Parishad/Assistant Commissioner Social welfare office Mumbai urban / Mumbai suburban

The Scheme of State Award for the Disabled

Sr. No.SchemeDetailed Information
1Name of the SchemeThe Scheme of State Award for Disabled
2Funding byState Government
3Scheme objectiveEvery year the State Government has felicitated awards to the Best Disabled Employees / Employers / Placement Agency who have done outstanding work in various fields.
4Beneficiaries Categoryvisually handicapped, Low vision, hearing impaired, and orthopedically handicapped and Mentally Retarded
5Eligibility criteria1. Apply in prescribed form submitted to concern District Social Welfare Office, Zillah Parishad $ Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Department, Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban.
2. Applicant should have minimum 40% disability.
3. Applicant should be Domicile in Maharashtra.
6Benefits ProvidedSr. No.CategoryNo. of AwardsComposition of Award
1Best Employees (Visually handicapped, Hearing handicapped, Orthopedically Handicapped, Mentally Retarded)12Rs. 10,000/- in cash, a citation
and a certificate.
2Best Employer (Govt. / Public / Private Sector)2Rs. 25,000/- in cash,
Memento, citation and a
certificate.
7Application processApplication in prescribed form attached with necessary documents/bio data/outstanding work in the disability sector.
8Category of SchemeSocial incentive
9Contact OfficeDistrict Social Welfare Office, Zillah Parishad $ Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Office ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban

Financial Assistance to Disabled for Self-Employment

Sr. No.SchemeDetailed Information
1Name of the SchemeFinancial Assistance to disabled for self employment
2Funding byState Government
3Scheme objectiveTo facilitate Self-employment to unemployed disable persons is the objective of the scheme. Under this scheme Financial Assistance is provided to disable person for self-employment, small scale business and agro based project.
4Beneficiaries CategoryVisually handicapped, Low vision, hearing impaired and orthopedically handicapped and Mentally Retarded.
5Eligibility criteria1. Application in given format submitted to concern District Social Welfare Officer, Zillah Parishad & Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Office ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban.
2. Applicant should have minimum 40% disability.
3. Applicant should be Domicile in Maharashtra.
4. Applicant age criteria between 18 to 50 years.
5. Applicant annual income should be below the Rs 100000/-
6Benefits ProvidedUnder this scheme financial assistance up to Rs.1,50,000/- is provided. 80% loan amount is provided from Nationalized Bank and 20% or up to Rs.30,000/- subsidy is provided from Social Welfare Department for self-employment.
7Application processApplication in prescribed format with necessary documents.
8Category of SchemeSelf-employment
9Contact OfficeDistrict Social Welfare Office ,Zillah Parishad & Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare office ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban

Merit Awards for the Disabled

Sr. No.SchemeDetailed Information
1Name of the SchemeMerit Awards
2Funding byState Government
3Scheme objectiveAwards are given to disabled students who rank in no. 1, 2 and 3 among disabled students in the S.S.C. and H.S.C. board of examination.
4Beneficiaries Categoryvisually handicapped, hearing impaired, and orthopedically handicapped
5Eligibility criteria1. Beneficiaries who top in the S.S.C. and H.S.C. exam in their respective divisional board of education.
6Benefits ProvidedThe quantum of award is Rs.1000/- cash amount, certificate. They are also provided travel expenses to attend the place of award, felicitation up to an amount Rs.100/- per student.
7Application processApplication in prescribed form attached with necessary documents.
8Category of SchemeEducation
9Contact OfficeConcern Regional Deputy Commissioner, Social Welfare Department

Grant in Aid to Old age Home

Sr.No.SchemeDetailed Information
1Name of the SchemeGrant in Aid to Old age home.
Govt. Resolution of the schemeSocial Welfare Gr. No.1062-44945/N,date20/02/1961
2Funding byState
3Scheme ObjectiveOld men and women who have completed 55 years of age through 60 years, the destitute, the disabled victims food, accommodation, resort, etc. facilities providing grants to NGOs for Old age Home.
4Beneficiary CategoryGeneral
5Eligibility Criteria· Beneficiaries should be resident in the State of Maharashtra.
· Old men age should be less than 60 years and women's age 55 years of age
6Benefits ProvidedFree lodging & Boarding & Medical Assistance
7Application ProcessRelated Old age home and subsidized organization, as well as relevant districts District Social Welfare Officer, Z.P. & Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare of concern district.
8Category of Schemespecial Assistance
9Contact OfficeDistrict Social Welfare Officer, ZP / Assistant Commissioner, Social Welfare concern District.

Matrimonial Incentives

Sr.No.SchemeDetailed Information
1Name of the SchemeMatrimonial Incentives.
2Funding byState Government
3Scheme objectiveDisabled person with at least 40 % of disability, if getting he/she get married with non-disabled person, he/she will get marriage incentive.
4Beneficiaries CategoryVisually handicapped, Low vision, hearing impaired, and orthopedically handicapped
5Eligibility criteria1. Apply in prescribed form to concern District Social Welfare Office, Zillah Parishad $ Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Department, Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban. 2.
2. Either wife or husband of the couple should be disabled.
3. Should have minimum 40% disability.
4. Should be Domicile in Maharashtra
6Benefits ProvidedThe Eligible couple will get up to Rs.50,000/- as financial assistance. The nature of financial assistance is as below –
1. Saving certificate of rupees 25,000/-
2. Rupees 20,000/- in cash
3. Rupees 4,500/- in form of household utility.
4. Rupees 500/- to attend marriage incentive programme
7Application processApplication in prescribed form attached with necessary documents.
8Category of SchemeSocial incentive
9Contact OfficeDistrict Social Welfare Office, Zillah Parishad & Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Department ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban

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