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. Scheme Detailed Information
1 Name of the Scheme Special Education and Vocational Training through Government institutions
2 Funding by State Government
3 Scheme objective Special 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.
4 Beneficiaries Category Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired ,Orthopedically Handicapped
5 Eligibility criteria 1. Application in given format submitted to concerned Government Institute
2. Applicant should have minimum 40% disability.
3. Applicant should be Domicile in Maharashtra.
6 Benefits Provided Child 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
7 Application process Application in prescribed form with necessary documents submitted to Concern Govt. Institute
8 Category of Scheme Education and Vocational Training
9 Contact Office Government 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. Scheme Detailed Information
1 Name of the Scheme Non-Governmental Aided organization (Special Schools and Vocational Training Centre) for Disable.
2 Funding by State Government
3 Scheme objective Special 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
4 Beneficiaries Category Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired ,Orthopedically Handicapped, Mentally Retarded
5 Eligibility criteria 1. 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
6 Benefits Provided Child 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.
7 Application process Application in given format attached with necessary documents submitted to Concern voluntary organization
8 Category of Scheme Education and Vocational Training
9 Contact Office voluntary 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. Scheme Detailed Information
1 Name of the Scheme The Scheme of State Award for Disabled
2 Funding by State Government
3 Scheme objective Every year the State Government has felicitated awards to the Best Disabled Employees / Employers / Placement Agency who have done outstanding work in various fields.
4 Beneficiaries Category visually handicapped, Low vision, hearing impaired, and orthopedically handicapped and Mentally Retarded
5 Eligibility criteria 1. 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.
6 Benefits Provided Sr. No. Category No. of Awards Composition of Award
1 Best Employees (Visually handicapped, Hearing handicapped, Orthopedically Handicapped, Mentally Retarded) 12 Rs. 10,000/- in cash, a citation
and a certificate.
2 Best Employer (Govt. / Public / Private Sector) 2 Rs. 25,000/- in cash,
Memento, citation and a
certificate.
7 Application process Application in prescribed form attached with necessary documents/bio data/outstanding work in the disability sector.
8 Category of Scheme Social incentive
9 Contact Office District Social Welfare Office, Zillah Parishad $ Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Office ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban

Financial Assistance to Disabled for Self-Employment

Sr. No. Scheme Detailed Information
1 Name of the Scheme Financial Assistance to disabled for self employment
2 Funding by State Government
3 Scheme objective To 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.
4 Beneficiaries Category Visually handicapped, Low vision, hearing impaired and orthopedically handicapped and Mentally Retarded.
5 Eligibility criteria 1. 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/-
6 Benefits Provided Under 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.
7 Application process Application in prescribed format with necessary documents.
8 Category of Scheme Self-employment
9 Contact Office District Social Welfare Office ,Zillah Parishad & Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare office ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban

Merit Awards for the Disabled

Sr. No. Scheme Detailed Information
1 Name of the Scheme Merit Awards
2 Funding by State Government
3 Scheme objective Awards 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.
4 Beneficiaries Category visually handicapped, hearing impaired, and orthopedically handicapped
5 Eligibility criteria 1. Beneficiaries who top in the S.S.C. and H.S.C. exam in their respective divisional board of education.
6 Benefits Provided The 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.
7 Application process Application in prescribed form attached with necessary documents.
8 Category of Scheme Education
9 Contact Office Concern Regional Deputy Commissioner, Social Welfare Department

Grant in Aid to Old age Home

Sr.No. Scheme Detailed Information
1 Name of the Scheme Grant in Aid to Old age home.
Govt. Resolution of the scheme Social Welfare Gr. No.1062-44945/N,date20/02/1961
2 Funding by State
3 Scheme Objective Old 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.
4 Beneficiary Category General
5 Eligibility 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
6 Benefits Provided Free lodging & Boarding & Medical Assistance
7 Application Process Related Old age home and subsidized organization, as well as relevant districts District Social Welfare Officer, Z.P. & Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare of concern district.
8 Category of Scheme special Assistance
9 Contact Office District Social Welfare Officer, ZP / Assistant Commissioner, Social Welfare concern District.

Matrimonial Incentives

Sr.No. Scheme Detailed Information
1 Name of the Scheme Matrimonial Incentives.
2 Funding by State Government
3 Scheme objective Disabled person with at least 40 % of disability, if getting he/she get married with non-disabled person, he/she will get marriage incentive.
4 Beneficiaries Category Visually handicapped, Low vision, hearing impaired, and orthopedically handicapped
5 Eligibility criteria 1. 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
6 Benefits Provided The 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
7 Application process Application in prescribed form attached with necessary documents.
8 Category of Scheme Social incentive
9 Contact Office District Social Welfare Office, Zillah Parishad & Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Department ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban

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