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National Old Age Pension Scheme

National Old Age Pension Scheme updated on 02-06-2012

The government of India has the National Old Age Pension Scheme as one of the sub-schemes of National Social Assistance Program. The scheme has come in to existence with effect from 15th August 1995. It aims to provide social assistance to the poor people in a house-hold who is above the 65 years of age as old age pension.
Eligibility for NOAP Scheme
The applicant should be 65 years of age or higher. The applicant must be a destitute in the sense of having little or no regular means of subsistence from own sources of income or through financial support from family members or other sources.
Rate of Assistance
The amount of old age pension is Rs. 200/- per month.
Selection of the beneficiary
Every eligible person may apply for the pension in the prescribed Form OAP-1 and submit the same through Gram Panchayat or Municipality as the case may be and obtain acknowledgement. Application forms can be obtained from local Mandal Parishad Office or Municipality at free of cost.
For more information click on http://rd.ap.gov.in/