National Family Benefit Scheme


The scheme aims to provide a lump sum family benefit of Rs 10,000/- to the bereaved households in case of the death of the primary breadwinner irrespective of the cause of death. The scheme is applicable to people in the age bracket of 18-64 years.

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Financial assistance will be provided subject to the following criteria mentioned below :

The main breadwinner has to be a family member whose income constituted a major share of the family’s total earnings.The death of such a bread-earner should have occurred whilst she/he is above 18 years of age and below 60 years of age.
A woman in the family, who is a homemaker, is also considered as a ‘breadwinner’ under this scheme.  The deceased’s family shall qualify as a family living under the poverty line.

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The prime benefits of NFBS are its financial support for dependent beneficiaries. While the emotional loss or mental anguish can’t be replaced with anything, financial assistance can make life easier for the deceased’s family, especially those living under the poverty line. One can find more information about the benefits by downloading the pdf document with the guidelines of the scheme on the link here

Mode of Application

One could avail the form by clicking on the link enclosed herein .Similarly, filled-in Application forms are to be submitted to the designated officer appointed by the respective state governments. At the district level, the implementation of the scheme has been entrusted to Zila Parishad or its equivalent. At the local level, the Gram Panchayat /Municipality would implement the scheme.

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