Welfare Schemes Welfare Grants



To assist ESM/Widow in looking after his/her disabled child, the Financial Assistance for 100% Disabled Child was started in 2007 with an amount of Rs 500/- per month and was revised in Oct 2011 to Rs 1,000/- per month. The grant has been increased to Rs 3000/-per month per child (paid annually) with effect from 1 August 2021 vide DESW, MoD letter No 5(1)2021-D(Res-II) dated 09.07.2021


The aim of this aid gratis is to provide a small measure of relief to 100% disabled children of ESM.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance to 100% disabled child of ESM will be provided out of AFFD Fund at the increased rate of Rs.3000/- per month (paid annually) with effect from 1 August 2021.

Eligibility Conditions

The following criteria must be fulfilled:-

  • ((a) Child must be a legitimate offspring of ESM/Widow.
  • (b) ESM should be of the rank of JCO/equiv of the Navy/Air Force and below.
  • (c) The child should be 100% disabled.
  • (d) Should not be in receipt of any disability benefit from any official agency.
  • (e) Should be recommended by respective Zila Sainik Board (ZSB).


Application should be made on the prescribed application form with recommendation of Zila Sainik Welfare Officer (ZSWO) on it. A specimen application form is placed at Annexure 1 to this document. Copies of the following documents duly attested by ZSWO must accompany the application:-

  • (a) Photocopy of Discharge Book (must have entry regarding child).
  • (b) ESM and Dependent Identity Card issued by ZSB.
  • (c) 100% disability certificate issued by Military / Govt hospital.
  • (d) Details of Bank A/c No (in PNB/SBI only) and IFS Code.

Channel of Application

The application must be submitted by an eligible ESM / widow at respective ZSB by 31st Dec of the year. The ZSWO will scrutinize the application and if found correct in all respects will forward (a hard copy as well as in digital format) it through his RSB to KSB by 31st Jan of the year for further processing and the case to be considered in the current financial year.

Processing at KSB Sectt

On receipt in the Welfare Section, the AFFDF applications will be filed in order of receipt in batches of 200 each. The Section-in-Charge will assign this file to a particular clerk who will enter the desired data from applications onto the computer. Another clerk will be designated to check correctness of the entries. The Section-in-Charge will verify the same and put up the printed list for approval of JD(Welfare). Such applications pertaining to AFFDF will be moved for sanction of the competent authority in one lot, preferably on quarterly basis.

Payment Procedure

After the application has been approved, the same will be processed for payment in batches of 200 applications by the Welfare Section. After verifying the service number, name, bankers, IFS Code and account number, the Welfare Section will forward the batch list to Accounts Section for payment, which will make the payment directly via ECS or by an account payee cheque.

Subsequent Grant

The Disabled Child Grant, once approved by the Competent Authority, stands for life of the approved 100% disabled child of non-pensioner ESM or the widow. No fresh application will be required thereafter, however applicant on behalf of beneficiary must submit a life certificate online duly countersigned by respective ZSWO between 01 Dec to 31 Mar of current financial year. Online application for renewal of 100% Disabled grant will not be accepted by Web portal after 31 Mar of the current financial year. Applications for lapsed financial years will not be accepted. It may be noted that the financial assistance is non-transferable and will cease automatically upon death of the 100% disabled child.

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