FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN
This scheme was started in the year 1968.
1. ELIGIBILITY
i) The purpose of this scheme is to provide financial assistance to the children below the age of 21 years through their parents/guardian, whose mother, father or both have passed away or become incapacitated due to physical/mental disability or loss of parental support etc;
ii) The Monthly income of the applicant should not be more than Rs. 1000/- in case of individual and Rs. 1500/- in couple case
2. RATE OF PENSION
i) Rs. 250/- per month.
The rate of pension was Rs. 150/- per month before April, 1995.
** The rate of pension was Rs. 200/- per month before April, 2006
3) Power to Sanction: (In Rural Areas)
  As per Old Age Pension cases.
  Procedure of sanction (in Urban Areas)
  As per Old Age Pension cases.
4) Procedure of disbursement (In Rural Areas)
  As per Old Age Pension cases.
  Procedure of disbursement (In Urban Areas)
  As per Old Age Pension cases.
5) BENEFICIARIES AND EXPENDIT UNDER FAWD SCHEME
Year Sanctioned case Beneficiaries (at the end of the year) Expenditure (Rs. in lac)
2001^2002 5091 33109 755.93
2002^2003 2834 35943 669.28
2003^2004 2325 38268 393.08
2004^2005 2029 40927 150.07
2005^2006 13019 53316 1916.17