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‘Aswesuma’ applications to be called from tomorrow

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New applications are called for the ‘Aswesuma’ social benefits programme to select 400,000 more beneficiaries from tomorrow (10) by the Social Welfare Board of the Finance Ministry.

Accordingly, intended persons can send their applications to be considered to enlist to the ‘Aswesuma’ social benefits programme. The Finance Ministry sources said that certain criteria for the selection of beneficiaries would be revised based on the suggestions made by various parties. The ‘Aswesuma’ beneficiaries who are entitled to receive these allowances are to be selected within the first quarter of this year and they will receive the increased payments starting from April 1.

In line with this move the government has taken the decision to increase the monthly allowances paid to disabled persons, kidney patients and elderly citizens from last January 2024. Under this increment, kidney patients and disabled persons’ allowances will be raised from Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 7,500, while the elderly citizens’ allowance will be increased from Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 3,000 with effect from January.

According to the Finance Ministry statistics the total number of ‘Aswesuma’ beneficiaries now stands at over 1.7 million. However the government plans to extend these benefits to a total of 2 million people

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