Kerala Mandahasam Scheme 2021 - How to Apply , Benefits & Elgibility Criteria

Kerala Mandahasam Scheme 2020 - How to Apply, Benefits & Eligibility Criteria: Old age people face a lot of problems and one among them is their problem with teeth. They can't take proper food because of teeth and can fall sick with lack of timely food. To help the senior citizens, the Kerala government has come up with the Mandahasam scheme initiated by the Social Justice Department. The scheme gives a free tooth set for senior citizens. 


Kerala Mandahasam Scheme

 

The Kerala Mandahasam Scheme is for senior citizens initiated to reduce the nutritional, physical and mental problems faced after losing their teeth. The beneficiaries can avail the treatment from the nearby dental colleges and dental treatment centres and will be offered artificial dentures. To avail the benefits an online application has been invited from the eligible applicants to know more about the scheme details, in the following article.

How to apply online for Kerala Mandahasam Scheme

To apply for the Kerala Mandahasam scheme one must download the application form online and submit it to the concerned officer. Follow the steps discussed to download the application form and submit it. 

1) Visit the official website (http://sjd.kerala.gov.in/) and on the homepage click on the scheme option.

Kerala Mandahasam Scheme


2) From the list of government, schemes click on Mandahasam – Scheme to provide artificial dentures to Senior Citizens option.

3) Under the document section, select Application Forms – Mandahasam Scheme and download the application form.
Kerala Mandahasam Scheme  Application




4) Make sure to enter all the correct details in the application form and submit the application to the concerned officer of the village.
5) Verification will be carried out by higher authorities and after that, the beneficiaries will get artificial dentures and other scheme benefits.

Eligibility Criteria for the Mandahasam Scheme

Eligibility for the Mandahasam Scheme is applicable and the applicant must possess the following requirements,
  1. Residents of state – People who are state permanent residents are eligible to avail of the scheme benefits.
  2. Senior citizens Only – Senior citizens are only eligible to register for the scheme
  3. Must Belong to BPL level – The person applying for the scheme should belong to below poverty level
  4. Must fall under Income limit – Income limit has been set for the scheme, and the concerned officer should authorize the income certificate

Documents Required For Kerala Mandahasam Scheme

The applicants must submit the prescribed documents while applying for the scheme and the documents include,
  1. Identification details – An identification card like Aadhaar card, Voter ID card, recent photograph and other identification cards will be accepted
  2. Fitness certificate – The applicant must submit a fitness certificate relating to Oral Rehabilitation from a certified dentist
  3. Residential documents – The candidate must justify that they are natives of the states to be eligible and to get the benefits of the scheme.
  4. BPL certificate – The applicant must fall under the BPL and should submit a suitable BPL certificate at the time of registration
  5. Income certificate – The candidate should submit an income certificate at the time of registering as the certificate and the application will be scrutinized by higher authority to ensure the elderly person is eligible

Benefits of the Kerala Mandahasam scheme

Benefits of the Kerala Mandahasam scheme include offering artificial dentures to the senior citizens and will be offered an amount of rupees 5000 for fixing the tooth. Apart from this, the applicants can also visit nearby dental service centres for any dental problems.
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