Kerala Transgender Couples Marriage Assistance Scheme - How to Apply , Benefits & Eligibility

Kerala Transgender Couples Marriage Assistance Scheme - How to Apply, Benefits & Eligibility: Transgender couples face a lot of issues in the society and to eradicate the social stigma the Kerala government has set up a cabinet committee to look into the issue, and the cabinet committee has approved the implementation of the Kerala Transgender Couples Marriage Assistance Scheme for the deprived transgender individuals planning to get married and start a new normal family life. 


Transgender Couples Marriage Assistance Scheme

Transgender Couples Marriage Assistance Scheme


With the Kerala Transgender Couples Marriage Assistance Scheme the government aims to provide a monetary benefit to legally married transgender couple amounting Rs. 30,000. To know more about the scheme and the application process for the Transgender Couples Marriage Assistance scheme, eligibility criteria, and other complete details go through the article below. 

How to apply for Kerala Transgender Couples Marriage Assistance Scheme

How to apply for Kerala Transgender Couples Marriage Assistance Scheme is a most sought question and the answer is simple. Follow the steps mentioned below to complete the process fast and simple. 
  1. To start with visit the official Kerala Social Justice Department website, on the homepage, click on the Schemes tab in the main menu or click here to directly visit the page http://sjd.kerala.gov.in/schemes.php
  2. After the page opens click on Marriage Assistance for Legally Married Transgender Couples scheme link present at in the list of schemes at 37th position and goes to the Documents section to download the Application Form of Marriage Assistance for Legally Married Transgender Couples.
The interested applicants must download the application form, fill in all the necessary details along with supporting documents and submit the application to the concerned District Social Justice Officers. Verification of the filled in the application form and on the documents will be carried out. All the legally married transgender couples applicants will get marriage assistance directly into their bank accounts after the approval of your application form.

Eligibility for Kerala Transgender Couples Marriage Assistance Scheme

Government of Kerala has prescribed a set of eligibility criteria and applicants fulfilling the same will be eligible for Kerala Transgender Couples Marriage Assistance Scheme. And the Eligibility includes, 
  1. All the applicants must possess a transgender Identity card.
  2. All the couples should apply for the financial assistance scheme after 6 months from the date of marriage and not exceeding the 1 year period.
  3. Submit a duly attested copy of the marriage certificate along with the application form.
  4. Also, submit an original certificate proving the married couple are currently living together.
  5. One of the partners should belong to the transgender community to receive aid.
  6. Applicants who have already availed the financial scheme but opt for a second marriage having divorce won’t be eligible for further aid.

Benefits and Key Highlights of the Kerala Transgender Couples Marriage Assistance Scheme

  1. Kerala is the first state in the country to introduce Transgender Couples Marriage Assistance Scheme to help the underprivileged in the society and bring them to the mainstream.
  2. The scheme provides marriage assistance for legally married transgender couples who have undergone Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS).
  3. The marriage assistance amount has been fixed for Rs. 30,000/-.
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