Widow Pension Scheme in Kerala – How to apply , Eligibility and Document Required

Widow Pension Scheme in Kerala – How to apply, Eligibility, Benefits, and Document Required: To provide financial support to the poor widows of the state, the Kerala government has started the Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme. With the Kerala Vidhwa Pension Yojana scheme, all widows and divorced women in the state can get financial assistance from the government of Kerala. 

According to the new guidelines of the Kerala Widow Pension Scheme, the pension amount is capped at Rs. 1400 per month with effect from 1 September 2020. All the interested applicants can download the Kerala Vidhwa Pension Yojana scheme form from the official website and must apply and submit it in the prescribed format only.

How to apply Kerala Widow Pension Scheme

To apply for the Kerala widow pension scheme, one needs to download the application form, fill it and submit the form to the concerned authorities. To start the process of downloading the form follow the below steps, 


1) Visit the official website and on the homepage, click on the Pension Online tab at the top of the page. 


2) A new window opens. Click on Application Forms under the Downloads section to download the IGNWPS registration form or Kerala Widow Pension Scheme 2020 Application Form
3) After downloading the application form, fill it in the Prescribed format and submit the application form to the concerned Grama Panchayat / Municipality. 

4) An enquiry will be conducted within one month after submitting the application form, and the beneficiary selection will be carried out within one month after completing the enquiry. 

5) A beneficiary list will be sent to the district collector, and an appeal against the beneficiary selection should be given to the District collector within one month of the execution of the order. The action must be taken within one month of submission of the appeal.

Interested people can easily download the Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme application form mentioned above and fill in all the details accurately, as there will be a background check.

Eligibility Criteria for Kerala Widow Pension Scheme

Kerala Widow Pension Scheme has a set of eligibility criteria, and only those applicants fulfilling the requirements below are eligible and can get assistance under the Kerala Widow Pension Scheme.


  1. The applicant should either be a widow or divorced or whose husband has been missing for more than 7 years.
  2. The applicant should not be a remarried person.
  3. A person is not eligible for the pension if the applicant receives any other Social Welfare pensions.
  4. No person shall be eligible if he/she resorts to habitual begging.
  5. The applicant is not eligible if the person is admitted to a poor home.
  6. An annual family income of or less than Rs.100000/- is only eligible.
  7. The applicant must be destitute.

Document Required for Kerala Widow Pension Scheme

The documents required for Kerala Widow Pension Scheme are
• Death Certificate of Husband.

  1. BPL Status Certificate (verifiable through Ration card)
  2. Aadhaar Card Or Any Document from the below list.
  3. Voters’ ID Card
  4. Ration Card
  5. Bank Passbook with Photo
  6. PAN Card
  7. Passport
  8. Driving Licence
  9. MGNREGA Card

Benefits of Kerala Widow Pension Scheme

The Kerala Widow Pension Scheme aims to provide widows’ pension amount for assistance, which is capped at Rs. 1400 per month. This scheme helps many people to make a normal living.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s for widowed, divorced, and poor ladies.

No, the Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme is a programme run by the central government. It is known as Kerala Widow Pension Scheme at the state level.

Widow Pension Scheme in Kerala