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Financial Assistance to Ex Servicemen in Penury

Department of ex-servicemen welfare, Ministry of Defence, GoI, has a scheme to provide financial assistance to  non-pensioner Ex-Servicemen (ESM) who are in a state of penury (poverty).


The aim of this aid is to provide a small measure of relief from total penury to a non-pensioner ESM and their widow.


  • Must be a non-pensioner ESM or his widow.
  • Should be of rank Havildar/equivalent from the Navy/AF and below.
  • Should be above age of 65 years.
  • Should be recommended by respective Zila Sainik Board (ZSB) and Regional Sainik Board (RSB).

How to Apply

  • The application form duly filled alongwith the prescribed documents after getting recommendation from ZSB or RSB.
  • Applications are required to be submitted by eligible ESM/ widows at respective ZSB by 31 Mar or 30 Sep each year.

To Apply Online: Click Here.


Penury is provided at the rate of Rs.1000/- per month per head for life time from AFFD Fund.

For More Info: Click Here.

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