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Maharashtra - Apply for Family Benefit (Assistance) Scheme

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Apply In Person

  1. To Apply for Family Benefit (Assistance) Scheme, the applicant has to approach their respective state social welfare department link
  2. The applicant can obtain the application form from the concerned officer.
  3. The applicant has to fill in all the necessary details in the application form. (Incomplete applications are not accepted)
  4. Make sure that the applicant has to attach all the necessary documents that are mentioned in the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  5. The applicant has to attach the photocopies of the required documents along with the application form while submitting.
  6. Submit all the documents with the completed form to the concerned officer.
  7. The fee for this procedure is free of cost.
  8. After receiving the application, the concerned authority will check the submitted application and document set. If all are in place, the application will be accepted.
  9. An acknowledgment receipt will be provided. Please save it for future reference, it contains the application summary and contact details of the person to be contacted.
  10. Then the application will be processed further. All the updates on the application status will be sent via SMS to the applicant’s mobile number.
  11. Once the process gets completed successfully, the applicant gets the Subsidy Schemes with the authority's signature through email.
  12. The processing time for this procedure takes up to 15-30 days.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed Application form
  • Identity Proof: PAN Card, Aadhaar Card, Driving License, Voter ID Card, etc.
  • Address Proof: Aadhar Card, Valid Passport, Utility bill, Property tax bill, etc.
  • Death certificate of the bread earner
  • Applicant’s Passport Size Photo
  • Income certificate
  • Bank Account Details
  • Self-declaration document from the applicant

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Social Justice & Special Assistance Department
1st Floor, Annex Building,
Mantralay, Madam Cama Road,
Hutatma Rajguru Chowk,
Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400032
Office Phone: 022-22025251, 22028660
Email: [email protected]
Contact link



Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant family should belong to the Below Poverty Line (BPL).
  • Any event of death, whether it’s natural or otherwise would make the family eligible to apply for the scheme.
  • If the family lives in the urban areas, then the total income of the whole family must not exceed INR 56,000, and the income of the applicant household under the rural areas must not exceed INR 46,000.
  • The death benefit scheme will be given only to those families whose head is between 18 to 60 years.
  • In case 15 of the death of an unmarried adult, the term household would include minor brothers or sisters and dependent parents.
  • The family benefit will be paid to the household (includes spouse, minor children, unmarried daughter and dependent parents) of the deceased person after the local inquiry done by the government official.


  • The fee to obtain Family Benefit (Assistance) Scheme is free of cost.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • This entire process can be completed in one month or as per the timeline advised by the respective department authority.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
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  • Applicants must complete the application form before submitting it. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must provide genuine information while applying for this procedure.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the Beneficiary
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Father’s name
  • Mother name
  • Address
  • Pin code
  • District
  • Marital status
  • Spouse name
  • Voter id number
  • Aadhar number
  • Email id
  • Contact number


Need for the Document[edit]

  • National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) provides one-time lump sum cash assistance of Rs. 20,000 to families living below poverty line on the death of the primary bread-earner between the age group of 18-59. The objective of the scheme is to ensure social security of the households living below poverty line. The payment is to be made to the widow or the un-married daughter of the family.

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]



Objectives of the Scheme

  • Provides social assistance benefits to the poor households in the case of death, maternity, or old age of the breadwinner.
  • Ensure minimum national standards, in addition to the benefits, the States are currently providing or might provide in the future.
  • Ensure uniform social protection to the beneficiaries across the country without interruption.