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Maharashtra - Apply for Marriage assistance for Legally Married Transgender Couples

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Procedure[edit]

Apply In Person

  1. To Apply for Marriage assistance for Legally Married Transgender Couples, the applicant has to approach their respective District Social Justice Offices 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 photocopies of the required documents along with the application form while submitting it.
  6. Submit all the documents with the completed form to the concerned District Social Justice Officer.
  7. The fee for this Marriage assistance for Legally Married Transgender Couples 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 is completed successfully, the applicant gets the scheme amount.
  12. The processing time for this Marriage assistance for Legally Married Transgender Couples takes up to 30 days.


NOTE: The couples must apply for financial assistance after 6 months from date of marriage and not exceeding the 1-year period.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed Application form
  • Address proof (Aadhaar, Voters ID).
  • The applicants must possess Transgender Identity cards.
  • Attested copy of marriage certificate
  • Original certificate (from Ward member/Councillor) proving that the married couple are living together.
  • Passport size photographs



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[edit]

  • Any transgender who are married and for receiving the aid, one of the partners should belong to the Transgender community are eligible to make this application.



Fees[edit]

  • The fee for this Marriage assistance for Legally Married Transgender Couples is free of cost.



Validity[edit]

  • The validity of the Marriage assistance is for one time use.



Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • The processing time for this Marriage assistance for Legally Married Transgender Couples takes up to 30 days.



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Instructions[edit]

  • 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 applicant
  • Address
  • City
  • State
  • Pin code
  • Mobile number
  • Marriage date
  • Bank Account number
  • Bank name
  • Branch address
  • IFSC code
  • Contact Details



Need for the Document[edit]

  • Social Justice Department has formulated a scheme which provides Marriage assistance for Legally Married Transgender Couples. The maximum amount of financial assistance will be up to Rs. 30,000.
  • This scheme is intended to help the deprived transgender individuals who are planning to get married legally to lead a steady normal family life.



Information which might help[edit]

  • It is for the first time in the country that two transgender individuals, who have undergone sex change surgery, got married under Special Marriage Act. But the welfare schemes under this Act do not cover transgender individuals who are legally married after sex change surgery. Hence the Department has introduced a new scheme which provides marriage assistance for legally married transgender couples who have underwent Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS).



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]

Link

Others[edit]

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