Welfare Schemes

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Elderlies are a treasure of knowledge and experience for the youngsters as well as the economy at large. As life expectancy improves, the geriatric population in India is expected to witness a boom. According to statistics, by 2050, the elderly population will account for around a quarter of the total population. Savings play a crucial role in such situations.

Dealing with medical expenses becomes difficult as income might dwindle during retirement. As your age advances, susceptibility to various ailments increases, which in turn increases the need for a steady flow of income to cover the expenses for treatment as well as prevention. The government of India has launched various schemes in favour of senior citizens to protect their rights and maintain good health.

Some of the top government schemes for senior citizens in India are listed below –

1. Atal Vayo Abhyuday Yojana (AVYAY)
2. Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS)
3. National Programme for the Health Care of Elderly (NPHCE)
4. Varishta Mediclaim Policy
5. Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana
6. Varishta Pension Bima Yojana
7. Senior Citizens’ Welfare Fund
8. Vayoshreshtha Samman
9. Reverse Mortgage Scheme
10. Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana
11. Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Scheme

Welfare Schemes for Senior Citizens – An Information Booklet

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