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National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS): Ministry of Rural Development

Name of the Scheme : National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS)

Sponsored by : Central Government

Funding Pattern : The entire fund is financed by the Central government.

Ministry/Department : Department of Rural Development

National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) is implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India to assist the families living under Below the Poverty Line. The financial assistance is given to the family on the death of the breadwinner in the family. The death of such primary breadwinner should have occurred whilst he or she is 18 to 64 years of age. The amount of assistance is Rs. 10,000.

Beneficiaries : Individual,Family

Benefit Type : Others,Material,

Other Benefits : Financial Assistance.

Eligibility criteria
The Below the Poverty Line (BPL) family which has lost its only breadwinner, and meets the other criterion formed by the government.

How to Avail
The Gram Panchayat and Municipalities are required to identify the eligible beneficiaries under the scheme.

Validity of the Scheme

Introduced On
15 / 08 / 1995

Valid Upto
28 / 04 / 2011

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