INDIRA GANDHI WIDOW PENSION (CENTRAL GOVT.)
For purpose of claiming central assistance, the following criteria shall apply:
- The age of the widow shall be between 40-59 years.
- The applicant must belong to a houshold below the poverty line according to the criteria prescribed by the Government Of India.
LAXMI BAI SOCIAL SECURITY PENSION (BIHAR GOVT.)
As the Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS) only covers widows aged 40–59, some State Governments have launched state widow pension schemes. The Lakshmi Bai Pension Yojana in Bihar covers all widows above 18 years of age whose annual family income is below 60,000 Rs.