Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP)

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Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP)

The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) is a social welfare program launched by the Government of Pakistan in 2008. The program aims to provide financial assistance to low-income families in Pakistan.

  • Who is eligible for BISP?

The BISP program is targeted towards poor and vulnerable families in Pakistan. To be eligible for the program, families must meet certain criteria, such as having a low income and being registered in the National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA).

  • What are the benefits of BISP?

The BISP program provides financial assistance to eligible families in the form of cash transfers. The amount of cash assistance provided varies depending on the family’s size and location.

Here are some of the benefits of BISP:

  • Provides a safety net for poor and vulnerable families
  • Helps to reduce poverty and inequality
  • Empowers women by giving them control over financial resources
  • Promotes investment in human capital, such as education and health
  • How to apply for BISP?

Families who believe they are eligible for BISP can apply for the program through their local NADRA office.

Here are the steps on how to apply for BISP:

  1. Visit your local NADRA office.
  2. Collect an application form.
  3. Fill out the application form and submit it to the NADRA office.
  4. NADRA will verify your eligibility for the program.
  5. If you are eligible, you will start receiving BISP payments.

Here is a table that summarizes the eligibility criteria for BISP:

CriteriaDescription
Poverty StatusMust be registered with NADRA and identified as poor
WidowMust be a registered widow
OrphanMust be a registered orphan
DisabilityMust have a registered disability

FAQs

  • What is the amount of cash assistance provided under BISP?

The amount of cash assistance provided under BISP varies depending on the family’s size and location. The current cash transfer amount is PKR 10,500 per quarter.

  • How often are BISP payments made?

BISP payments are made quarterly.

  • What if I am not able to visit a NADRA office to apply for BISP?

If you are not able to visit a NADRA office to apply for BISP, you can contact the BISP helpline at 0800-26477.

  • How can I check if I am eligible for BISP?

You can check if you are eligible for BISP by visiting the BISP website https://bisp.gov.pk/ or by contacting the BISP helpline.

Inclusion

The BISP program is designed to be inclusive and to reach all eligible families in Pakistan. The program works with a number of partners, including NGOs and community-based organizations, to identify and register eligible families. The BISP program also has a number of measures in place to prevent fraud and corruption.

BISP is committed to ensuring that all eligible families, regardless of background, ethnicity, religion or disability can access its benefits.

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