Central & State Govt. have approved various benefits to the Senior Citizens above 60 yrs. Of age

The following are the benefits available for the Senior Citizens.

• Railway Concession – 40% Male – 60yrs. & 50% female – 58 yrs.
• Maharashtra State Transport – 50% (65 yrs.)
• Air Travel Concession – 50% on only basic fare – 63 yrs. Female & 65 yrs. Male
• Some private hospitals give discount – 30% (60 yrs.)
• Govt. Hospitals give treatment free of cost (60 yrs.)
• Banks give extra interest - ½% (60 yrs.)
• High Court will give priority hearing (65 yrs.)
• Maharashtra Professional Tax – 100% (65 yrs.)
• M.T.N.L. 25% discount on monthly rentals (65 yrs.)
• Railways have separate queue for Senior Citizens (60 yrs.)
• Income Tax relief
• Old age home admission free or at nominal cost.

Requirements of Senior Citizen I Card:

1. Proof of Age: Election card or Passport (Not expired) or Pan Card or Pension Card. ANYONE IS SUFFICIENT. If none available, obtain doctor’s certificate from (Health officers) only Govt. Hospital or Municipal Dispensary regarding age.

2. Proof of Residence: In order of preference: ration Card or Valid Passport, Telephone bill, Electric Bill, Aadhar Card.

3. Doctor’s Certificate: Required for: Blood Group, illness / diseases, Medication in use, medication allergic to the Certificate has to be on the doctor’s letter head with his / her signature, stamp & registration No., practitioner of India Medicine with register no. can also certify.

4. Photographs: 3 stamp size (Small) photos, Stick 2 photo on white form and Stick 1 photo on pink form.

5. Form Fees Rs. 50/- only (official Govt. Charge)

6. Proof of Name: The Name you give on the form should be indicate to the supporting document. If the name has change proof of Govt. Gazette Publication Should be Submitted or Marriage Certificate Produce.

> Formalities like filling of forms, gathering of information, Submitting forms to govt. officials & collecting the card & handling the card to concerned person etc. this honorary services is done by the office at free of cost.
> After Submission of form, it takes 4 months to receive the card from Govt. Dept.
> Senior Citizen Card Service Started From 21-04-2005 and 425 cards has been taken out up to July 2012.

For further inquiry contact -

-> Dignity Foundation, BMC School Bldg., Topiwala Lane, Lamington Road, Mumai-400007
Tel No.: 61381100
Monday to Friday – 10.30am to 1.00pm

-> Vkk Submits to : Shree Matunga Gujarati Seva Mandal, 398, Telang Road, Matunga (C.R.), Mumbai-400019
Tel No.: 24099104
Monday to Friday – 10.15 to 12.30am