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The Bihar Mukhyamantri Vridhajan Pension Yojana (MVPY) provides financial assistance to senior citizens in Bihar. The Bihar MVPY was launched on 1 April 2019 by the Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri. Nitish Kumar to render financial support to elderly people. It is a state-run old-age pension scheme where the beneficiaries will receive a monthly pension.
Under this scheme, the state government will render financial assistance in the form of a pension to aged persons above 60 years of age in Bihar. The minimum age to get registered under this scheme is 60 years. It comes under the social welfare department. It aims to make every senior citizen in Bihar independent in their old age.
The scheme applies to all eligible senior citizens of 60 years and above. The benefits provided as pension to the beneficiaries of this scheme are as follows:
This scheme can be availed by every senior citizen who fulfils the above-stated eligibility criteria irrespective of their caste, community and religion.
The process for applying for the Bihar MVPY is as follows:
The eligible beneficiaries should have the following documents to apply for the Bihar MVPY:
The applicants need to mandatorily have an Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) card and Aadhaar Card for obtaining benefits under this scheme. The applicants also need to mandatorily have a Bank Account with the consent to use for Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). The bank account of the beneficiary should be linked to Aadhaar. The pension amount will be directly credited to the bank account of the beneficiary.