Benazir Income Support Program

Benazir Income Support Program

The Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), a vital social safety net in Pakistan, is entering its third phase on June 24. This phase aims to address the concerns of individuals who were not covered in the previous two phases despite their districts being included. Payments will be issued to these individuals, ensuring that all eligible recipients receive their dues. BISP has rolled out its latest installments in three phases, with the first two phases released before Eid, and the third phase set to cover all remaining eligible recipients.

Benazir Kafalat and Educational Scholarship Programs

The Benazir Kafalat Program and the Benazir Taleemi Wazaif (Educational Scholarship Program) are being disbursed simultaneously. Beneficiaries will receive both the Kafalat Program money and children’s scholarship funds without delays between the two. In previous stages, installments for both programs were issued together, and this practice will continue in the final phase as well.

Updates on the 8171 Web Portal

The 8171 web portal is a critical resource for checking BISP payments. During the first two phases, many users experienced zero balances due to updates still being in progress. The portal is now being enhanced to provide comprehensive information, including PMT scores, transaction history, and more. These updates aim to improve privacy and security, potentially introducing personal accounts for users to access their profiles securely.

Benazir Income Support Program
Benazir Income Support Program

Web Portal 

  • Comprehensive Information: The portal will now display PMT scores and transaction history.
  • Improved Privacy and Security: Enhancements include measures to protect users’ data.
  • Personal Accounts: Possible introduction of personal accounts for secure profile access.

Ineligible Women

Women deemed ineligible due to increased BMT scores from the dynamic survey are still eligible to withdraw their previous payments during this Eid installment. However, this will be their last installment for the next two years. After this period, a new survey will determine their eligibility for future assistance.

  • Last Installment: Ineligible women can withdraw their previous payments during this Eid installment.
  • Eligibility Reassessment: A new survey will be conducted after two years to reassess eligibility.
  • Future Assistance: Eligibility for future assistance will depend on the results of the new survey.

Dynamic Survey 

The government has initiated a dynamic survey for all regular beneficiaries who have been receiving funds for the past two to three years. These beneficiaries are required to update their forms to continue receiving support. Those who fail to update their forms will be disqualified for two years, and no re-registration will be allowed during this period. New applicants can also join the program through this survey.

  • Form Updates: Regular beneficiaries must update their forms to continue receiving support.
  • Disqualification: Failure to update forms will result in disqualification for two years.
  • No Re-registration: Disqualified beneficiaries cannot re-register during the disqualification period.
  • New Applicants: The survey also allows new applicants to join the program.

FAQs

What is the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP)?

BISP is a social safety net initiative by the Government of Pakistan aimed at providing financial assistance to low-income families. It includes programs like the Benazir Kafalat Program and the Benazir Taleemi Wazaif (Educational Scholarship Program).

When will the third phase of BISP commence?

The third phase of BISP will commence on June 24, covering all remaining eligible recipients who were not included in the previous two phases.

What updates are being made to the 8171 web portal?

The 8171 web portal is being enhanced to provide comprehensive information, including PMT scores, transaction history, and improved privacy and security features. Personal accounts may also be introduced for secure profile access.

What happens to women deemed ineligible by the dynamic survey?

Women deemed ineligible due to increased BMT scores can withdraw their previous payments during this Eid installment, but this will be their last installment for the next two years. Their eligibility for future assistance will be reassessed after a new survey is conducted.

What is the purpose of the dynamic survey for regular beneficiaries?

The dynamic survey aims to update the forms of regular beneficiaries who have been receiving funds for the past two to three years. Beneficiaries who fail to update their forms will be disqualified for two years, and no re-registration will be allowed during this period.

Benazir Income Support Program
Benazir Income Support Program

Final Word

The third phase of the Benazir Income Support Program is crucial in ensuring that all eligible recipients receive their due payments. With the combined payments for the Benazir Kafalat and Educational Scholarship Programs, updates to the 8171 web portal, and special considerations for ineligible women, the program is striving to provide comprehensive support to Pakistan’s low-income families. The dynamic survey further ensures that regular beneficiaries continue to receive the assistance they need while maintaining the program’s integrity and effectiveness.