Benazir Kafalat Program Update From Benazir Income Support Program

The Benazir Kafalat program has announced an increase in the financial assistance amount to Rs 13,000, up from the previous Rs 10,500. This increase, part of the June 2024 budget, will be implemented in the next installment.

Budget and Beneficiary Updates

The new budget has allocated 593 billion rupees to the Benazir Income Support Program, reflecting a 27% increase for the current and next year. The number of beneficiaries will also rise from 9.3 million to 10 million, including additional children who will be registered for education scholarships.

Payment Increase Details

Women: The installment amount will increase to Rs 13,000.

Children: The children’s stipends will increase by Rs 500. For example, those previously receiving Rs 3,000 will now get Rs 3,500, and those receiving Rs 2,500 will get Rs 3,000.

Implementation: The increased payments will begin in the July-September installment.

Addressing Issues at Campsites

The third phase payments are being distributed at campsites. While many are successfully receiving their payments, some women face issues, including deductions. BISP teams are addressing these issues by checking and prosecuting those responsible for unauthorized deductions.

Eligibility and Survey Information

There is currently no new date for conducting the dynamic survey. Beneficiaries can conduct their surveys at any time to qualify for the next installment. The PMT (Proxy Means Test) score requirement is also being adjusted to ensure more people qualify for the program.

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Benazir Kafalat Program Update From Benazir Income Support Program

How to Check Payments via the 8171 Portal

Beneficiaries can check their payments, including children’s stipends, through the 8171 portal:

Open Google and search for “8171”.

Access the 8171 portal.

Enter your ID card number to check your payment status.

Online Registration for Benazir Kafalat Program

Currently, the Benazir Kafalat program does not accept new applications through online registration. However, eligibility can be checked using the following methods:

8171 SMS Service: Text your CNIC number to 8171 to receive an eligibility status.

NSER Survey: If your family participated in the NSER survey and scored below 32, you might be pre-selected for the program.

For the latest updates on the budget and program changes, refer to official announcements on the BISP website or follow Pakistani news media for recent developments regarding the Benazir Income Support Program.

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