The BISP Kafalat Program is now accepting online registrations, and the NSER (National Socio-Economic Registry) survey has been restarted. Families who were previously deemed ineligible can now re-register and become eligible for financial assistance. The budget for the Benazir Income Support Program has also been increased, providing more support to qualified beneficiaries.
To join the Benazir Kafalat program, simply visit the Benazir Income Support Program office. A BISP representative will conduct the NSER survey, gathering information about your family, which will be stored in the data system. After the survey, you will be informed about your eligibility status and whether you qualify for the program. The procedure is designed to be straightforward, allowing eligible individuals to benefit from the program’s assistance.
BISP Kafalat Eligibility
To determine your eligibility for the program, you can visit the designated online portal by clicking on the provided form or button. On the portal, you will be required to enter your ID card number and relevant information. After submitting the form, the system will assess your eligibility, and you will be notified accordingly. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will receive financial assistance of 9,000 rupees through the Benazir Income Support Program. Please ensure that you provide accurate and up-to-date information to facilitate the assessment process.
The Benazir Kafalat Program
The Benazir Kafalat Program, also known as the Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Program, was launched in 2008. It has become the largest cash transfer program in Pakistan’s history. The program aims to provide short-term relief to impoverished families by offering cash assistance, particularly in response to the challenges posed by slow economic growth and food security.
Aligned with the objectives outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Benazir Kafalat Program currently provides cash assistance to approximately 900,000 families. Its primary focus is to support vulnerable households and mitigate the adverse effects of the economic hardships they face. The program plays a significant role in addressing poverty and ensuring social welfare in the country.
The eligibility criteria for the Benazir Kafalat program involve the identification of beneficiaries through the National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER) survey. The welfare status of households is assessed on a PMT (Poverty Scorecard) scale ranging from 0 to 100. The selection of eligible families for financial assistance under the Benazir Kafalat Program is determined based on the availability of funds allocated by the BISP (Benazir Income Support Program) board, with priority given to the most vulnerable households.
In the 52nd meeting held on December 30, 2019, the BISP Board approved the existing Office Core. However, the eligibility criterion to qualify for assistance has been set at a 37 percent anti-poverty score, accommodating individuals from diverse backgrounds. This ensures that those in need, regardless of their specific circumstances, can be considered for support through the program.
To apply for the Benazir Kafalat program, follow these steps:
- Ensure that your poverty score is below 30, as this is the eligibility criterion for the program.
- Only married women with a valid CNIC (Computerized National Identity Card) and a registered profile will be considered for clearance.
- If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will receive a notification message indicating your selection as a beneficiary.
- Upon receiving the SMS, visit the nearest Point of Service (POS) in your Tehsil (sub-district).
- At the POS, undergo biometric verification to authenticate your identity.
- Once your identity is verified, you will receive your financial assistance.
- If you have any concerns or complaints, it is recommended to register your complaint with the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) for proper redressal.