Latest Update: Ehsaas Kafalat Program

Latest Update on Ehsaas – The Ehsaas Kafalat program, an initiative by the Government of Pakistan, aims to offer financial assistance to low-income families. Launched in 2023, this program honors the legacy of former Prime Minister and People’s Party President, Benazir Bhutto.

Eligibility requirements include:

1. Age between 18 and 50 years.
2. Household belonging to the bottom 40% based on the National Income Survey (NIS).
3. Possession of a valid identification card.

For inclusion in the Ehsaas Kafalat Program of Rs. 3,000, around 150,000 individuals will be enrolled. Additionally, families with disabled members can apply online via Baitul-Mal for support. Encouraging news for those previously deemed ineligible: numerous individuals have been removed from the initial pool of 9.3 million applicants, while new beneficiaries have been included, notably those with incomes exceeding one million rupees.

For beneficiaries who have been receiving stipends for three years, their conditions are expected to improve significantly, enhancing their opportunities for higher education. Currently, eligible individuals receive Rs. 9,000 every three months, a figure set to increase to Rs. 3,000 monthly by 2024, with exceptions for the next three months. These funds will be directly deposited into your account, such as Jeez Cash or Easy Paisa.

Eligibility criteria for the Ehsaas Kafalat Program include:

– The head of the family must be a Pakistani citizen.
– Monthly household income should not exceed Rs. 30,000.
– The household must include at least one minor child.

To enroll in the Ehsaas Kafalat Program, you have two registration options: SMS and online. Here are the steps for both:

SMS Registration:

  • Send an SMS to 8171.
  • Type the message:
    KAFATALA [Your CNIC Number]

    For instance, if your CNIC number is 35201-12345-6, send:

    KAFATALA 35201-12345-6
  • You will receive a confirmation message on your mobile phone.

Online Registration:

  • Visit the official Ehsaas Program website.
  • Navigate to the “Kafalat” section.
  • Click on the “Register” button.
  • Enter your CNIC number and mobile number in the designated fields.
  • Complete the captcha code verification.
  • Click the “Submit” button.

These steps will guide you through the process to register for the Ehsaas Kafalat Program, providing access to necessary financial assistance.

Women can join by texting their ID card to 8171 for eligibility assessment. If deemed eligible, they receive a monthly subsidy.

This program has significantly impacted the lives of low-income families in Pakistan, empowering women to support their families and secure better futures.

Over 7 million women benefit from a monthly subsidy of Rs. 14,000, aiding in meeting basic needs like food, housing, and medical expenses.

For those interested in joining the Ehsaas Kafalat Program, certain provisions apply:

– The head of the family must be a Pakistani citizen.
– Monthly household income should be below Rs. 30,000.
– The household must include at least one minor child.

Registration can be done through SMS by sending “KAFATALA” followed by your CNIC number to 8171. Online registration involves visiting the official Ehsaas Program website, navigating to the “Kafalat” section, and submitting necessary details.

As part of the latest update, the program ensures a monthly stipend of Rs. 12,000 to eligible households. Additionally, the government offers other programs like the BISP Program providing a stipend of Rs. 25,000 in six months. This multifaceted initiative aims to support various demographics.

Furthermore, if you have faced disqualification despite completing surveys and possess receipts from NSCR, there are updates expected to address such cases. The government has formally launched a new budget plan, aiming to extend support comprehensively.