An important update has been issued regarding the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), causing concern among households who have completed their survey but have not received any financial assistance yet. The Government of Pakistan has clarified that families disqualified from the program can regain eligibility by updating their poverty scores and information. This article explores seven common reasons behind BISP program ineligibility and provides guidance on how to improve them.
BISP Program New Eligibility Criteria
The BISP program sets specific eligibility criteria, requiring households to have at least five to six members. If your family consists of only husband and wife, you may be ineligible. To address this, visit your nearest NADRA office to update your poverty score, and then visit the Benazir Income Support Program office with the updated information.
Poverty score above 40 percent
The program states that eligible families must have a poverty score of less than 40 percent. If your score exceeds this limit, a visit to NADRA office is required to update the score. Once your score is within the acceptable range, you can re-register as a poor household through a new survey to resume receiving financial assistance.
Monthly salary more than Rs 30 thousand
The eligibility criteria include a monthly salary limit of Rs 30 thousand. Higher income households may need to reconsider their eligibility. If you fall into this category, it is important to update your information at the BISP NADRA office to align your status with the program requirements.
Government job holders 8500 are ineligible for BISP program
Families with government employed members are ineligible for the BISP programme. If a family member is currently employed by the government, you will have to correct it by updating your information at the NADRA office to become eligible again.
Family members working abroad
Having family members employed in another country disqualifies you from the program. If this is the case, it is necessary to update your information to ensure compliance with BISP eligibility criteria.
Positive Bank Account Balance:
A positive bank account balance may make you ineligible for the program. To rectify this, update your information at the NADRA office and ensure that your account balance is zero before re-registering for the BISP program later.
ownership of vehicle or personal property
Having a vehicle or personal property in your name may affect your eligibility. If you own such property, it is necessary to update your information at the NADRA office to meet the program requirements.
The Benazir Income Support Program aims to provide financial assistance to eligible families, enabling them to achieve financial security and lead prosperous lives. Households experiencing ineligibility issues should immediately update their information and poverty scores to remain eligible for the program and continue receiving much-needed financial assistance. By following the eligibility criteria, families can ensure their participation in BISP and avail its benefits to uplift their lives.