Cash Transfer for Persons with Severe Disabilities (PWSD-CT)
This program’s overall objective is to enhance the caregiver’s capacities through cash transfers, thereby improving the livelihoods of Persons with severe disabilities. In this program, Persons with Severe Disabilities refer to those who need permanent care, including feeding, toiletry, and protection from danger by other persons. Hence, a caregiver must offer full-time support to ensure their needs are attended to, which denies the caregivers enough time to engage in other income-generating activities, which can worsen their economic situation. As a result, the Cash Transfer Program was introduced to cater to such. The program specifically aims at reducing poverty among households with at least one member with severe disability through the provision of cash transfers.
National Council for Persons with Disabilities, target to provide 47,200 households with Cash Transfers in this program. The program has enabled households to access improved nutrition, health care, housing, and education. Nonetheless this program experience challenges especially for the beneficiaries who were not successfully migrated during the first and second phases of migration from card-based to account-based model this have posed a big challenge for payment resulting to a backblock of arrears.
For households to be eligible for this program they have to be:
- Categorized as extremely poor and vulnerable and have a member with a severe disability.
- Registered with NCPWD
- Not enrolled in any other Cash Transfer program
- Have a copy of National ID or that of a guardian for persons under 18 years.
- Provide proof of the requirements in the ranking criteria.