This exercise is guided by the Consolidated Cash Transfer Programme Operations Manual and will begin with the replacements in the Persons with Severe Disabilities Cash Transfer (PWSD-CT) programme beneficiaries owing to their vulnerability and fewer numbers to be reached.
The Directorate of Social Assistance, in collaboration with the National Council for Persons with Disabilities, will undertake replacement aimed at attaining the 47,000 PWSD-CT households by the end of the financial year 2022/2023.
This is one of the Performance Contract targets of the Principal Secretary and the Cabinet Secretary for this financial year.
Enumerators have been identified in vast constituencies and those with high numbers for targeting. In areas where enumerators will not be engaged, the County Disability Services Officers will be assisted by the Sub-County Officers to carry out the task.
The enumerators and Sub-County Officers are expected to carry out targeting exercise and mopping up of PWSD caregivers for issuance of e-tickets, account opening and fast tracking of case management.
Officers are expected to carry out sensitization of the key stakeholders and the community to ensure accurate information reaches them in time.
The replacement exercise is scheduled to run from 8th May to 19th May 2023, and the County Disability Services Officers will lead and facilitate the exercise as other field officers offer support to ensure that all the categories are addressed within the set timelines.
The categories of PWSD-CT Inua Jamii households to be addressed are as follows:
Exited PWSD Households
New PWSD Caregivers without accounts
Old PWSD Caregivers (with accounts) whose E-ticket not generated
Old PWSD Caregivers (without accounts) whose E-ticket not generated
Retargeted PWSD households whose E-tickets not generated
Rejected PWSD Accounts (Closed E-tickets)
Rejected PWSD Accounts pending resubmission by PSPs
Retargeted but in exception list due to IPRS issues
Legacy Households not retargeted (Remnants)
Suspended households due to CRS and OAG reports
Retargeted households in exception (not eligible, not registered) and accounts opened by PWSD Caregivers but yet to be submitted by PSPs.
The replacement exercise will be carried out to address the above categories of PWSD households to ensure that all households receive their benefits.
The PWSD-CT programme is a social protection programme that targets persons with severe disabilities who are unable to engage in any economic activity and have no one to take care of them.
The programme is designed to provide cash transfers to the beneficiaries to support their basic needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, and medical care.
The replacement exercise is critical as it will ensure that all beneficiaries of the PWSD-CT programme receive their benefits promptly. This is especially important for persons with severe disabilities who are vulnerable and rely on the cash transfers to support their basic needs.
The County Disability Services Officers will play a critical role in the replacement exercise, and they will be responsible for ensuring that all the categories of PWSD households are addressed within the set timelines. They will also work with other field officers to ensure that all beneficiaries receive their benefits promptly.
The replacement exercise is part of the government’s commitment to providing social protection to vulnerable groups, including persons with severe disabilities.
The PWSD-CT programme is one of the many social protection programmes that the government has initiated to support vulnerable groups.