The Inua Jamii cash transfer programme is set to launch its New Registration phase on September 1st, 2023, covering all Sub Counties in Kenya.
This initiative aims to provide financial assistance to vulnerable members of society.
However, several key considerations need to be understood to ensure that no eligible individuals miss out on this crucial opportunity.
Accompaniment Requirement for OPCT Registration:
For those applying for the Older Person Cash Transfer (OPCT), it is imperative that the eligible individual must be accompanied by a caregiver who is not a beneficiary of any other government programme.
This step is designed to ensure that the support is reaching those who are truly in need and not being duplicated across different beneficiaries.
OVC and Pwsd Registration with Caregivers:
The Cash Transfer Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CT-OVC) category as well as the Persons with Severe Disabilities Cash Transfer (PWSD-CT) category both require the presence of a caregiver during the registration process.
This caregiver plays a pivotal role in the eligibility assessment and subsequent support distribution.
OPCT Eligibility Criteria:
The Older Person Cash Transfer is specifically designed for Kenyan citizens who are aged 70 years and above.
It is crucial to possess a valid Kenyan ID and not be a recipient of a pension. This programme is intended to provide financial assistance to older individuals who might not have access to pension benefits.
CT-OVC Eligibility Criteria:
To be eligible for the Cash Transfer Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CT-OVC) programme, the household must fall under the following categories:
The household should be extremely poor and include one or more orphans and vulnerable children as permanent members.
The household’s caregiver must be chronically ill or unable to perform ordinary duties.
The household should not be benefiting from any other government cash transfer programme, except for the older person cash transfer.
The beneficiaries must be Kenyan citizens.
PWSD-CT Eligibility Criteria:
The Persons with Severe Disabilities Cash Transfer (PWSD-CT) programme has specific requirements as well:
The household must have a person with severe disabilities.
Similar to CT-OVC, the household must not be benefiting from any other government cash transfer programme except the older person cash transfer.
The beneficiary must be a Kenyan citizen.
“Severe disability” in this context refers to individuals who require round-the-clock care and support, including tasks such as feeding, toiletry assistance, and protection from potential harm.
For More Information, Visit Social Development and Children Sub County Offices Near You.