How to get benefits from Govt for disabilities

From Rising Citizen

UDID


1. UDID is a card for availing all government benefits for benchmark disabilities. This single card can be used pan-India, similar to an Aadhar card, to avail of government benefits no matter in which state the person lives. 2. Application has to be made at www.swavlambancard.gov.in. 3. The application is self-explanatory, with details of Aadhar, disability, photo etc required. 4. Once the application is made, an enrolment number will be generated and a list of hospitals will be provided for further processing. 5. The applicant MUST visit any approved hospital next. Without this, the application will not be processed. Every approved hospital has a UDID card department. The applicant should go there and give his enrolment information. Hospital will process it and update the assessment. Hospital also has to give final approval to generate UDID certificate and card. Applicant is expected to receive both the certificate and the card within ONE MONTH. If the card has not come after one month, applicant can go to the hospital and pursue it. 6. Depending on the kind of disability, the validity of the card is either temporary or permanent. The cards with temporary validity will need to be renewed in due course of time. 7. The list of approved hospitals is given on the website http://www.swavlambancard.gov.in/findNearestMedicalAutority. (Please note the spelling is NOT Authority.) By entering the state and district, the approved hospitals along with their address and contact information will be shown. Not all approved hospitals will certify all disabilities. So, it’s important to contact the person concerned and verify that it is the right hospital for the particular disability of the patient. For eg. NIMHANS does NOT certify hearing disabilities, though it is able to assess it, since certification needs an ENT surgeon. 8. Specific details for SLD: a. In order to get the UDID, the assessment MUST be done by a medical BOARD at one of the approved hospitals using the NIMHANS approved test battery. b. At least one assessment MUST be done before the age of 14 since there no norms yet in India for ages above that. It is unclear whether a pre-14 assessment by a licensed clinical psychologist (in private practice) will be accepted by the medical board. c. Disability certificate and UDID can be applied on the basis of this assessment anytime afterwards, at one of the approved hospitals. d. With this certificate / UDID, several concessions can be applied for in exams, with reserved quotas in colleges and jobs. 9. Both disability certificate and UDID card are NECESSARY. The card contains just basic details while the certificate has many more details. 10. For BPL persons, the UDID is critical because they can avail benefits such as scholarships, pensions, reduced railway fare etc in addition to the reservations for jobs and college seats which are available to ALL persons with disabilities. 11. For queries regarding UDID, please contact state coordinator Mr Punith Kumar at udidkarnataka@gmail.com 08022866066. 12. For hospital assessment related queries please contact Dr Shanivaram Reddy (Nimhans) at shanivaramreddy@gmail.com 08026995953. 13. To find out the various applicable schemes in Karnataka for different disabilities, the applicant or caregiver needs to visit the District Disabled Welfare Officer of their home district. The website is dwdsc.kar.nic.in. Clicking on the “District Departments” link on the left side of the page, one can get the names and contact information of the DDWO. For Bangalore Urban district, the office is near Kidwai Hospital on Hosur Road; the DDWO is Sri Umesh 7337731021 / 26577412 / 29752324 dwd.ddwo@gmail.com. 14. For a ready reckoner, the approved hospitals for Bangalore Urban district are as follows: CMO Office Address Contact Person Email ID Contact No General Hospital Yelahanka general Hospital yelahanka bus stand road yelahanka old town Dr.AsmaTabassum amoyelahanka-hfws@karnataka.gov.in 28563885 General Hospital, K.R.Puram, bangalore Urban General Hospital,K.R.Puram Dr Chandrashekaraiah.A.S amokrishnarajapuram-hfws@karnataka.gov.in 25612238 General Hospital Anekal, Bangalore Urban Govt Hospital Near KSRTC Bus Stand Dr Nalini amoanelkal-hfws@karnataka.gov.in 27859292 Epidemic Diseases Hospital bengaluru old madras road, Indira nagar Bangalore-38 Dr M. Ansar Ahamed edh.bang@gmail.com 25510258 Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedics Banglore Urban Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedics,Jayanagar, Byrasandra,Banglore Urban -560011 Dr. PavanKumar Chebbi sitodirector@karnataka.gov.in 26564156 Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore Urban South Hospital Complex, Dharmaram College Dr. Sanjay K.S ihelathchild@yahoo.in 26639149 MS Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital, Bangalore Urban Hospital Road, Shivaji Nagar DR VIJAYALAXMI G N bowringandladycurzonhospitals@gmail.com 25591325 MS NIMHANS National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences , Hosur Road ,Marigowda Road, Lakkasandra, Wilson Garden DR.K.MURALIDHARAN ms@nimhans.ac.in 26995201 CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER VICTORIA HOSPITAL , BANGALARU URBAN Victoria Hospital, Fort Road Kalasipalya Dr Karthik S karthikshamanna@yahoo.com 26708740 MS K.C General Hospital Bengaluru 5th Cross, Near Police Station, Malleshwaram, Dr.Venkateshaiah mskcghbengaluru-hfws@karnataka.gov.in 23344022 Chief Medical Officer, Minto Opthalmic Hospital, Bangalore mintobangalore@gmail.com

General Hospital Jayanagar Bangalore msjghbengaluru.hfws@karnataka.gov.in

MS Sir CV Raman General Hospital, Bangalore Urban mscvrghbengaluru.hfws@karnataka.gov.in