Ministry of Local Government (MLG)
PRESS RELEASE
05/06/15
DISABILITY CASH TRANSFER GUIDELINES The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development is pleased to announce the commencement of the payment of Disability Cash Transfers for qualifying Botswana citizen who have a severe and profound disability and require extensive care needs.  

DISABILITY CASH TRANSFER GUIDELINES

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development is pleased to announce the commencement of the payment of Disability Cash Transfers for qualifying Botswana citizen who have a severe and profound disability and require extensive care needs.  

The aim of the monthly cash transfer is to restore the dignity and enhance the wellbeing of People Living with Disabilities by catering for any special needs that a person with severe disabilities may have; cushion families, especially carers of people with severe disabilities from the effects of poverty and enhance their social and economic inclusiveness.

Those who qualify are Botswana citizens having a severe and profound disability that requires extensive care needs such as the need of assistance of others for care and support or dependence on others for mobility needs, community integration and recreation, amongst other needs.

There will be a pre-requisite Medical Assessment to confirm the severity of the disability and an assessment of socio-economic status for confirmation that the intended beneficiary falls below a monthly income threshold of P300.00.

Eligible persons will be provided with a cash transfer of P 300.00 and a food basket. In addition to receiving the monthly P300.00 cash transfer for people with disabilities, a child with severe and profound disability aged between zero (0) and eighteen (18) years will also be assisted with a food basket and other needs as per Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programme.

 Click Here for Disability Cash Transfer Guidelines

For more information contact

Mrs. Nonofo C, Zwinila

Senior Public Relations Officer

Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development

Tel: 365 8400/8666

E-mail: nrahube@gov.bw

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