Initially introduced in January 2008 by the Social Security department & Welfare of Persons with the Disabilities of the Government of Odisha, the widow pension scheme is the state’s first and only pension scheme. The widows of Odisha can apply to this scheme.

The system offers a diverse range of advantages to each of the distinct groups of beneficiaries who are eligible to participate in the programme. The monetary advantages granted under the system will be made accessible to all recipients on a monthly basis, and they will be paid out in cash. As previously stated, the benefits are allocated in accordance with the recipient’s age.

Apply Widow Pension Odisha

Documents required

  • Residential proof
  • Income proof of family
  • Husband’s death certificate
  • Caste certificate
  • Age proof
  • Aadhar card

Eligibility criteria

  • Must be a Widow with no age limit
  • The applicant’s family’s yearly income shall not be higher than Rs. 24000/- per annum.
  • Only those that are permanent residents of the state of Odisha are eligible to apply.
  • The applicant must not be receiving benefits from any other pension plan run by the union government and state government, or from any organization that has received assistance from either government.

How can I apply for widow pension in Odisha?

Both online and offline applications are accepted for consideration as a recipient under the scheme. The following is a step-by-step guide to submitting an online application for the scheme.

Step 1: Go to the SSEPD Department’s official website at  to learn more about the department. Residents will find a tab titled ‘Pension Schemes’ on the portal’s homepage, which lists the various pension plans that are offered. When consumers select the option, they will be taken to a different page.

Step 2: On the newly opened page, residents will be required to select the plan for which they wish to submit an online application. Select widow Pension Yojana from the drop-down menu and then click on the Next button to continue.

When you click on the Next button, a registration form will appear on your computer screen. Fill out the application form with all of the information requested. Select the pension scheme, as well as personal information such as name, parents’ names, gender, date of birth, and so on. Users will also be required to provide other information such as their Aadhar number, mobile phone number, region, district, or other address details.

To complete Step 4, the residents must upload a number of documents, including the Aadhar Card scan, a photograph, and the thumb impression/signature.

Step 5: Then after, the candidates will need to tick the declaration box then click the submit Button to complete the application process. Make certain that all of the information is correct before clicking on the “submit option”.

How much pension does a widow get in Odisha?

A widow in Odisha is paid Rs 1000 as a pension amount

How to check widow pension status in Odisha?

Visit SSEPD Department’s official website at and view your pension status online.