Kerala Pravasi Pension

Kerala Pravasi Pension
Kerala Pravasi Pension

Pension Scheme

1 – Non Resident Keralites of all categories who remitted contributions to the Welfare Fund continuously up to the age of Sixty are eligible for a monthly pension of Rs. 2000/- (Rupees two thousand only) after the age of sixty. The membership will be cancelled automatically if the monthly contributions are not continuously remitted within a period of one year.
2 – In the case of members, who remitted contributions continuously for more than five years, are eligible to get additional pension equivalent to three percent of the minimum pension prescribed in (i) above, for every completed year of membership over and above the minimum period of five years. However the total pension amount thus received shall not exceed twice the amount of the minimum pension.
Family Pension Scheme
If a member who is eligible for super annuation pension has deceased, any one of his family members (wife, children below the age of twenty one years, insane children, major unmarried daughter, dependent mother, dependent father) shall be eligible for family pension of an amount equivalent to fifty percent of the eligible pension for the deceased member.

A large number of people are living outside India. Among them a good percentage belongs to lower or middle income group. This large group of middle-lower income group faces many fundamental problems during their life in the Gulf/other foreign countries and and also when they return to their homeland. The saving habits and rehabilitation facilities available to them are not very promising. Similarly a good percentage of Keralites is living outside Kerala but within India for their being. These Non-Resident Keralites (NRKs-India) are also facing similar circumstances as the NRKs abroad. Realising such circumstances, Kerala State came forward with a unique initiative, first of its kind in the country, to setup a welfare fund to provide welfare schemes to NRKs (abroad) and NRKs (in India). Kerala Non-Resident Keralites Welfare Board came in to existence under the Kerala Non-Resident Keralites’ Wlefare Act, 2008 passed in the Legislative Assembly, Government of Kerala. More than eighty five thousand NRKs are members in the welfare fund. NRKs abroad but now returned to India for permanent settlement after at least two years of foreign employment, can also avail membership in this Welfare Fund. The Act envisages many welfare schemes such as pension schemes, family pension schemes, medical aid, death assistance, etc.