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Feb 08, 2013, 09.50 PM IST | Source: PTI

8,000 applications pending for social security pension in HP

8,000 applications pending for social security pension in HP

Shimla, Feb 8 (PTI) 8,000 applications for social security pension (SSP) are pending with Himachal Pradesh Social Justice and Empowerment department and efforts are being made to sanction pension to all eligible persons at the earliest. This was stated by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dhani Ram Shandil here today. The state government has already enhanced social security pension for old age, widows, handicapped and other deprived sections from Rs 450 to Rs 500 per month and more funds would be sought from the government to give enhanced pension to all beneficiaries. At present there are 2,82,552 beneficiaries and people above age of 80 years were getting Rs 800 as social security pension, he added. PTI PCL SMI

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