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COVID-19 Cash Transfer for Vulnerable Persons with Disabilities

Amidst uncertainties and hardships brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and especially its economic impacts on the lives of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), many agencies including both national and county government agencies have come together to provide for these minority groups to help them cope during such hard times.

The National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) has come up with a COVID-19 short-term cash transfer set to run from June 2020 to August 2020. Beneficiaries of this initiative are to receive Ksh. 2,000 each, monthly for the three months through mobile money service i.e MPESA, AIRTEL money, and T Cash. The NCPWD targets 100 Persons with Disabilities from every sub-county (constituency).

Who Qualifies?

  • The beneficiary must be a poor and vulnerable person with disabilities.
  • He/she must be a PWD not benefiting from any government cash transfer fund i.e not in the regular Inua Jamii Programme and not benefiting from the multi-agency COVID-19 cash transfer.
  • Must have an active phone number and Kenyan ID (Those requiring a caregiver must provide similar details of the caregiver)
  • Households with multiple vulnerabilities (many persons with disabilities and chronic illnesses) will be given priority
  • Cerebral palsy, mentally handicapped, and bedridden individuals together with other severe cases will also be prioritized.

NCPWD Registration Requirements

  1. People who are already registered with the National Council for Persons with Disabilities are required to either indicate their NCPWD numbers on the application form or attach a copy of the NCPWD ID to the form.
  2. Unregistered people should fill the registration form and submit a letter from their Chief or Sub-chief indicating that they are vulnerable Persons with disabilities and a full photo.

NOTE:

  • The Mobile numbers provided must be registered by the beneficiaries or caregiver themselves thus, matching their full names and identity card numbers.
  • Registration deadline is 6th June 2020

By: Linzer Kibebe

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