Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Age Limit for Senior Citizens Facilities

The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 defines 'Senior Citizen' as a person who has attained the age of 60 years or above.
  • The Act provides for claim for maintenance allowance; geriatric and health care; shelter and protection of life and property.
  • The Act comes into force upon notification by individual State Governments.
  • 22 States and all Union Territories have notified the Act so far.
  • The Act is not applicable to the State of Jammu & Kashmir.
  • The remaining 5 States have already been requested to notify the Act.

This information was given by Shri. D. Napoleon, the Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.

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