Disability Certificate

The Disability Certificate acts as identity proof for persons suffering from certain disabilities. Under the Right of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 a ‘person with disability’ is defined as a “person with long term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairment which, in interaction with barriers, hinders their full and effective participation in society equally with others”.

Different processes require different kinds of documents. So, let’s find the ones you need.

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Where can I use it?

It can be used to avail benefits of scholarship schemes for students with disabilities, reservation in government jobs, loan for starting own business, group insurance for government employees with disabilities, unemployment allowance to educated disabled persons, etc.

How do I get it?

You can get your Disability Certificate online or in person.

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When can I collect it?

The Disability Certificate is issued within 10 – 15 days and can be collected from the office of the Chief Medical Officer/Medical authority. You can also download your e-Disability Card & e-Unique Disability Identity Card using this link

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Can I make corrections to it?

Yes, you can get the information updated/corrected on your certificate in person.

Where else can you get a Disability Certificate?

Unfortunately, there are no alternative sources for issuing the Disability Certificate.

What if I lose it?

You first need to file a report with the police. Once done, you can submit a copy of the report along with an affidavit and address/identity proof to the nearest Chief Medical Officer/Medical authority. They can then issue a duplicate copy of your Ration Card. You can register your request online as well.

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