The Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program is a financial aid program launched back in the COVID-19 days by the Government of Pakistan under the umbrella of the Ehsaas Program.
The pandemic has impacted the economy of the country and also the earnings of the low-income people who work hard daily to earn their bread and butter.
The main purpose of this Ehsaas program was to provide financial assistance to 12 million low-income families who have been affected pandemic. People lost their jobs and business during the time of the pandemic. The Ehsaas emergency cash program was launched with 12000 rupees monthly for the families as emergency cash to fulfill their needs. But now it has been increased by the special instructions of PM Shahbaz Sharif to 14000 rupees.
The government increased the amount to RS 14000 by considering the current global inflation impact on the economy and also on the earning of the people. The emergency cash program is run by the Benazir income support program (BISP) and the Pakistan Poverty alleviation fund together. The total budget allocated for this program was Rs. 203 billion (approximately $1.4 billion) to help the 12 million people estimated. But the government claims that the number of people who got benefits from this program exceeded the estimated numbers.
The process for registration for this program is very simple and just Required a few steps. The government has announced the second phase of this Ehsaas emergency program in which you will get aid from April to June 2023.
Update: The amount for the previous phase who applied at the start of 2023 will be transferred to the beneficiaries account by the end of April 2023. You can collect your amount or check your status if the amount got transferred.
To check your status and eligibility click here
Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program Registration 8171 Web Portal
First, the beneficiaries need to understand how to apply online for the Ehsaas emergency cash program registration 2023 from the 8171 web portal. Don’t worry the process is very simple and easy to understand.
8171 web portal is the online platform where you can register and check your Ehsaas emergency cash 12000 online registration, eligibility, and all the other details.
You can now also directly complain on WhatsApp’s official number and you will get a response within 24 hours from the department.
Also, read about the Sehat card program.
8171 Portal NADRA gov pk is also can be used for online complaints. If you have any kind of complaint or query about the cash not being received, any staff not giving you the total amount, or any delay from the staff you can complain to that portal. The online portal is very effective and responds timely.
The government has set different phases for the distribution of the amount. Once you get registered you will get the installments on these set phrases.
The amount for the first phase will be distributed within a few days and the next phase amount will release between April to June
The Ehsaas emergency cash program also got international appreciation that how effectively it manages to deliver aid to the beneficiaries. According to the world bank report, this is one of the best fast-growing financial aid program offered by any government and stand in 4th position in this category.
The Eligibility Criteria of Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program
The government has set some basic requirements to register for the Ehsaas emergency Cash program. In order to register you must meet these criteria.
- Low-income households with no more than one earning member.
- People working in any government department.
- Those who had lost their jobs or had their wages reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Families with special needs members, or those with chronic illnesses.
- Already taking benefits from the Ehsaas Kafalat program.
Following persons are strictly not allowed
- A person owns agricultural lands
- Government taxpayer
- Any government employee
- Owner of a car
- Foreign traveler
Note: The amount for the Ehsaas emergency cash program is fixed according to the population number not on the basis of NFC
How To Apply for Ehsaas Cash Program 2023 NADRA
Follow these easy steps to apply for the Ehsaas program
- Send your 14-digit CNIC number to the 8171 portal.
- If your ID card is expired or blocked you must need to renew it first or unblock it for Ehsaas Program.
- If your name is already in the NSER survey then you don’t need to apply again just check your ID card and wait for the confirmation message.
- After sending a message to 8171 wait for the confirmation message which can take some hours.
- You also need to have some balance to send the message.
Ehsaas Emergency Cash Finger Print Error Solution
On the 8171 web portal, lots of complaints are coming regarding biometric verification or fingerprint errors. Do these steps prior to the thumb impression on the device to avoid any errors.
- Properly clean and wash your hands.
- Use any cream or Vaseline.
- Clean the device.
- Properly place your fingers on the sensors and hold them for a few seconds.
Frequently Asked Questions