I was always curious about the reforms of our government to alleviate poverty stricken people of Pakistan. I did some research and came to know about Ehsaas Program introduced by our government to aid families in need of financial help.

Ehsaas Program was an initiative taken by the Government of Pakistan in 2019. Multiple projects were launched under this program and Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) launched in 2008, was also merged in this program. 

I will guide you step by step about the online procedure to check eligibility, apply online and complete a guide about the verification process.

25000 is actually the amount paid to the needy families per month to help them to fulfill their basic necessities. It means if you are registered to this program you will receive twenty-five thousand rupees per month in terms of financial support offered by the Government of Pakistan.

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There are no specific stated criteria to apply for this program but there are a few measures you can take into consideration before checking eligibility by SMS.

  • Your House Locality: In which area you are residing, are you owning the house or living in a rented house?
  • Monthly Income of Households: Check if your monthly income is not enough to provide bread and butter for your family.
  • Number of Family Members: It is important to enter the details of all your family members to ensure your financial status.
  • Valid CNIC: You need to provide your valid CNIC details for your online record.
  • Already Registered: They check if you are already registered or not or have applied for registration and been rejected once.
  • Special Category: If you are a widow, disabled person, orphan or are from disadvantaged community, affected by natural calamity, you are eligible for special category to receive ehsaas cash program.
  • Biometric Verification: For enhanced security and to tackle fraudulent attempts, your fingerprint verification is required.
  • Bank Account Details: Not necessarily, but most often they require your bank account details to check your financial situation.
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You may follow the above stated steps to check your eligibility manually or you can check it by another method. Let’s have a look at step by step SMS process to check if you are eligible for this program:

  • From your mobile Text message option, type your CNIC number without dashes in message
  • Send this message to 8171
  • You will get informed about your eligibility

To apply for this program, following steps should be followed from NADRA’s official website

  • Open official website of NADRA www.nadra.gov.pk
  • Locate “8171 ehsaas web portal” tab
  • Open online form and fill out your information correctly
  • Attach necessary documents required for the application
  • Verify your information before submitting
  • Click “submit” button
  • Wait for a while
  • You will receive an SMS of confirmation containing all other related information about Ehsaas Cash.

These are the simple steps to apply online by your CNIC and check cnic online for your eligibility free of cost and to receive money from BISP 8171 web portal.

If you do not have internet access or Ehsaas Program Center, Ehsaas Program van can help you. Federal Ministry of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety has launched Ehsaas Vans to help people get registered in BISP program and to receive Ehsaas Program money easily. 

The van roams around the city and those who want to register can contact them. They ask some general questions about your family, house and members of family to know your economic or financial situation and then guide you accordingly.

If the van do not come to your area, its still fine and you do not need to worry as there are other methods also to register for Ehsaas Programa 8171.

You can receive your cash from ehsaas tehsil office near you or you can get it from ATM if you have entered details of your bank account by following method

  • Insert your card into ATM
  • Enter your 4 digits passcode or pin code
  • Select Cash withdrawal option
  • Choose “Ehsaas Account” to take cash 
  • Wait until processing time is over
  • Take your cash and statement slip.

If your bank account is not attached to Ahsaas Program, you can also get your money from nearest Ehsaas Tehsil Office

  • Visit Ehsaas Centre
  • They will give you NSER form
  • Fill out the form
  • Show your CNIC
  • Provide other relevant information
  • After verification, you will get Ehsaas Program money

Ehsaas Program is a poverty alleviation program for families suffering from financial crisis. I did research and have provided information about Ehsaas Program 8171 program, eligibility criteria, how to apply and how to receive cash. The application process is simple and easy to follow and can help people to provide necessities to their families.

Ehsaas kafalat program falls under this category. Government issues related amount to deserving families according to their locality and province. Ehsaas Kafalat program is discussed in detail in the separate article.

NSER Ehsaas Program is basically a data collection system launched by NADRA to check the economic status of people registering themselves for Ehsaas Program. It allows people to fill the form provided by NSER and can submit it in nearby NSER Office. 

You can send SMS to 8171 your CNIC number and they will inform you about your eligibility. You can also apply from official NADRA website and then locating 8171 Web portal

BISP offers Rs.25000 to deserving families and monthly Rs.8750/- quarterly which falls under BISP Kafalat program

You can get details of your Ehsaas cash from this website https://8171.bisp.gov.pk/

Ehsaas Program operates by 8171 Web Portal having many other initiatives to serve poor and needy families. To check status, registraton, online apply, getting cash, all has been explained deeply in this article. Ehsaas Program urdu article is also available