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How to Get Disability Certificate in Punjab

Last update: May 01, 2019

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What is disability certificate: Disability certificate is an authentic document / registration certificate issued by the government included findings and recommendation of the District Assessment Board about nature of disability of Persons with Disability (PwD).

To facilitate PwDs for issuance of Disability Certificate, Government of the Punjab, Pakistan has established Disability Assessment Boards at each District Headquarter (DHQ) Hospital in all over Punjab under Social Welfare and Bait ul Maal Department (Provincial Council for the Rehabilitation of Disable Persons - PCRDP). The Disability Assessment Board consists of Medical Superintendent, Doctors of the hospital and Government Officers of Punjab Social Welfare Department.

Who is Eligible for Disability Certificate?

Any person with disability as per definition given in Disable Persons (Employment & Rehabilitation)(Amendment) Act, 2012 can apply for disability certificate.

Certificate Validity: Both types of temporary or permanent disability certificate are issued.

How to Apply for Disability Certificate in Punjab

  1. Get a prescribed Disability Form from Social Welfare Office located in DHQ Hospital or Office of Deputy Director Social Welfare in your city. The person with disability has to submit back that prescribed Form duly filled up with requisite information and documents attested by a Gazetted Officer.
  2. Social Welfare Officer will prepare the case and schedule a meeting of Medical Board to assess the validity and types of disability in respect of PwD.
  3. Disable Person himself has to appear before Medical Board on the given date & time.
  4. The Medical Board checks the disable person medically to identify his/ her disability
  5. Medical Board defines the type and nature of disability.
  6. If Medical Board recommends, the disability certificate is issued by Social Welfare Department in favor of the person with disability.
  7. Disability certificate can be collected from the Office of Deputy Director Social Welfare after given date.

Information Required to Fill up Disability Form

  1. Name of disable person with parentage and spouse name (if any)
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Qualification detail.
  4. Cause of disability
  5. Address of handicapped person

Document Required for Disability Certificate

  1. Filled application proforma
  2. Copy of CNIC or B Form in case of age less than 18 years
  3. Educational degree / certificate (if any)
  4. Two Photos (passport size)

How to Make Disability Certificate in Lahore

Handicapped persons, domiciled in Lahore - Pakistan, can make their disability certificate from two government hospitals namely Services Hospital, Jail Road, Lahore and Munshi Hospital, Sagian Wala Bypass, Daata Ganj Bakhsh Town, Lahore.

What If Disability Certificate is Lost

If your disability certificate has been lost and nowhere to be found, it can be rearranged. You will have to apply to the Social Welfare Office and pass through prescribed steps again to get new disability certificate. The required documents are same with addition of a copy missing report with police station.

  1. Register an FIR about missing of your disability certificate in the relevant police station.
  2. Visit Social Welfare Office with the copy of FIR to take disability Form.
  3. Submit the Form with requisite documents.
  4. Appear before Disability Assessment Board on given date and time.
  5. You will be issued new disability certificate on the recommendation of the board.

General Information

  1. Disability Certificate is issued without any fee
  2. Certificate is issued for both "Permanent" and "Temporary" Disability.
  3. Handicapped can apply for Disability Certificate only at that DHQ Hospital in the District where they are resident of.
  4. Only Pakistani persons with disability can apply for disability certificate

Abbreviations:

PwD: PwD stands for Person with Disability.
DHQ: DHQ stands for District headquarter.
PCRDP: PCRDP stands for Provincial Council for the Rehabilitation of Disable Persons





ABOUT THE AUTHOR: BINTEY ALI
Bintey Ali is a teacher in public sector institute. She has thrill of teaching and welfare.




Comments

Posted by Tariq

Does Social Welfare Department allow Non-Pakistani-Residents to apply for Disability Certificate?

Posted by Bintey Ali

No, only Pakistani are eligible to apply

Posted by Tariq

Who is authorized to issue Disability Certificate Punjab?

Posted by Bintey Ali

In Punjab, District Assessment Boards (DAB) of the concerned Districts is an authority to issue Disability Certificate.

Posted by Razzaq

PCRDP Punjab address please?

Posted by ameer hamza

speech and language problem type of disability

Posted by aamir

as per criteria mentioned above for disability certificate if person who is disable cannot travel from one city to other city for assessment then which procedure should be adopted ?

Posted by Bintey Ali

I think, no need to travel from one city to another. Just visit District Headquarter Hospital of your District/City. The social welfare office in your district will facilitate you fully.

Posted by Usama sattar

Kia aik eye ki waja se bn skti hai Jo bacpan mein damage full hogai reply must

Posted by Bintey Ali

Respected Usama Sattar, Agar kissi ki aik aankh damage ho aur dosree 100% theek ho tu disability certificate nahi milta.

Posted by Mohsin

I'd applied for my disability certificate before couple of years ago, but didn't collect due to some reasons.
Now, from where i can get my disability certificate?
Please help.

Posted by Bintey Ali

You can contact at Office of the Deputy Director Social Welfare of your district where you have applied.

Posted by Nadeem Munawar

Mera disability certificate 1999 me manually banna he. Nowadays computerized bun rahe hein.
How can I replace this certificate as computerised?
Complete procedure or ......

Posted by Firdous akhter

Kya sunnai kam daine ki soorat main disability certificate mila jta hai.my age 42 aur sunnai kam daina strt ho ghya hai?

Posted by Adnan Sheikh

Asalamoalikum sir hope u r fine, sir I m disable person for shoulder I have a normal ID card now I can make a disable of card also certificate plz app bata dain gay kay kasay mil Sakta ha,
Regards Adnan Sheikh

Posted by Adeel Ahmed

SIr Night blindness Fall in Catgoery oF PERSON WITH DISABILITY?

Posted by Mujahid Abbas

I have an extra finger. I applied in pak army and asf but they rejected me due to extra finger. Am I eligible to get disabled person certificate.



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