National Safety Net Program

Cash Transfer for Persons With Severe Disabilities (PWSD-CT)

The Cash Transfer for Persons With Severe Disabilities (PWSD) was launched in June 2011.

It targets adults and children with severe disabilities, who require full time support of a caregiver.

The programme seeks to enhance the capacities of care givers through cash transfers and as such, improve the livelihoods of persons with severe disabilities as well as reduce negative impact of disability on households.

Objectives

  • To strengthen the capacities of parents and children with disabilities,
  • Improve the livelihoods of parents and children with disabilities,
  • Alleviate integrated poverty among parents and children with disabilities.

Coverage

PWSD is a national programme that covers beneficiaries in all the counties

Currently(2015/16 FY) the programme covers 45,505 households.

Amount paid

KES 2,000 per household per month delivered every two months through appointed payment agents - currently the Kenya Commercial Bank and Equity Bank.

Eligibility

Households with a person with severe disability and who needs:

  • Permanent care including feeding, toiletry, protection from danger from themselves and from other persons and the environment and thus, require intensive support on a daily basis.
  • Must be poor
  • Beneficiary/household must not be enrolled in any other Cash Transfer programme
  • A member of the household must not be receiving any pension and/or regular income

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