Old Age Artists Pension Scheme In Andhra Pradesh

old age artists pension provides Rs 500 monthly by andhra pradesh government for those who have dedicated their lives to various forms of artistry
old age artists pension scheme

Unlike traditional professions, many traditional artists such as dancers, drama actors, singers etc, lack the stability of a consistent income, health benefits, or retirement plans throughout their careers. This lack of financial security becomes even more pronounced in their later years.

Recognizing the unique challenges faced by aging artists, the Andhra Pradesh government implementing Old Age Artists Pension plans for artists can help alleviate financial stress who have dedicated their lives to their craft.

Overview of the Old Age Artists Pension:

Scheme NamePension to the old age artists
DepartmentYouth Advancement Tourism and Culture
Pension AmountRs 500 per month
Apply TypeOffline
StateAndhra Pradesh

Eligibility for Artist Pension Scheme AP:

  • Beneficiary must have completed 58 years of age
  • Person should be a professional artist
  • Artist should be the below poverty line
  • Artists should not be a pensioner under any other pension scheme of the State/Central government
  • Citizen must be belongs to A.P.

Required Documents:

Beneficiary should enclosed below mentioned xerox copies of documents with the application

  1. Aadhaar Card
  2. Caste Certificate
  3. Income Certificate
  4. Recent colored passport size photograph of the applicant has been affixed on the application form
  5. Ration Card

Applying Process:

The hard copy of the duly filled-in application form along with all necessary enclosures should be sent to your district YAT&C (culture) office or DPRO office or I&PR department in the collectorate.

Selection Process:

Government of Andhra Pradesh constitutes a committee with the following members to select the beneficiaries at the district level for sanction of old age artist pensions.

Joint CollectorChairman
Joint Director, Social Welfare DepartmentMember
District Tourism OfficerMember
District Public Relation OfficerMember&Convenor

Get Application Format:

The beneficiary should prepare the proforma in English or Telugu as mentioned below and submit it to the above said offices, they will be submitted directly to the government and appropriate action will be taken as per their instructions.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State, ZIP Code]
[Your Phone Number]
[Your Email Address]

The Officer-in-Charge
Pension Department
[Department Name]
[City, State, ZIP Code]

Subject: Application for the Old Age Artists Pension.

Respected Sir/Madam,

I, [Your Name], son/daughter of [Father's Name], resident of [Your Address], write this application to apply for government old age artist pension under the relevant scheme available for eligible citizens. Below are the details required for processing my pension application:

Serial Number: [Please assign a serial number if applicable]

Name: [Your Full Name]

Father's Name: [Father's Full Name]

Age: [Your Age]

Gender: [Your Gender]

Caste: [Your Caste]

Phone Number: [Your Phone Number]

Aadhar Number: [Your Aadhar Number]

Address: [Your Full Address]

Ration Card Number: [Your Ration Card Number]

Income: [Your Income]

I fulfill the eligibility criteria for receiving government pension as per the guidelines laid down by the department. I have attached all the necessary documents, including proof of age, residence, income, and any other relevant documents required for verification purposes. I belong to a [mention any special category if applicable] and have been a law-abiding citizen contributing to the welfare of society to the best of my abilities. However, due to [mention any specific reasons if applicable], I am unable to sustain myself financially, and therefore, seek assistance in the form of a government pension. I assure you that if granted pension, I will utilize it for meeting my basic needs and for healthcare expenses. I understand the responsibility associated with receiving government support and will comply with all the rules and regulations governing the pension scheme. I kindly request you to consider my application at the earliest and provide me with the necessary support. Your timely assistance will be highly appreciated. Thank you for considering my request.

Yours sincerely,

[Your Signature (if sending by post)]

[Your Name]

Frequently Asked Questions:

(Q1). Why all eligible artists must apply for this pension scheme?

Ans: Central sponsored scheme of Rs 6000 monthly to veteran artists based on the recommendation of the culture department of concerned State/UT administration. So that Art Community Pension AP is crucial to artists

(Q2). What type of artists are eligible?

Ans: It recognizes artists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines - from painters to musicians, dancers to actors, sculptors to writers.


The implementation of an old age artists pension scheme offering a 500 rupees monthly stipend is not just a matter of financial support but a gesture of profound respect and recognition for the invaluable contributions of artists to our society.

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