Special Correspondent

TIRUCHI: Unemployed disabled persons who wish to avail monthly unemployment assistance given by the Government have been asked to appear at the District Employment Office along with the relevant certificates.

Collector T.Soundiah, in a press release, said the government has ordered the sanction of unemployment assistance to jobless persons with all kinds of disabilities. Candidates should be either physically disabled, hearing impaired, or mentally ill. They should have registered their educational qualifications with the District Employment Office and their name should be in the live registry for at least a year. Candidates from Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes should be more than 45 years in age, while others should be more than 40 years. Their annual family income should be less than Rs.50,000. They should not be employed, self-employed or a full-time student of an educational institution. They should be a resident of the State for at least 15 years. Those who wish to avail the assistance should submit a comprehensive certificate.