Govt. Introduces ‘Know Your Status’ Portal To Facilitate Applicants of Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program

In order to facilitate applicants as well as vol­unteers of the Ehsaas Emer­gency Cash program and enabling them to check the online status of their applica­tions, the govt. has introduced ‘Ehsaas Emergency Cash – Know Your Status’ portal.

Speaking about this pro-poor initiative for Ehsaas applicants, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation stated,

In the interest of transparency, the final election results of Ehsaas Emergency Cash applications have been announced on the portal after determining eligibility through data analytics and rule-based procedures. All applicants who have registered themselves through 8171 can now easily check their eligibility status by entering Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) CNIC number on the portal. If eligible, they can collect their cash from the nearest Ehsaas payment centers.

The portal has been designed in collaboration with NADRA. The link to the portal is as follows:

Once the eligibility is confirmed through the portal, Ehsaas Emergency Cash applicants can collect cash hand out of Rs. 12,000 from their nearest payment site.

For the ease of recipients, the complete list and addresses of Ehsaas payment sites is available on the website at this link:

The web portal will also allow beneficiaries who are facing problems in their biometric verification to receive payments through designated banks without prior verification from NADRA. Habib Bank in Punjab, Sindh, and Balo­chistan, Bank Alfalah across KP, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kash­mir provide these services to the beneficiaries. Prior to payment collection, all beneficiaries with biometric issues are renotified by Ehsaas through 8171 SMS to receive their due payments directly from banks mentioning bank name, branch address, and date.

A complete list of designated bank branches is given on Ehsaas website at the following link:

Further, to expedite Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments to families of deceased beneficiaries who are eligible, the govt. has come up with a new application mechanism. As part of the new mechanism, families of dead beneficiaries are required to send out an application for payment facilitation in the name of Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation with CNIC details of their dead family member along with those of eligible family member straight to Ehsaas offices at, F-Block, Pak Secretariat, Islamabad.

According to the Ehsaas information portal that gives online and real-time disbursement details under Ehsaas Emergency Cash, so far, over Rs. 160.909 billion has been disbursed among over 13.301 million benefi­ciaries under different categories of Ehsaas Emergency Cash Pro­gram.