Mental Retardation

Benefits for Disabled

Central and State Governments extend various facilities and benefits to parents of mentally retarded children so that they find it easier to take care of such children. For each of the following facilities,
the correct position can be found by contacting the concerned authorities.

Railway travel: Railways give concession in fares up to 75% to both mentally retarded persons and their escorts.

Air travel: Air India gives concession in fares while other airlines offer assistance for transfer and on-board services.

Road Travel: Maharashtra ST gives upto 75% concession on ordinary buses to the retarded person and their escort. Educational Allowance: Central Government employees get a reimbursement of expenses incurred by parents on education of the mentally retarded child.

Income Tax: Deductions are available for expenses incurred for medical treatment, training and rehabilitation of mentally retarded persons. Parents of such children can avail of such deductions from their income. For uptodate figure of permissible deduction, please consult Income Tax consultants.

Postings: Parents of mentally retarded children, employed with Central or State Government are allowed posting at a place from which they could take care of their retarded children.