The ex-prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, launched various programs under the umbrella of the Ehsaas Program to provide relief to the most vulnerable and poor part of society during the days of COVID-19. Even when the pandemic has gone, Pakistan is facing several huge socio-economic crises among which poverty, inflation, and unemployment are the biggest ones. Considering the situation, even the new government of Pakistan decided to resume the ehsas program so people could get financial support from the government.
If you are also one of those families who are below the poverty line and are suffering financially amidst this skyrocketing inflation, you need to register yourself right now into the ehsas program. There’s no rocket science nor do you need to travel miles or wait in long lines to get yourself registered.
The government has launched the 8171 Check Online portal through which everyone can check his eligibility for almost all the ehsas programs. Everyone who has a stable internet connection and a supporting device can access the portal from the comfort of his home. Wondering how? Keep reading the article to know!
8171 Check online web portal
Check eligibility via the 8171 portal
To check your eligibility online via the 8171 portal, all you need to do is follow the given steps;
One thing which is important to mention here is that the online system has been digitized which in turn enhances efficiency and transparency. The system usually takes two minutes to complete the search and show results about your family’s eligibility in the ehsas program.
Check eligibility via 8171 sms service
If you don’t have access to the internet or a smartphone, there are also some alternate ways to check your eligibility. One of those methods is CNIC check via SMS in which;
In most cases, a team conducts a door-to-door survey to ensure the eligibility of applicants. During the survey, different questions are asked to you and your family members about your financial status, income source, and employment. After verifying your eligibility, the government sends the promised amount (PKR 14000) to your ehsas kafalat account which you can either withdraw from a nearby registration center or biometric ATMs.
Another thing that you might find surprising is that on registering to one of the ehsas programs via the 8171 check online portal, you’ll automatically get registered to all the other ehsas programs. On the other hand, if you are already registered in the Benazir income support program (BISP), there’s no need to check your eligibility via the portal since the government of Pakistan has already registered BISP beneficiaries in the ehsas programs.
Register yourself via 8171 check online portal
After checking your eligibility, the next step is to register yourself to the Ehsas program to get your payment. For registration, you’ll need the following information;
Many of you might not be aware of the NSER survey so let us explain it to you. This survey is conducted by a team of the national socio-economic registry which aims to determine the poverty score of every household. So, if an NSER team has been to your home for the survey, then you must have the following details;
The NSER form no. is not mandatory but it may increase the turnaround time which in turn makes you able to withdraw your money sooner. However, if the NSER team has not been to your location yet, you can still register yourself by typing your CNIC and mobile number. Keep in mind that your CNIC number is the most vital part of the whole ehsas web portal so make sure your CNIC is not expired. If so, visit a nearby NADRA office and renew your CNIC before applying for registration.
Besides the CNIC number, you also need to type the correct mobile number and make sure the mobile number you provide is registered on the given CNIC. If your mobile number won’t be registered on your name or CNIC, chances are your application might be rejected for providing misleading information.
After entering all the required information in the corresponding boxes, click the green submit button which will direct you to a confirmation window. There, you’ll be briefed about your eligibility. If you are considered eligible, you’d be notified to visit the nearest ehsas BISP center to collect your payment. However, if you are considered ineligible, you can’t apply for any ehsas program.
Submit your complaints via 8171 check online portal
Every day, thousands of people check their eligibility or register themselves via the 8171 check online web portal. However, the same portal can also be used to register your complaints about unnecessary deductions, problems in biometric verification, account blockage, incomplete surveys, biometric failures, etc.
After selecting the type of your complaint, you need to enter your full name, CNIC number, mobile number, and complaint details, and click on the submit button. In a couple of days, the corresponding authorities will take action to resolve your complaint properly.
Be aware of scammers
Remember that the official code issued by the government of Pakistan for ehsas program is 8171. So if you receive any message from any other code about your eligibility, consider it completely false and fake. Even though the government is taking strict action with the help of PTA and FIA to track down those scammers who send fake ehsas SMS to people, it’s advised to stay cautious and never pay attention to any SMS that’s being sent from a code other than 8171.
Similarly, on social media, especially Facebook, several statements and videos are viral these days that the government has changed the ehsas code, etc. but all these videos and statements are false.