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Can I receive DBT benefits in my bank account if I am living abroad?

Curious about Direct Benefit Transfer

Can I receive DBT benefits in my bank account if I am living abroad?

No, you cannot receive DBT benefits in your bank account if you are living abroad. The Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme is primarily designed to transfer benefits and subsidies directly to the bank accounts of eligible beneficiaries within India. Therefore, to receive DBT benefits, you need to have an active Indian bank account.

If you are living abroad and wish to avail of government benefits or subsidies, it is recommended to check if there are any specific schemes or provisions for Indian citizens residing outside the country. Some government schemes may have separate processes or channels for disbursing benefits to nonresident Indians (NRIs). You may need to explore the options available through Indian embassies or consulates in your country of residence or contact the relevant government authorities responsible for the specific scheme or subsidy you are interested in.

It's important to note that the availability of benefits and the process for receiving them may vary depending on the specific scheme, your eligibility criteria, and the government's policies. It's advisable to directly reach out to the relevant authorities or consult official government websites for accurate and uptodate information regarding benefits for NRIs living abroad.

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