People with disabilities can only get access to various special schemes offered by the Government of India if they have a Unique Disability ID (UDID) card. Offered by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, the UDID card is a unique card meant for people with disabilities. It helps them access various benefits offered by the government.

How to apply for a UDID Card?

Here are the steps to apply for a UDID card in India.

  • Go to the UDID web portal and click on the register link to Register. Once you do that, you will be asked four types of details:
  1. Personal Details including Address
  2. Disability Details
  3. Employment Details
  4. Identity Details
  • Then, click on Apply online for Disability Certificate using the PwD logs credentials.
  • After entering the details, you will need to upload a coloured passport photo and other important documents, such as Identity Proof, Income Proof, SC/ST/OBC proof.
  • Submit all the data to the CMO Office/Medical Authority for verification.
  • After you submit the documents, the CMO Office/Medical Authority will verify all your data.
  • Once your documents are verified, the CMO Office/Medical Authority will assign the concerned specialist(s) for assessment.
  • Then, a specialist doctor will assess the disability of PwD and give an opinion on disability.
  • A Medical Board follows this by reviewing the case and assigns disability percentage. The CMO Office prepares Disability Certificate and generates UDID and Disability Certificate.
  • UDID datasheet goes for UDID Card printing and the UDID card will be delivered by post at the address mentioned during online registration.
  • Once applied, you can check the status of the application by clicking on UDID Card Status on the website.

Who can apply for a UDID card?

A UDID card can only be given to those people who qualify as disabled person according to the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995. The following list of disabilities are counted:

  • Blindness. Blindness refers to a condition, where a person suffers from total absence of insight; or visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses, or limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees or worse.
  • Cerebral palsy. This includes a group of non-progressive conditions of a person characterized by abnormal motor control posture resulting from brain insult or injuries occurring in the prenatal, perinatal or infant period of development.
  • Loco-motor disability. Disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy falls under this category.
  • Leprosy-cured. A person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering from loss of sensation in hands or feet, as well as loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eye-lid but with no manifest deformity; or manifest deformity and paresis but having sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to enable them to engage in normal economic activity; or extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him/her from undertaking any gainful occupation, and the expression ‘Leprosy Cured” shall be construed accordingly.
  • Mental retardation. Mental retardation is used to explain conditions of arrested or incomplete development of the mind of a person, which is especially characterized by the subnormality of intelligence.
  • Mental illness. Mental illness is any mental disorder other than mental retardation.
  • Hearing impairment. A condition that results in loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies is termed as hearing impairment.

How to track your UDID application status?

  • Go to the UDID web portal and click on the “Track Your Application Status”.
  • Enter your Enrolment / UDID / Request Number / Mobile Number / Aadhar Number
  • Click on the Go button and your application status will be displayed.

How to renew your UDID Card?

  • Go to the UDID web portal and click on the “Apply for Disability Certificate & UDID Card Renewal”.
  • Fill in all the necessary details along with the Captcha code.
  • Click on the submit button and your application to renew your UDID Card will be submitted.

How to apply for a lost UDID Card?

  • Enter your Enrolment No, UDID No and Birthdate.
  • Click on the submit button and your application for lost UDID Card will be submitted.

Documents Required for UDID Card:

  1. Passport size photograph
  2. Scanned copy of Signature
  3. Address Proof – Aadhaar Card/Driving License/State Domicile, etc.
  4. Identity Proof – Aadhaar Card/PAN Card/Driving License, etc.
  5. Disability Certificate (Issued by Competent Authority)