Our society lay great importance on giving care and protection to parents and elderly.
Withering of the joint family system has led to the challenges faced by elderly.
Nowadays they are forced to live alone and are exposed to various kinds of problems such as lack of physical, social, emotional, and financial support.


Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act- 2007

To overcome such difficulties and to be able to face new challenges, the Government of India has enacted this law in the fifty- eighth year of republic so as to provide maintenance and protection to parents and senior citizens.
This was a initiative of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, enacted in 2007.

This law was for providing more effective provision for maintenance and welfare of parents and senior citizens.

This Act make it a legal obligation for children and heirs to provide maintenance to senior citizens and parents in the form of monthly allowance.



This Act provides in-expensive and speedy procedure to claim monthly maintenance for parents and senior citizens.

This Act casts obligations on children to maintain their parents/grandparents and also the relative of the senior citizen to maintain such senior citizens.

The main attraction of this Act is there are provisions to protect the life and property of such persons.

This Act also provides setting up of old age homes for providing maintenance to the indigent senior citizens and parents.

This Act extends to the whole of India except Jammu and Kashmir state.



CHILDREN- Include son, daughter, grandson, grand daughter but does not include a minor.
MAINTENANCE-  Includes provision for food, clothing, residence, medical attendance and treatment.
PARENT- means father or mother whether biological, adoptive or step father or step mother, whether or not father or mother is a senior citizen.
SENIOR CITIZEN- means an Indian who attained the age of 60 years or above.
RELATIVE- means any legal heir of childless senior citizen who is not a minor and is in possession of or would inherit his property after his death.
WELFARE- means provision for food, healthcare, recreation centers and other amenities necessary for senior citizens.

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