The “Unique Disability ID for Persons with Disabilities” (Unique Disability ID-Physical Handicapped Certificate) project is actively working towards establishing a National Database for the physically handicapped and distributing a Unique Disability Identity Card to every disabled person.

This initiative aims to promote transparency, efficiency, and the convenient delivery of government benefits to people with disabilities while maintaining consistency. Additionally, it will facilitate the monitoring of the physical and financial progress of beneficiaries at various implementation levels, including the village, block, district, state, and national levels.

If you looking for how to get a Physical Handicapped Certificate, then this article will help you out. Let’s dive into it.


The aim of this project is to empower physical Handicapped (PwDs) to acquire the new (Physical Handicapped Certificate) UDID card/Disability Certificate so that they can access various schemes and benefits.

Know your Medical Authority

To know your medical authority, you need to select your state, UT, and district where you reside. Find out your Medical Authority click on the link . and you will find below pages

Physical Handicapped Certificate

Application Process For Physical Handicapped Certificate

Who can apply?

According to the 1995 Persons with Disabilities Act, only specific types of disabilities are eligible to apply for the UDID Card.

List of Disabilities:

1. Blindness: “Blindness” is a condition that encompasses the following situations in a person

  • Complete absence of sight.
  • Visual acuity not surpassing 6/60 or 20/200 (Snellen) in the better eye even with corrective lenses.
  • A restricted field of vision, measuring an angle of 20 degrees or less.

2. Cerebral Palsy: “Cerebral Palsy” refers to a set of non-progressive conditions in a person. These conditions are marked by abnormal motor control and posture due to brain insults or injuries that happen during the pre-natal, peri-natal, or infant stages of development.

3. Locomotor Disability: “Locomotor Disability” refers to a condition involving disability in the bones, joints, or muscles, resulting in a significant limitation of limb movement or any variation of cerebral palsy.

  • Leprosy-cured: A “leprosy-cured person” refers to an individual who has recovered from leprosy but experiences one of the following conditions:
  • Loss of sensation in the hands or feet and loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eyelid, without any obvious deformity.
  • Obvious deformity and paresis, but with sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to participate in regular economic activities.
  • Severe physical deformity combined with advanced age, which hinders them from pursuing any gainful occupation. The term “Leprosy Cured” should be interpreted accordingly.

4. Low vision: “Low vision” refers to an individual with a visual impairment that persists even after receiving standard refractive correction. However, this person can or has the potential to utilize their vision with the aid of suitable assistive devices for planning or carrying out tasks.

5. Mental Retardation: “Mental retardation” refers to conditions where a person’s mental development is halted or incomplete, notably marked by below-average intelligence.

6. Mental Illness: “Mental illness” pertains to any mental disorder, excluding mental retardation.

7. Hearing Impairment: “Hearing Impairment” indicates a loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear within the conversational range of frequencies.

How To apply For Physical Handicapped Certificate

Click Apply online, fill online application, attach scanned copy of required documents.

  • Individuals with Disabilities Holding a Disability Certificate Already (Whose data is available in the UDID Portal): All people with disabilities who have received a Disability Certificate can visit To retrieve your information, search using your Beneficiary ID/State ID or Aadhaar Number (if linked). Once you have your details, complete the application form and submit it.

  • Individuals with Disabilities Holding a Disability Certificate Already (Whose data is not in the UDID Portal): Click on “Apply online,” fill out the application as if it’s a new application, and choose the option “Do you have a Disability Certificate? Yes” in the Disability Details section. Provide the required information and submit your application.

  • Individuals with Disabilities Without a Disability Certificate: Click on “Apply online,” select the option “Do you have a Disability Certificate? No” in the Disability Details section while filling out the application, and then submit your application.

To Get Physical Handicapped Certificate Personal Details and Required Documents

To Get Physical Handicapped Certificate you need to produce all these below documents

  1. Personal Details including Address.

  2. Disability Details.

  3. Employment Details.

  4. Identity Details.

  5. Scanned copy of recent color photo.

  6. Scanned image of signature (Optional).

  7. Scanned copy of Address Proof (Aadhar/Driving License/State Domicile etc).

  8. Scanned copy of Identity Proof (Aadhar Card/PAN Card/Driving License etc).

  9. Scanned copy of Disability Certificate (Only for those Persons with Disability who have been issued Disability Certificate by the competent Authority).

UDID Card Apply Online Application Process

  • भारत सरकार के पोर्टल पर logIn करें
  • Apply for Disability Certificate & UDID Card पर click करें
  • पेज Open हो जायेगा

Track status of application

Download your e-Disability Card & e-UDID Card

  • To download e-Disability Card and e-UDID Card, Click here. You need to login to access the facility.

Disability Certificate & UDID Card Renewal

  • To renew disability certification and UDID Card, Click here.

Apply for Lost UDID Card

Source : Unique Disability ID portal

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Contact Information

Given below are the contact information which you can use in case you have any query related to UDID Card:

  • Address – Shri Vineet Singhal, Director
  • Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
  • Room No. 517, B-II Block, Antyodaya Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003
  • Helpline Number – 011-24365019
  • WhatsApp Number – 91-93549-39703
  • Email Address –



  1. Can I use my UDID card to buy a train ticket?

No, you can’t buy train ticket through UDID card. For people with disabilities to book railway tickets at discounted rates on the IRCTC online or at reservation counters, they must have Railway Orthopedically Handicapped Identity Card

  1. Can I use my UDID card anywhere in India?

Yes, the UDID card would be accepted throughout India as proof for people with disabilities.

  1. Is a UDID card required?

On May 5, 2021, through Gazette Notification SO 1736(E), the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) in the Government of India mandated that starting from June 1, 2021, all States and Union Territories (UTs) must exclusively provide Disability Certificates through online means utilizing the UDID Portal.

  1. Is a UDID card sent to my home?

Yes the UDID cards will be sent through Seed Post to given home address provided during online registration and you can download through online portal.

  1. How long does it take to obtain a UDID certificate?

The UDID card will be distributed within 10 days of registration & will be sent through Seed Post within 1 Month.

  1. Who introduced the UID card?

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, introduced the UDID Project in 2016.

  1. How long is a permanent UDID card valid?

 If a disabled person is aged 35 or older, the card they receive has permanent validity. However, for children under 35 with disabilities, the card needs to be renewed every five years. If the disability is permanent, there is no need for further medical testing.

  1. What number of digits or characters is on the UDID card?

The UDID card comprises a total of 18 characters or digits, with each segment serving a specific purpose. The first two characters represent the State Code, the next   two digits represent the district code, the subsequent single digit represents the CMO code, the following two digits indicate the disability type, the subsequent four digits   indicate the year of birth of the person with a disability (PwD), the next six digits serve as the running number, and the final digit is included as a checksum for security    purposes.

  1. After the issuance of my UDID card, will I receive a message with the speed post tracking number?

Yes, after the card has been sent out for delivery from postal speed Post service.

  1. Is an Aadhar number required to obtain a UDID card?

Yes, currently, an Aadhar number required to obtain a UDID card.

  1. Which state and central government departments provide benefits to PwDs who possess UDID cards?

The Social Welfare Department, which handles disability, matters at the state level, and the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) at the national level are the responsible authorities for offering benefits to individuals with   UDID cards who have disabilities.

  1. Is a PwD allowed to generate their UDID card in various states or districts?

No, The PwDs are only allowed to generate their UDID card from their resident district or at the government hospitals where they are receiving treatment.


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