- Increase in income limit of Children/Siblings suffering from mental or physical disability for family pension
- Increase from present eligibility income of Rs. 9,000/- per month from sources other than family pension, along with dearness relief
New Delhi, Sept 28, 2021: Ministry of Defence has taken a decision to enhance the income criteria for grant of family pension to children/siblings suffering from mental or physical disability.
Accordingly, such child/sibling shall be eligible for family pension for life, if his/her overall income from sources other than family pension remains less than the entitled family pension at ordinary rate i.e 30% of the last pay drawn by the deceased government servant/pensioner concerned plus the dearness relief admissible thereon, a press statement by PIB stated.
The financial benefit in such cases shall accrue with effect from Feb 8, 2021. Presently, the disabled child/sibling is eligible for family pension if overall monthly income of disabled child/sibling from sources other than family pension is not more than Rs. 9,000/- along with dearness relief thereon.