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Eligibility of widowed/divorced daughters for family pension


11 Sep, 2013 8:04p.m.

Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions has issued an office memorandum stating that the family pension is payable to the children as they are considered to be dependent on the Government servant/pensioner or his/her spouse. A child who is not earning equal to or more than the sum of minimum family pension and dearness relief thereon is considered to be dependent on his/her parents. Similarly, family pension to a widowed/divorced daughter is payable provided she fulfils all eligibility conditions at the time of death/ineligibility of her parents and on the date her turn to receive family pension comes.

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