Important Rules related to Family Pension – Rule 21 to 25
“75 important rules related to Family pension” with a view to creating awareness among elderly pensioners.
21. Is a post-retiral spouse eligible for family pension?
Yes, a post retrial spouse is also eligible for family pension.
22. When does the turn of a child come for grant of family pension?
A child becomes eligible for family pension if the deceased Government servant is not survived by a widow or widower or the widow or widower dies or becomes ineligible for family pension (due to remarriage).
23 . What happens if the Government servant or pensioner leaves behind more children than one?
Where a deceased Government servant or pensioner leaves behind more children than one, family pension to the children shall be payable in the order of their birth and the younger of them will not be eligible for family pension unless the elder next above him/her has become ineligible for the grant of family pension.
24. How is family pension paid to a minor child?
Where family pension is granted to a minor, it shall be payable to the guardian on behalf of the minor.
25. When does the turn of a child suffering from a disability come for grant of family pension?
If a child suffering from disability is one among two or more children of the Government servant, the family pension shall be initially payable to the children below the age of 25 years in the order set out above until the last child attains the age of twenty-five and thereafter the family pension shall be resumed in favour of the son or daughter suffering from a disability. Family pension shall be payable to such a child, for life.