New Delhi, September 29, 2021: Ministry of Defence, Government of India 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 this remains less than the entitled at ordinary rate i.e 30% of the last pay drawn by the deceased government servant/pensioner concerned plus the dearness relief admissible thereon.
The financial benefit in such cases shall accrue with effect from 08.02.2021. Presently, the disabled child/sibling is eligible for family pension if the overall monthly income of the disabled child/sibling from sources other than a this is not more than Rs. 9,000/- along with dearness relief thereon.