Government increases the income limit of disabled dependents for family pension

New Delhi: 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 or 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 or 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 or sibling is eligible for family pension if overall monthly income of disabled child or sibling from sources other than family pension is not more than Rs. 9,000/- along with dearness relief thereon.