To whom it is payable

  • When a Government Servant dies while in service or after retirement, family pension is payable to the Family.
  • The Family for the purpose of Family Pension means –
    • Wife / husband
    • Son until he attains the age of 21 years
    • Unmarried daughter until she attains the age of 24 years or until she gets married, whichever is earlier
    • In cases where the individual leaves behind neither a widow/widower nor a child, then parents are entitled to normal rate of Family Pension.
    • Family pension is payable only to one person at a time except in respect of twin children and more than one widow, if the Government servant is a Muslim and in respect of others, family pension is payable to the legal wife and the children of other wives, in case of illegal marriages.
    • Dual family pension- family pension is admissible for those families who are already in receipt of Military Family pension with effect from 02/09/2016