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
  • Unmarried Sons / Daughters  including widowed / divorced daughters  up to the age of 25 years
  • In cases where the individual leaves behind neither a widow/widower nor a child, widowed or divorced daughter and then parents are entitled to normal rate of Family Pension.
  • Except in the case of spouse, the grant of family pension is subject to the condition of income criteria of Rs.7850/p.m. wef 01/10/2017.
  • Where the children of the deceased earn more than Rs.7850/p.m. or where the parents were not wholly dependant on the Government Servant, no family pension is payable.
  • 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.
  • No nomination facility is available for family pension
  • As per GO 325, family pension is admissible to unmarried/widowed/ divorced daughters and Transgender children of a Government servant who are beyond 25 years with effect from 28/11/2011
  • Dual family pension- As per GO 290,civil family pension is admissible for those families who are already in receipt of Military Family pension with effect from 02/09/2016