Defence Ministry increases income limit of disabled dependents for family pension

Defence Ministry increases income limit of disabled dependents for family pension

The defence ministry on Tuesday said it has decided to enhance the income criteria for grant of family pension to children and siblings suffering from mental or physical disability.

At present, a disabled child or sibling of a deceased pensioner is eligible for family pension if his or her monthly income from sources other than family pension is not more than Rs 9,000 along with the dearness allowance component.

The defence ministry on Tuesday said it has decided to enhance the income criteria for grant of family pension to children and siblings suffering from mental or physical disability.

At present, a disabled child or sibling of a deceased pensioner is eligible for family pension if his or her monthly income from sources other than family pension is not more than Rs 9,000 along with the dearness allowance component.

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