Eligibility of divorced daughters for grant of family pension – clarification regarding – DOPT Orders – PDF

No. 1/13/09 – P&PW (E)

Government of IndiaMinistry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions

Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare clarification.

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,

Khan Market, New Delhi,

19th July, 2017.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Eligibility of divorced daughters for grant of family pension – clarification regarding.








Provision for grant of family pension to a widowed/divorced daughter beyond the age of 25 years has been made vide OM dated 30.08.2004. This provision has been included in clause (iii) of sub-rule 54 (6) of the CCS (Pension), Rules, 1972.

2. As indicated in Rule 54(8) of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, the turn of unmarried children below 25 years of age comes after the death or remarriage of their mother/father, i.e., the pensioner and his/her spouse. Thereafter, the family pension is payable to the disabled children for life and then to the unmarried / widowed / divorced daughters above the age of 25 years.








3. It was clarified, vide this department Office Memorandum of even number, dated 11th September, 2013, that the family pension is payable to the children as they are considered to be dependent on the Government servant / pensioner or his/her spouse. A child who is not earning equal to or more than the sum of minimum family pension and dearness relief thereon is considered to be dependent on his/her parents. Therefore, only those children who are dependent and meet other conditions of eligibility for family pension at the time of death of the Government servant or his/her spouse, whichever is later, are eligible for family pension. If two or more children are eligible for family pension at that time, family pension will be payable to each child on his/her turn provided he/she is still eligible for family pension when the turn comes.

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