Special Family Pension
Special Family pension is not tenable in the types of cases mentioned below:-
- If the individual has outlived the normal span of life i.e. if he dies at the age of 60 years or above.
- Suicide Cases
- If the individual was discharged in Medical category AYE and his death occurs after 10 years period from the date of discharge.
- Missing Cases.
Rate of Special Family Pension
It will be calculated at the uniform rate of 60% of Reckonable Emoluments ( pay including classification allowance, stagnation increment if any last drawn ) subject to a minimum of Rs 7000/- p.m. irrespective of whether widow has child(ren) or not. There shall be no maximum ceiling on Special Family Pension.
In case when children become the beneficiary, the Special Family Pension at the same rate (i.e. 60% of Reckonable Emoluments) shall be admissible to the senior most eligible child till he/she attains the age of 25 years or upto the date of his/her marriage whichever is earlier. Thereafter Special Family pension shall pass on to the next eligible child.
Period of Grant
|Widow||till her widowhood|
|Son||till 25 years of his age or up to the date of his marriage whichever is earlier|
|Daughter||till 25 years of her age or up to the date of her marriage whichever is earlier.|
|Son (if cripple)||for life or marriage or earns his livelihood which ever is earlier|
|Daughter (if cripple)||for life. But if she gets married or earns livelihood the pension will be stopped|
|Father (50 years of age and above)||for life|
Special Family Pension
Such children are eligible to get family pension for life. The claim should be supported with a medical certificate furnished by a medical officer not below the rank of civil surgeon showing the percentage of disability and that he / she is unable to earn his livelihood due to that disabilityif there are more than one such son or daughter suffering from disorder/disability the family pension shall be payable in the following order:
- Firstly to the son, and if there are more than one son, the younger of them will get the family pension only after the lifetime of the elder.
- Secondly to the daughter and if there are more than one daughter, the younger of them will get the family pension only after the lifetime of the elder. A daughter shall be ineligible for family pension from the date she gets married
Special Family Pension : Division of
The award of Special Family Pension is for the benefit of the entire family. If the recipient of a special family pension refuses to contribute proportionately towards the support of other eligible heirs in the family who were dependant on the deceased soldier or if the pension is in the name of person who is not devoted to the interest of the family a competent authority may on the basis of the investigation report rendered by the Recruiting Organisation, divide at his discretion the family pension among eligible heirs.The competent authority may order similar division at the time of initial grant if its found that the nominated heir is not living with other eligible heir or is not willing to contribute based on the initial investigation.
The division shall hold good only for the period during which the pension is payable to the original recipient under the regulations governing its grant.If during this period, one of the parties of the division (other than original recipient) is disqualified or dies his or her share shall be restored to the original recipient if he or she is the only one living or shall be divided among the remaining recipients if there are more than one.
Special Family Pension : Transfer of
Special Family Pension: Second Life Award
Special Family Pension on Remarriage of Widow
- If S.F.P. is Sanctioned to the widow-
(a) If widow has children and continues to support them after remarriage Full Special Family pension to continue to widow ( b) If she does not support children after remarriage
- ordinary Family Pension equal to 30% of emoluments last drawn to the remarried widow
- 50% of S.F.P.to the eligible children.
(c) If widow has no children Full SFP to continue to widow
- Where 1st life award is sanctioned to parents
a) If widow continues to support children after remarriage or has no issues (i) 50% of S.F.P. to parents
(ii) 50% of S.F.P. to widow
(b) If widow does not support children after remarriage are supported by the parents (i) Full S.F.P. to parents
(ii) O.F.P. to widow
(c) If children are not supported either by the remarried widow or the parents (i) 50% S.F.P. to parents
(ii) 50% S.F.P. to eligible children
(iii) O.F.P. to widow
(d) On death or disqualification of parents and the widow supports the children or has no issues Full S.F.P. to widow (e) On death or disqualification of parents and the widow does not support the children (i) Full S.F.P. to eligible children
(ii) O.F.P. to widow