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Special Family Pension

Special family pension is granted to the NOK of deceased Army personnel when cause of his death due to injury or diseases accepted is as attributable to aggravated by military service. Covered under category 'B' & 'C' in terms of GOI, MOD letter dt. 31.01.2001.
Special Family pension is not tenable in the types of cases mentioned below:-
  1. If the individual has outlived the normal span of life i.e. if he dies at the age of 60 years or above.
  2. Suicide Cases
  3. If the individual was discharged in Medical category AYE and his death occurs after 10 years period from the date of discharge.
  4. 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.

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