7th CPC Military Brochure – Category of Dependents
Cat of Dependents
(a) Category I
(i) Widow or widower, upto the date of death or re-marriage, whichever is earlier.
(ii) Son/daughter (incl widowed daughter), upto the date of his/her marriage/re-marriage or till the date he/she starts earning or till the age of 25 years, whichever is earlier.
(b) Category II.
(i) Unmarried/Widowed/Handicapped Son/ Daughter/ Divorced Daughter, not covered by Cat I, upto the date of
marriage/re-marriage or till the date she starts earning or upto the date of death, whichever is earlier.
(ii) Parents who were wholly dependent on the Armed Forces Pers when he/she was alive provided the deceased pers had left behind neither a widow nor a child.
Auth : GoI, MoD (DESW) letter No 17(4)/2008 (2)/D(Pen/Pol) dated 12 Nov 2008.
Family pension to dependent parents, unmarried/divorced/widowed daughter will continue till the date of death of the dependent. The dependency criteria shall be the minimum family pension alongwith dearness relief thereon. Disabled siblings, if dependent on Govt servant, are incl in definition of family for eligibility of Family Pension. Disabled son / daughter unable to earn livelihood are eligible for family pension for life even after marriage.
The childless widow of a deceased pers shall continue to be paid family pension even after her re-marriage subject to the conditions that the family pension shall cease once her indep income from all other sources becomes equal to or higher than the minimum prescribed family pension (Rs 9000 + DR) in the Central Govt.
Auth : GoI, MoD (DESW) letter No 17(4)/ 2008(2)/D(Pen/Pol) dated 12 Nov 2008.