This falls broadly under 2 categories:

Category – I

Eligible members are:

  • Spouse
  • Sons, daughters

Family pension is payable

  • In the case of spouse until he/she remarries/dies.
  • In the case of sons till he attains 25 years or he starts earning his livelihood whichever is earlier.
  • In the case of daughters till she gets married or attains 25 years or starts earning her livelihood whichever is earlier.
  • In the case of physically or mentally disabled son for lifetime subject to certain conditions
  • In the case of physically or mentally disabled daughter for lifetime subject to certain conditions. .

Category – II

  • Dependent unmarried (beyond 25 yrs of age)/widowed/divorced daughters:
  • Dependent parents:

Eligible only when they were dependent on the pensioner / family pensioner while they were alive

Note: Category II members are eligible for Family Pension only after exhausting all the members in Category I. 

Family Pension:

Is payable at enhanced rates to the family when the Government servant dies while in service or pensioner dies before 65 years of age or within 7 years from the date of retirement.  Thereafter family pension is paid at normal rates.  (Ref: Rule 50 of TS RPRs 1980)