Defence Ministry to Give Special Family Pension to NOKs of Armed Force Pensioner
MOD Decides to Give Special Family Pension/Liberalised Family Pension to NOKs of Pensioner on Death Attributable to Military Service
Prior to 17.01.2013, the Next of Kins (NOKs) of Armed Force Pensioner who got re-employed in civil department after getting retired from military service were authorised to draw Ordinary Family Pension (OFP) either from military side or from civil side whichever was beneficial to them in terms of GoI, MoD letter No. 10(6)/92/D(Pens/Sers) dated 28.09.1992.
Vide GoI, MoD letter dated 17.01.2013 & 21.03.2013, it was decided that the families of Armed Forces pensioners who got re-employed in civil departments/military after getting retired from military service and were in receipt of military pension till death, shall be allowed to draw family pension from military side in addition to the family pension, if any, authorised from the re-employed civil department.
The Government has been receiving grievances from various quarters for grant of dual family pension including Special Family Pension/Liberalised Family Pension where death of the re-employed government servant is attributable to government service.
The matter has been examined in the Ministry and now, it has been decided by the Ministry of Defence that Special Family Pension (SFP)/Liberalised Family Pension (LFP), would be admissible on death of a pensioner who was re-employed in military service and if his death is attributable to military service, in addition to Ordinary Family Pension in respect of the previous military/civil service subject to fulfilment of other condition as mentioned in the said Government letter.