Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to Family Pensioners — date of eligibility regarding
Government Of India Ministry Of Personnel,
Public Grievances & Pensions
Department Of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, dated the 2nd May, 2014
Subject: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to Family Pensioners — date of eligibility regarding.
The undersigned is directed to say that instructions for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs. 100/- per month to Pensioners/Family Pensioners residing in areas not covered under CGHS were issued vide this Department’s 0.M.No.45/57/97- P&PW(C) dated 19.12.1997, 24.08.1998, 30.12.1998 and 17.04.2000. Instructions were issued vide this Department’s O.M. No. 4/25/2008 P&PW(D) dated 26.05.2010 for enhancement of the amount of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs. 100/- to Rs. 300/- p.m. w.e.f. 1.9.2008.
2. It may take some time in completion of formalities and process for sanction of family pension after death of existing pensioner/family pensioner. Representations have been received in this Department that, the Fixed Medical Allowance to the subsequent family pensioner is allowed by some departments/organizations from the date of authorization of Family Pension. In such cases, the family pensioner does not receive the Fixed Medical Allowance for the period from the date of eligibility till the date of authorization of family pension.
3. The matter has been examined in this Department. It is clarified that in cases where the existing pensioner/family pensioner was in receipt of Fixed Medical Allowance, the family pensioner next-in-line may be allowed Fixed Medical Allowance from the same date from which he becomes eligible for family pension, if he/she otherwise fulfills the conditions for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India