(Rules 50 of the AP RPR Rules, 1980)

Family Pension is payable to the family of a Government servant who dies while in service or after retirement.

Family for the purpose of Family Pension means

Category - I

  • Wife / husband
  • Sons/unmarried daughters including widowed/divorced daughters up to the date of his/her marriage/remarriage or till the date he/she starts earning or till the age of 25 years, whichever is the earliest
  • Sons/daughters who are physically/mentally disabled throughout their life subject to certain conditions

Category - II

  • Unmarried/widowed/divorced daughters and parents who were totally dependent on the Government servant while he was alive where the deceased employee left behind neither widow nor child. When unmarried/widowed/divorced daughters and parents are alive the family pension shall be paid first to the widowed/divorced daughters and then to the parents. Father precedes mother

Note: Category II members are eligible only after exhausting all members in Category I.

Except in the case of widow /widower the grant of family pension is subject to ceiling of income of Rs.3350/- per month.

Where the children of the deceased earn not less than Rs.3350/p.m. or where the parents were not wholly dependant on the Government servant, no family pension is payable.

Family pension is normally payable only to one person at a time.

No nomination facility is available for family pension

If the son or daughter is suffering from any disorder or disability of mind or physically crippled or disabled so as to render him unable to earn a living even after the attaining the age of 21 years, family pension is payable for life subject to certain conditions.

Calculation of Family Pension: Family pension is calculated at two rates

Enhanced Rate 

Enhanced Rate of Family Pension is calculated at 50% of emoluments last drawn and in case of death after retirement, it is restricted to the pension admitted to the individual. The enhanced rate of family pension is payable for a maximum period of 7 years and not beyond the notional date on which the deceased would have attained the age of 65 years (Applicable only if service rendered is not less than 7 years)

Normal Rate 

Normal Rate of Family Pension is calculated at 30% of the Emoluments last drawn. Family Pension resulting in a fraction when calculated, is rounded off to the next higher rupee.