InvestorQ : If a widow gets a deceased employee’s EPS pension, would the children too be receiving some amount of pension?
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If a widow gets a deceased employee’s EPS pension, would the children too be receiving some amount of pension?

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Anusha Savla answered.
3 years ago
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Yes, the surviving children of a deceased member are also eligible for children pension every month in addition to the widow of the deceased receiving pension.

Furthermore, a maximum of two children can get children pension at a rate of 25% of the widow’s pension every month.

According to the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995:

- If there are any surviving children of the deceased member, falling within a definition of family, they shall be entitled to a monthly children pension in addition to the monthly widow/widower pension

- Monthly children pension for each child shall be equal to 25 per cent of the amount admissible to the widow/widower of the deceased member as monthly widow pension payable provided that minimum monthly children pension for each child of the deceased member shall not be less than Rs. 150/- per month

- Monthly children pension shall be payable until the child attains the age of 25 years

- The monthly children pension shall be admissible to maximum of two children at a time and will run from the oldest to the youngest child in that order.

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