Armed Forces Pension: Good news for personnel! Government makes big change

In what comes as a good news for armed forces personnel, the government has decided to allow Invalid Pension to armed forces personnel with less than 10 years of qualifying service.

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Jul 16, 2020, 03:29 PM IST

In what comes as a good news for armed forces personnel, the government has decided to allow Invalid Pension to armed forces personnel with less than 10 years of qualifying service. The proposal has now been approved by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and the benefit will soon be available for armed personnel. The decision will be implemented for all those armed forces personnel who were in service on or after April 1, 2019.

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Armed Forces Pension: What Ministry Said

Armed Forces Pension: What Ministry Said

The ministry said on Wednesday: “The government has taken a decision to allow invalid pension to armed forces personnel with less than 10 years of qualifying service.”

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Armed Forces Pension: Who gets Invalid Pension

Armed Forces Pension: Who gets Invalid Pension

Invalid pension is granted to the armed forces personnel who are invalided out of service on account of disability which is accepted as Neither Attributable to Nor aggravated (NANA) by Military Service. 

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Armed Forces Pension: Who Is Eligible

Armed Forces Pension: Who Is Eligible

“The proposal has been approved by Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh. Benefit of this decision will be available to those armed forces personnel who were in service on or after 04.01.2019,” the ministry noted.

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Armed Forces Pension: Qualifying service - Then

Armed Forces Pension: Qualifying service - Then

Earlier, the minimum period of qualifying service actually rendered and required for invalid pension was 10 years or more. For less than 10 years of qualifying service, only invalid gratuity was admissible. 

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Armed Forces Pension: Qualifying service - Now

Armed Forces Pension: Qualifying service - Now

The latest approval extends the benefit to several armed personnel whose service is less than ten years and became/become invalided out of service on account of any bodily or mental infirmity which is Neither Attributable to Nor Aggravated (NANA) by Military Service and which permanently incapacitated/incapacitates them from military service as well as civil re-employment.

 

The move will help make such personnel economically sound.