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Entitlement of Pensionary and other benefits due to Medical Release under the Armed Forces Regulations

Benefits of Pension is described with analysis of different types of cases :

Case : Sheltered appointment not granted by OC Unit however individual is willing to continue in service

On placement of permanent low medical category, you may be asked to opt either for continuation of service or express unwillingness for further service. In case of of your willingness for continue in service with sheltered appointment but your CO has not granted /recommended for further service, you will be discharged from service and your Discharge will be treated as medical invalidment as per Regulation 95 of PRA 2008 Part-I. Similar provision is also exist for Navy and AF personnel. For updates on Disability pension please read the Disability Pension Section of this website.

In such case you are entitled to get following benefits based on type of your disability.

Condition –I : In such case if your disability is aggravated or attributable to military service or both, you are entitled to get following benefits. There is no condition of minimum service for grant of following benefits as per Reg 81 of PRA 2008 Part-I

(a) Disability element – 1% disability will be broadbanded to 50%.

Amount of disability pension in 100% disability = 30% of Emoluments

(Emolument = Basic Pay + MSP + Class Pay + Gp X Pay)

(b) Service element – 50% of pay last drawn (Emoluments)

Condition –II : If your disability is Not aggravated and Not attributable to military service, you are entitled to get Invalid Pension if your service is 10 years or more but less than 15 yrs (for PBOR) as per Reg 81 of PRA 2008 Part-I. If you have rendered 15 years or longer service, you will be awarded service pension only. Invalid pension for less than 10 years service is also applicable if the disability is fully incapacitated for military and civil employment as per extended Govt order of July 2020.

In this case also your Discharge will be treated as medical invalidment as per Regulation 95 of PRA 2008 Part-I. Similar provision is also exist for Navy and AF personnel.

In such case you are entitled to get following benefits based on type of your disability.

Condition –I : In such case if your disability is aggravated or attributable to military service or both, you are entitled to get following benefits. There is no condition of minimum service for grant of following benefits as per Reg 81 of PRA 2008 Part-I

(a) Disability element – 1% disability will be broadbanded to 50%.

Amount of disability pension in 100% disability = 30% of Emoluments

(Emolument = Basic Pay + MSP + Class Pay + Gp X Pay)

(b) Service element – 50% of pay last drawn (Emoluments)

Condition –II : If your disability is Not aggravated and Not attributable to military service, you are entitled to get Invalid Pension if your service is 10 years or more but less than 15 yrs (for PBOR) as per Reg 81 of PRA 2008 Part-I. If you have rendered 15 years or longer service, you will be awarded service pension only. Invalid pension for less than 10 years service is also applicable if the disability is fully incapacitated for military and civil employment as per extended Govt order of July 2020.

Case : Recruits Invalided Medical Board out during Training Period

In such case you are entitled to get following benefits based on type of your disability. Medical Boarded Recruits are also to be treated as Exserviceman subject to grant of any kind of pension.

Condition –I : In such case if your disability is aggravated or attributable to military service or both, you are entitled to get following benefits. There is no condition of minimum service for grant of following benefits as per Reg 81 of PRA 2008 Part-I

(a) Disability element – 1% disability will be broadbanded to 50%.

Amount of disability pension in 100% disability = 30% of Emoluments

(Emolument = Basic Pay + MSP + Class Pay + Gp X Pay)

(b) Service element – 50% of pay last drawn (Emoluments)

Condition –II : If your disability is Not aggravated and Not attributable to military service, you are entitled to get Invalid Pension as per Regulation 82 of PRA 2008 Part -I. Invalid pension for recruits are also applicable if the disability is fully incapacitated for military and civil employment as per extended Govt order of July 2020.

Non Entitled cases:

If your disability is NA NA and length of service is less than 10 Years and unfit only for Military Service, you are entitled to get only invalid gratuity.

In addition in all pension entitled cases, you will get these benefits also :

Terminal benefits

  1. Pension
  2. Gratuity
  3. Commutation
  4. Leave Encashment
  5. AGIF Maturity/coverage
  6. Exserviceman Status
  7. ECHS Benefit
  8. CSD Benefit.
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