Social Security Survivor's Pension

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Social Security Survivor's Pension

Unread postby Admin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:29 pm

Survivor’s pension . : --

(1) Where a secured person dies as a result of an employment injury, a survivor’s pension shall, subject to regulations, be payable to each of his dependants as follows, that is to say-

(a) to the widow, widows, or needy widower, during life, at a rate equal to three-fifths of the rate total disablement pension to which the secured person was, or would have been entitled, and where there are two or more widows, the pension shall be divided equally between them. : --
(b) to each dependant child, at a rate equal to one-fifth of the rate of such total disablement pension . : --
Provided that if the child is a full orphan, the rate shall be two-fifths of the rate of the total disablement pension . : --
Provided further that if and so long as the total of the survivor’s pension would otherwise exceed the rate of such total disablement pension, the pension of each of the survivors shall be reduced proportionately so that the total of pensions payable to them does not exceed the rate of the said total disablement pension.

(2) In case the deceased person does not leave a widow, or needy widower, a survivor’s pension shall be payable for life to dependant father, if he be alive, and if he be net alive, to a dependant mother, if she be alive, at a rate equal to one-fifth of the rate of the total disablement pension to which the secured person was or would have been entitled.

[2-A) In case the deceased person does not leave a dependant, a survivor’s pension shall be payable for life to a dependant father, if he be alive, and if he be not alive, to a dependant mother, if she be alive and if she be not alive, to dependant brothers and sisters in equal shares, at a rate equal to one-half of the rate of total disablement pension to which the secured person was or would have been entitled.
(3) Survivor’s pensions shall be payable upon the death of the secured person and shall terminate-
(a) upon the death of the survivor ; or
(b) where the survivor is a widow, upon her marriage ; or
(c) where the survivor is a dependant child, upon his attaining the age of sixteen years ;
and in any such case the pensions of the remaining survivors shall, if necessary, be adjusted with the maximum laid down in the second proviso to sub-section (1).
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