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'Petitioner Needs To Show Police Certificate To Claim Pension Of Husband Who Is Dead Under EPF Scheme': Madras High Court

Lawstreet Journal 31 Aug 2021 7:42pm

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On Monday 30thAugust 2021, the Madras High Court observed that for a woman to claim the benefits under the EPF (Employees Pension Fund) scheme after her husband has died it is necessary for her to lodge an FIR and show police certificate as to whether her husband is alive or not.

According to Section 16 (5 ) (aa)  of the Employees Pension Scheme 1995, in case of non-nomination, the father of the deceased would be entitled to get full pension and in the event of death of the father, mother would be entitled for the pension till she survives.

A single bench of Justice S Vaidyanathan made this observation while disposing of a writ petition filed by a woman S Revathi, who was seeking the pensionary benefits under the Employees Pension Scheme after her son died.

The petitioner S Revathi pleaded to the court to give directions to the EPF authorities to release to her the pensionery fund nominated to her by her son.The woman after her son’s death prayed to the court for her funds without insisting on her husband’s particulars.Her husband had deserted the family in 2005

The counsel for the EPFO told the bench that in terms of 16 (5)(aa) of the Employees Pension Scheme 1995 , in case of non-nomination, the father of  the deceased would be entitled to get full pension and in the event of death of the father, mother would be entitled to pension till she survives. 

He further submitted that the writ petitioner… Continue Reading...


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