Unmarried permanently disabled and financially dependent sons to use CGHS facility
No. 4-24/96-C&P/ CGHS (P)/ EHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare EHS Section
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: the 1st January 2020
Subject: Eligibility of Permanently Disabled Son of a CGHS Beneficiary to avail CGHS facility.
In terms of the Office Memorandum of even number dated 07.05.2018, unmarried permanently disabled and financially dependent sons of CGHS beneficiary suffering 40% or more of one or more disabilities as specified in the O.M. will continue to avail CGHS facility even after attaining the age of 25 years. However, the son above the age of 25 years, in cases where disability has occurred after attaining the age of 25 years, is at present not considered as dependent for availing medical facilities under CGHS as per extant policy.
2. The matter has been engaging the attention of this Ministry for quite some past. It has now been decided that such son(s) above 25 years, in cases where the disability has occurred after attaining the age of 25 years can be considered as dependent for availing medical facilities under CGHS, subject to fulfillment of all other conditions as mentioned in the O.M. dated 07.05.2018.
3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
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