Saturday, September 28, 2013
ARREARS OF FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE REGARDING.
FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE-
PAYMENT OF ARREARS REGARDING.
There are still many more veterans who have not availed the Fixed Medical Allowance even though the eligibility was from 01-12-1997.
Now, after about 15 years, they started claiming the FMA from the date of inception.
According to the Government of India, Pension Ministry order No:4/4/2012-P & PW (D) dated 19-11-2012, :
It is clear that the eligibility of FMA is not automatic. One has to apply for FMA with the required undertaking , then only one becomes entitled to the FMA.
The undertaking becomes effective only after confirmation from the concerned authorities.
Since the payment of FMA is dependent on condition including submission of undertaking, the payment of arrears of FMA to be paid from receipt of application. Hence the question of arrears from back date does not arise, except in case of payment of revised FMA of Rs.300/-
All veterans are advised to note the same.
SOI- Pensioners Advocate- Sep-2013.