Dear All,
My father had expired in 1974 and my mother was drawing family pension till recently. In May 17 she died.

Of the 7 children, my parents had, my eldest sister, who is not educated, was separated from her husband 38 years ago and had come and was staying with my mother all these years in Mumbai. The whereabouts of her spouse, who was in Chennai, could not be located despite our best efforts.

My said sister has only one son, now aged 39 years. He is not educated and has no regular employment. On and off, he gets some job as a Labourer/ Peon - on leave vacancies etc.

Can I apply for family pension for my sister? I saw a latest clarification issued in respect of divorced sisters (Pensioner's welfare... dated 1.8.17). But I have no idea in cases like my sister's.

Any guidance will be appreciated.

Thanks and Regards
R K