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Madras High Court Upholds Mother’s Entitlement For Terminal And Pensionary Benefits Of Deceased Son

By - King Stubb & Kasiva on October 19, 2023

The Madras High Court has ruled in favor of a mother seeking a share of her deceased son's terminal and pensionary benefits payable under the Tamil Nadu Pension Rules. The court noted that the deceased had nominated his wife to receive these benefits, but the mother was entitled to a share as a senior citizen and one of the legal heirs. The deceased had passed away while in service and was survived by his mother, wife, and two minor children. The mother had incurred substantial medical expenses for her son's treatment and had sent representations to the authorities requesting her share in the benefits, which were not considered. The court directed the officers to consider her representation and disburse her share within 12 weeks.

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