CGHS FAQ – What is dependent age under CGHS?
For those seeking clarity on the topic of dependent age in relation to CGHS, the CGHS Frequently Asked Questions page is a valuable resource. This page provides detailed answers to common questions that one might have, such as the age limit for dependents and whether or not unmarried children are eligible for CGHS coverage. Additionally, the page offers guidance on the documentation required for enrolling dependents in the scheme, as well as information on how to update dependent details. All in all, the CGHS Frequently Asked Questions page is an essential tool for anyone looking to navigate the complexities of this important healthcare scheme.
What is Dependant Family Members?
For the purpose of making CGHS card, who are ‘dependent’, and what is definition of the word “family”?
The term ‘family’ means and includes Husband or wife, as the case may be, and other dependant family members.
Dependant Family Members include: parents (female employee can have either her parents or her parents-in-law as dependents), sisters, widowed sisters, widowed daughters, minor brothers and minor sister, children and step-children wholly dependent upon the Government Servant and are normally residing with the Government Servant (son up to the age of 25 or till his marriage whichever is earlier and daughter till she gets married).
Also now ‘dependent’ includes, dependent divorced /separated daughters (including their dependent minor children) and step-mother.
The term ‘dependent’ means that income from all sources including pension and pension equivalent of DCRG benefit is less than Rs. 9000 + DA per month.
This clause is to be fulfilled for all ‘dependent’ family members. However, there is no such clause as a dependency in respect of spouse.
CGHS Dependent Brother Age
What is the maximum age for dependent in CGHS Scheme?
As per the family norms in CGHS,
Parents: Female employee can have either her parents or her parents-in-law as dependents
Sister & Brother: Widowed sister and widowed daughter, Minor brother and Minor sister (Up to 18 years, as per the Indian Majority Act, is a Minor)
Children and Step-children: Wholly dependent upon the Government Servant and are normally residing with the Government Servant (son up to the age of 25 or till his marriage whichever is earlier and daughter till she gets married).
What is the CGHS dependent age requirement?
The CGHS dependent age requirement is 25 years or below.
Can I enroll my children who are above 18 years of age?
No, only dependents below 25 years of age are eligible for enrollment under CGHS.
Are there any exceptions to the CGHS dependent age requirement?
Yes, in certain cases, dependents above 25 years of age may be allowed for enrollment if they are physically or mentally challenged or if they are full-time students of a recognized educational institution.