– globalbihari bureau
New Delhi: Unmarried disabled sons of defence personnels would now be eligible for the Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) facilities even after attaining 25 years of age. A decision to this effect was taken by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (DESW) here on Wednesday.
The decision now allows to similarly treat unmarried permanently disabled and financially dependent sons of ECHS beneficiaries who had become disabled after attaining the age of 25 years as dependant and hence eligible for availing benefits under ECHS subject to fulfilment of conditions laid down in the MoHFW OM of May 7, 2018.
Till now unmarried permanently disabled and financially dependent sons of ECHS beneficiaries after attaining the age of 25 years were not considered dependant and hence were not eligible for availing medical facilities under Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS).