Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) is giving the benefit of pension scheme to the dependents of employees who lost their lives due to Corona. ESIC’s new scheme “Covid Pension Relief Scheme” (CPRS) provides lifelong pension to the family of an employee who has died of Covid-. Its amount can range from a minimum of Rs 1800 per month to 90% of the average daily wage of the deceased worker. This scheme has been implemented for two years from 24 March 2020.
This scheme can be a big relief for the families who have lost their loved ones due to Corona. Death at home due to Kovid has also been included in this scheme. This scheme is considered to be applicable from 24 March 2020. After this date, all the insured persons who have died due to corona so far, their families can get relief from this scheme.
Conditions for getting pension
To get this pension, it is necessary to fulfill certain conditions. After this, the relatives of the deceased will be able to get the benefit of the pension scheme.
- The insured person is required to be registered with ESIC at least three months before being Kovid.
- It is necessary to have the registration of all the respected members in the e-identity card (TIC) of the deceased.
- Contribution should be deposited for at least 70 days in the last one year from the date of corona occurrence.
- The deceased must be in insured employment.
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