Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Armed Forces Pensioner/Family Pensioners: MoD Order

Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Armed Forces Pensioner/Family Pensioners: MoD Order

New Delhi: Government of India, Ministry of Defence, Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare issued
order regarding grant of fixed medical allowances (FMA) to the Armed Forces pensioners/family pensioners in such cases where date if retirement is prior to 1.04.2003 and who had opted not to avail medical facilities at opd of Armed Forces hospitals/mi rooms and are not members of ECHS 29th August 2017 to the Chief of the Army Staff, the Chief of the Naval Staff, the Chief of the Air Staff.

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The undersigned is directed to refer to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No.1(1)/98/D(Pen/Sers) dated 15th June 1998 and letter No. 1(10)/09-D(Pen/Policy) dated 12th January 2011 & No. 1(10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy) dated 5th May 2015 regarding grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) of Rs.500/- pm. with effect from 19.11.2014 to Armed Forces Pensioners/Family' Pensioners for meeting expenditure on day to day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization unless the individual had opted for OPD treatment in Armed Forces Hospitals/ M.I. Rooms and convey the sanction of the President for enhancement of the amount of FMA from Rs. 500/- to Rs. 1000/-per month. The other conditions for grant of FMA shall continue to be in force.

Ex-Servicemen who retired on or after 01 Apr 2003 have to-become member of ECHS Compulsorily and are not eligible to draw Fixed Medical Allowance. These orders applicable only in such cases, where the date of retirement is prior to 1.4.2003 and who had opted not to avail medical facilities at OPD of Armed Forces Hospitals/ MI rooms and are not members of ECHS.

These orders will take effect from 01.07.2017.

All other conditions as laid down in Government of India letter No. 1(1)/98-D(Pen/Sers) dated 15th June 1998 will continue to apply.

This issue with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence(Finance/Pension) vide their ID No. 32(9)/2010/Fin/Pen dated 16 August 2017.
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