It is a monthly payment that government pensioners and family pensioners get to help pay for their everyday medical costs. It is clear that Central Civil Pensioners and Family Pensioners need a set amount for medical costs. With rising medical costs, it’s getting harder for seniors to pay for the treatments and medicines they need. This is especially true for older people who may not be able to get money from anywhere else. A fixed medical allowance would help to ease this financial burden and make sure that pensioners can get the care they need. Also, a fixed medical allowance would make pensioners feel better about their health. Knowing they have a reliable source of money for medical bills would make them feel less stressed and let them focus on their health and well-being. This would be especially helpful for people who have disabilities or illnesses that last a long time.
Recently, the RSCWS (Railway Senior Citizens Welfare Society) wrote a letter to the Secretary of Finance (Expenditure) requesting that the Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) for Railway retirees and family pensioners be increased from Rs.1000 to Rs.3000 per month.
Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions, stated in Parliament that the Fixed Medical Allowance has been enhanced from 500 to 1000 per month as of July 2017.
Central Government Civil Pensioners and Family Pensioners who do not use the outpatient medical treatment (OPD Facilities) of the Central Government Health Scheme administered by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and its corresponding health schemes administered by other Ministries/Departments for their retired employees have the right to a Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) of Rs. 1000 per month.
The Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) of Rs.1000 per month is in place to support individuals’ everyday medical expenses that do not require hospitalization. The allowance, which was initially set at Rs. 100 per month in 1997, has been updated multiple times since then, with an update of Rs. 300 per month in 2008 and an increase to Rs. 500 per month in 2014. The FMA was recently increased to Rs.1000 per month, effective July 1, 2017.
|1997||Rs. 100 per month|
|2008||Rs. 300 per month|
|2014||Rs. 500 per month|
|2017||Rs. 1000 per month|