ELIGIBILITY OF PERMANENTLY DISABLED SON OF ACGHS BENEFICIARY TO AVAIL CGHS FACILITY
The undersigned is directed to refer to the Office Memorandum, of even number, dated the 31st May, 2007 and 29th August, 2007, vide which the entitlement of the son of a CGHS beneficiary beyond the age of 25 years was conveyed. As per the two Office Memoranda under reference, it was indicated that a son of a CGHS beneficiary suffering from any permanent disability of any kind (physical or mental) will be entitled to CGHS beneficiary even after attaining the age of 25 years. It was clarified that the following will be the disabilities, as defined in Section 2(i) of "The persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (No.1 of 1996)" to entitle a son of a CGHS beneficiary to avail CGHS facility irrespective of his age:-
2. Subsequent to the issue of the Office Memoranda under reference, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has been receiving requests for inclusion of ailments like renal failure, autism, etc., within the definition of "disability" so that sons of CGHS beneficiaries could avail CGHS facility irrespective of the age of the son.
3. After careful examination of the matter, it has been decided that the definition of permanent disabilities, of sons of CGHS beneficiaries, to avail CGHS facility be expanded as below:-
(ii) Disabilities defined in Clause (i) of Section 2 of National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999 (No.44 of 1999), which presently covers a person suffering from any of the condition relating to autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation or a combination of any two or more of such conditions and includes a person suffering from several multiple disability.
It is clarified that Permanent Disability" means a person with eighty per cent or more of one or more disabilities. In order for the son of the CGHS with permanent disability to avail CGHS facility, the other normal condition of dependency and normally residing with the CGHS beneficiary will continue to apply.