Dependent’s benefit is a monthly pension payable to the eligible dependents of an insured person who dies as a result of an employment injury or occupational disease. Dependent benefit is payable from the next day of death. The eligibility condition, periodical payment, mode of payment and the calculation of the rate of benefit are similar to Permanent Disablement benefit.
The dependant benefit is distributed amongst the eligible dependents in the following ratio :-
While calculating the rate, if the total dependents’ benefit for all the dependents exceeds the full rate at any time, the share of each dependent should be proportionately reduced, so that the total amount payable to all dependents does not exceed the full rate. Further, the ESI Corporation has enhanced the minimum pension to Rs.1200/- per family.