For purpose of granting family pension, law presumes valid marriage when there is long co-habitation: Madras HC reiterates

For purpose of granting family pension, law presumes valid marriage when there is long co-habitation: Madras HC reiterates
Justice Anand Venkatesh

The Madras High Court recently reiterated that family pension cannot be denied to the second wife of a pensioner, only citing an invalid marriage, when there has been cohabitation between the two for a long period of time.

In such a scenario, the law leans in favour of presuming that there exists a marriage, the Court held.

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