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laws in the form of governmental grants and staff members who do not receive such dependency benefts, the Secretary-General shall prescribe conditions under which the dependency allowance for a child specifed in subparagraph (a) (i) above shall be payable only to the extent that the dependency benefts enjoyed by the staff member or his or her spouse under applicable laws amount to less than such a dependency allowance and the dependency allowance payable shall be the approximate amount by which the governmental grant is less than the dependency allowance to which an eligible staff member is entitled. In no case shall the sum of the two payments be less than that amount.

(d) Staff members in the General Service category shall be entitled to receive dependency allowances at rates applicable to staff members in the United Nations serving in the locality of the Authority.

(e) Claims for dependency allowances shall be submitted in writing and supported by evidence satisfactory to the Secretary-General. A separate claim for dependency allowances shall be made each year. Staff members shall be responsible for reporting to the Secretary-General any change in the status of a dependant affecting the payment of this allowance.

(f) A dependency allowance shall be paid in respect of not more than one dependent parent, brother or sister, and such payment shall not be made when a payment is being made for a dependent spouse.

Rule 3.17 Defnition of dependency

For the purposes of the Staff Regulations and Staff Rules:

(a) Adependent spouse shall be a spouse whose occupational earnings, if any, do not exceed the lowest entry level of the General Service gross salary scales in force on 1 January of the year concerned provided that, in the case of staff in the Professional category or above, the amount shall not be less than the equivalent of the lowest entry level at the base of the salary system. (b) A "dependent child" shall be:

(i) A staff member's natural or legally adopted child; or (ii) A staff member's stepchild, if residing with the staff member, under the age of eighteen years or, if the child is in full time attendance at a school or university (or similar educational institution), under the age of 21 years, for whom the staff member provides main and continuing support. The Secretary-General shall establish special conditions under which other children, who fulfl the age, school attendance and support requirements indicated above, may be regarded as dependent children of a staff member. If a child over the age of 18 years is physically or mentally incapacitated for substantial gainful employment, either permanently or for a period expected to be of long duration, the requirements as to school attendance and age shall be waived.

(c) A staff member claiming a child as a dependant must certify that he or she provides main and continuous support. This certifcate must be supported by documentary evidence satisfactory to the Secretary-General, if a child:

Staff Rules, 3.16-3.17

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