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Children taking care of Parents
Indian law requires all persons to maintain and support their parents - biological, step-parents as well as adoptive.
Punishment for Abandoning and Neglecting Senior Citizen
If you leave a senior citizen at some place with the intention of abandoning them and not taking care of them, you can be punished.
Amount of Maintenance for Parents
There is no standard amount of money awarded as maintenance for parents. It is decided on a case-by-case basis.
Maintenance under Hindu Law
Hindu, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh parents who are aged or infirmed can seek maintenance from their grown children under Hindu law.
Maintenance under the Code of Criminal Procedure
A person who refuses to maintain parents who are unable to maintain themselves can be ordered to give a monthly allowance for maintenance.
Maintenance after death
The duty to maintain one's parents exists even after death. The amount of maintenance will be calculated as per the rules of inheritance.
Temporary maintenance for Senior Citizens
You can make an application to the court to order your children or relatives to pay you temporary maintenance (on a monthly basis).