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									 DEPENDENCY
 ALLOWANCES




          GUIDELINES

             UNICEF

Division of Human Resources (DHR)
CF/AI/2001-003 of 29 January 2001
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                        DEPENDENCY ALLOWANCES
                           TABLE OF CONTENTS

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I.     General ............................................................................................................................ 3
       What is the Purpose of a Dependency Allowance? ........................................................ 3
       Who is Eligible? .............................................................................................................. 3


II.    Dependent Spouse ...........................................................................................................5
       Who is a Dependent Spouse? .......................................................................................... 5
       Which Country's Law is used for Determining Marital Status? ..................................... 5
       Is a Common Law Marriage Recognized? ...................................................................... 6
       What happens when there is more than one Spouse? ...................................................... 6
       What happens when the Staff Member is Legally Separated? ......................................... 6
       What happens when the Staff Member is Divorced? ...................................................... 7
       How much is the Allowance? ......................................................................................... 7
       What happens when both Spouses are UNICEF/UN Staff Members? ............................ 8


III.   Dependent Child .............................................................................................................9
       Who is a Dependent Child? ............................................................................................ 9
       Who is a Dependent Disabled Child? ............................................................................10
       How much is the Allowance? ....................................................................................... 10
       What happens when both Spouses are UNICEF/UN Staff Members? .......................... 11
       What happens when a Government Grant is being paid? ............................................. 11


IV.    Secondary Dependent ...................................................................................................13
       Who is a Secondary Dependent? ...................................................................................13
       How much is the Allowance ........................................................................................... 13




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V.        Payment ......................................................................................................................... 15
          Are Dependency Allowances paid Automatically? ....................................................... 15
          How to Claim/Change Dependency Benefits? ............................................................... 15
          What is the required Supporting Documentation? ......................................................... 17


ANNEXES .................................................................................................................................23
A.  Gross Salary GS-2 Step 1 New York General Service Salary Scale............................... 23
B.  Dependency Status Form - UNICEF 468 (01/01) ........................................................... 25
C.  Dependency Status Form - UNICEF 469 (01/01) ........................................................... 27
D.  Sample Inter-Office Memorandum to the UN Medical Services Division
    requesting Special Dependency Allowance for a Locally-Recruited Staff Member.......29




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                                         I. General

       What is the Purpose of a Dependency Allowance?

1.     Dependency allowance is a social benefit paid to a staff member in respect of his/her eligible
       dependents.


       Who is Eligible?

2.     Staff Members under the 100 Series of the United Nations (UN) Staff Rules. Subject to
       meeting the eligibility criteria described below, staff under the 100 Series of the UN Staff
       Rules are entitled to receive allowances in respect of:

       a)      a dependent child (or children);

       b)      a dependent spouse; or

       c)      a secondary dependent.

3.     Staff Members under the 200 Series of the UN Staff Rules. Staff under the 200 Series of
       the UN Staff Rules who are granted an initial fixed-term appointment of:

       a)      less than one year are not entitled to the allowances in paragraph 2 above;

       b)      one year or more are entitled to the allowances in paragraph 2 above as from the
               initial date of the appointment; and

       c)      less than one year but subsequently extended so that the total continuous service is
               of one year or more, are entitled to the allowances in paragraph 2 above as from the
               date on which their fixed-term appointment is extended.




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                                     II. Dependent Spouse

       Who is a Dependent Spouse?

4.     A spouse of a staff member is considered dependent when he/she has no occupational
       earnings or his/her annual gross occupational earnings (gross, before tax) are less than:

       a)      For internationally-recruited professional staff members, the gross salary of level
               G-2 step 1 of the New York general service (GS) salary scale in force on 1 January of
               the year concerned, irrespective of the country in which the spouse is employed.
               DHR will inform internationally-recruited staff members of such amount on a yearly
               basis (Annex A contains the amounts since 1995);

       b)      For internationally-recruited general service staff members, the lowest entry level
               of the GS gross salary scale in force on 1 January of the year concerned for the
               closest duty station in the country of the spouse's place of work; and

       c)      For locally-recruited staff members, the lowest entry level of the GS gross salary
               scale in force on 1 January of the year concerned for the closest duty station in the
               country of the spouse's place of work.

5.     Pension income, such as retirement and disability benefits, and income resulting solely from
       investment, are not included in the computation of the annual gross occupational earnings.

6.     If a staff member is in service or has been married for less than the full calendar year, the
       spouse's occupational earnings for the full year will be taken into account to determine
       eligibility in relation to the earnings limit established for that year.


       Which Country's Law is used for determining Marital Status?

7.     The law of a staff member's home country is used by UNICEF as the point of reference in
       determining a staff member's marital status for administrative purposes, i.e., the home
       country is the forum state (the state in whose courts the case is brought). Therefore, for
       example, if the marriage is not recognized by the home country, UNICEF will not recognize
       it for purposes of entitlements under the UN Staff Rules and Regulations, irrespective of the
       validity/non-validity of the marriage, where contracted.



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       Is a Common Law Marriage Recognized?

8.     A common law marriage is an agreement between a man and a woman to marry, followed by
       cohabitation, without ecclesiastical or civil ceremony, such agreement being evidenced by
       the writings, declarations, or conduct of the parties. In many jurisdictions it is not
       recognized.

9.     A common law marriage, where recognized, is a legal marriage with the same basic pre-
       requisites and consequences as a formally solemnized marriage. A common law marriage
       remains valid until legally dissolved and thus would constitute an impediment to a
       subsequent marriage by either spouse.

10.    If a common law marriage is valid, where contracted, and is recognized by the law of a staff
       member's home country, UNICEF will recognize it.

11.    UNICEF’s acceptance of a person as a "spouse" will not, in any case (common law or other
       form of marriage), preclude further review should a question of a prior existing marriage
       arise at any time, nor will it conclusively determine the rights of competing claimants to
       entitlements as surviving spouses under UN or United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
       (UNJSPF) Rules and Regulations.


       What happens when there is more than one Spouse?

12.    For the purpose of dependency benefits, the UN recognizes only one spouse. Where more
       than one spouse is legally recognized in the country of nationality, the staff member may
       elect which spouse to designate for dependency purposes. The names of the other spouses
       are recorded for Pension Fund purposes.


       What happens when the Staff Member is Legally Separated?

13.    A staff member who is legally separated may claim dependency benefits in respect of his/her
       spouse as long as the staff member continues to provide financial support to him/her, and can
       provide UNICEF with proof thereof.




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       What happens when the Staff Member is Divorced?

14.    A staff member who is legally divorced may not claim dependency benefits in respect of
       his/her ex-spouse.


       How much is the Allowance?

15.    For Internationally-Recruited Professional Staff Members. Internationally-recruited
       professional staff members with a dependent spouse receive, in lieu of a separate allowance,
       their net salary and post adjustment at the dependency rate. Lump sum portion of the
       assignment grant, mobility and hardship (M&H) allowance, and repatriation grant (where
       applicable), are also paid at the dependency rate.

16.    A staff member without a spouse, or whose spouse does not qualify as a dependent, receives
       the dependency rate of net salary if he/she has dependent children (see Section III of these
       Guidelines). In such cases, a dependency allowance is not payable in respect of the first
       child.

17.    If the spouse's gross occupational earnings exceed the established level by an amount that is
       less than the spouse dependency benefits, an appropriate adjustment will be made if there are
       no dependent children. The lump sum portion of the assignment grant, M&H allowance, and
       repatriation grant (where applicable), are paid at the single rate.

18.    For Internationally-Recruited General Service Staff Members. Internationally-recruited
       general service (GN) staff members with a dependent spouse receive a lump sum payment in
       addition to their net salary. The amount of the allowance is provided in the New York GS
       salary scale.

19.    If the spouse's gross occupational earnings exceed the established level by an amount that is
       less than the spouse dependency benefits, an appropriate adjustment will be made. Lump
       sum portion of the assignment grant, M&H allowance, and repatriation grant (where
       applicable) are paid at the single rate.

20.    For Locally-Recruited Staff Members. Locally-recruited staff members with a dependent
       spouse receive a lump sum payment in addition to their net salary only when local conditions
       and/or practices of comparator employers call for the establishment of such an allowance.
       The amount of the allowance, if any, is provided in the local salary scale applicable at the
       duty station.


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21.    If the spouse's occupational earnings exceed the established level by an amount that is less
       than the spouse's dependency benefits, an appropriate adjustment is made.


       What happens when Both Spouses are UNICEF/UN Staff Members?

22.    If both spouses are staff members of UNICEF or one is employed by another UN system
       organization, and both are in the international professional category, each is paid salary and
       post adjustment at the single rate unless there is a dependent child, in which case the
       provisions of paragraph 35 apply.




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                                   III. Dependent Child

       Who is a Dependent Child?

23.    A dependent child is any of the following children under the age of 18 years or, if the child is
       in full-time attendance at a school or university (or similar educational institution), under the
       age of 21, for whom the staff member provides main and continuing support:

       a)      a staff member's natural child;

       b)      a staff member's legally adopted child; and

       c)      a staff member's stepchild, if residing with the staff member.

24.    If legal adoption of the child is not possible because there is no statutory provision for
       adoption or any prescribed court procedure for formal recognition of customary or de facto
       adoption in the staff member's home country or country of permanent residence, then a child
       in respect of whom the following conditions are met can be recognized as a dependent:

       a)      the child resides with the staff member;

       b)      the staff member can be regarded as having established a parental relationship with
               the child;

       c)      the child is not a brother or sister of the staff member;

       d)      the staff member has permanently assumed full responsibility for the care, education
               and upbringing of the child; and

       e)      the number of children for which dependency benefits are claimed under this
               paragraph does not exceed three.

25.    Attendance at a boarding school, or a similar educational arrangement, is not interpreted as
       meaning that a child is not residing with the staff member.




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          Who is a Dependent Disabled Child?

26.       A disabled child, for purposes of the dependency allowance, is a child who is physically or
          mentally disabled, either permanently or for a period expected to be of long duration. The
          UN Medical Director makes the determination of disability on the basis of satisfactory
          medical documentation (see paragraphs 62 to 63).

27.       The age and school attendance requirements mentioned in paragraph 23 are waived if the UN
          Medical Director certifies that the child is physically or mentally incapacitated for substantial
          gainful employment, either permanently or for a period expected to be of long duration.


          How much is the Allowance?

28.       For Internationally-Recruited Professional Staff Members. If the staff member:

          a)        has a dependent spouse, a dependency allowance at the rate of US$1,9361 per annum
                    is payable in respect of each child recognized as a dependent; or

          b)        does not have a dependent spouse, salary is payable at the dependency rate for the
                    first child and a dependency allowance at the rate of US$1,9361 per annum is payable
                    in respect of each additional child recognized as a dependent.

29.       For a dependent disabled child, the amount is US$3,8721 per year. If the staff member has
          no dependent spouse and is entitled to salary at the dependency rate in respect of the disabled
          child, he/she also receives an allowance at the rate will be US$1,9361 per annum for that
          child.

30.       For Internationally-Recruited General Service Staff Members. A dependency allowance
          is payable in respect of each child recognized as a dependent at the rate provided in the New
          York GS salary scale.

31.       For disabled child, the amount is double the rate of the regular child dependency allowance.




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    Amount applicable as of the date of issuance of these guidelines.
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32.    For Locally-Recruited Staff Members. At those duty stations where there:

       a)      is no local practice to provide a dependent child benefit, the amount of the allowance
               is set at three per cent of the mid-point of the local salary scale; and

       b)      is local practice to provide a dependent child benefit and the allowance has been set
               according to the local practice, the minimum amount will also be three per cent of the
               mid-point of the local salary scale.

33.    The number of children for whom dependency allowance is payable for locally-recruited staff
       members is limited to six.

34.    For a disabled child, the amount is double the rate of the regular child dependency allowance.
       However, at those duty stations where a higher amount of dependency allowance is payable
       for the first dependent child, and the first dependent child is disabled, the staff member
       receives for that child:

       a)      the higher amount of dependency allowance payable for the first child; plus

       b)      an amount equivalent to the child allowance payable in respect of children other than
               the first dependent child.


       What happens when both Spouses are UNICEF/UN Staff Members?

35.    If both spouses are staff members of UNICEF or one is employed by another UN system
       organization:

       a)      only one may claim the allowance in respect of their child(ren); and

       b)      dependency benefits will normally be paid to the spouse receiving the higher salary.


       What happens when a Government Grant is being paid?

36.    If a staff member, his/her spouse, or any other person with whom the child resides, receives a
       dependency benefit in the form of a government grant in respect of a child, the amount is
       subtracted from the allowance payable by UNICEF (see paragraphs 28 to 34).




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                                      IV. Secondary Dependent

           Who is a Secondary Dependent?

37.        A secondary dependent is a father, mother, brother or sister for whom the staff member
           provides at least half or more of the total financial support and, in any case, at least twice the
           amount of the secondary dependent's allowance.

38.        The requirement as to age, school attendance and total and permanent disability that apply to
           dependent children are also applicable to dependent brothers and dependent sisters.

39.        An allowance for a secondary dependent is not paid where a dependency benefit is paid in
           respect of a spouse.

40.        The allowance is payable for one secondary dependent only.

41.        In the case of local staff, secondary dependency allowance is paid only if provisions for this
           allowance are included in the salary scales for the particular duty station.


           How much is the Allowance?

42.        For Internationally-Recruited Professional Staff Members. A staff member with no
           dependent spouse may receive a dependency allowance at the rate of US$6932 per annum in
           respect of not more than one secondary dependent, provided that the conditions specified in
           paragraph 37 are met.

43.        For Internationally-Recruited General Service Staff Members. A staff member with no
           dependent spouse may receive a dependency allowance at the rate provided in the New York
           GS salary scale in respect of not more than one secondary dependent, provided that the
           conditions specified in paragraph 37 are met.

44.        For Locally-Recruited Staff Members. Locally-recruited staff members receive a
           dependency allowance with respect to a secondary dependent only when local conditions
           and/or the practices of comparator employers call for the establishment of such an allowance.


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    Amount applicable as of the date of issuance of these guidelines.
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       The amount of the allowance, if any, is provided in the local salary scale applicable to the
       duty station.




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                                            V. Payment

       Are Dependency Allowances paid Automatically?

45.    No. Payment of dependency allowances is not automatic. It is the responsibility of staff
       members to claim dependency allowances for which they consider they may be entitled.


       How to Claim or Change Dependency Benefits?

46.    A “Dependency Status Form”, either UNICEF 468 (01/01) or UNICEF 469 (01/01), (see
       Annexes B and C), must be completed :

       a)      upon entry on duty, Form UNICEF 468 (01/01), (see Annex B); or

       b)      at any time a change in dependency status occurs , Form UNICEF 469 (01/01), (see
               Annex C), i.e.

                       marriage;

                       divorce;

                       legal separation;

                       birth;

                       death;

                       children over 18 years ceasing full-time school attendance;

                       any changes in government child grants; and

                       any changes in dependent spouse earnings.

47.    The “Dependency Status Form” together with the supporting documentation (see paragraphs
       53 to 70) should be submitted for review and processing of the corresponding personnel
       action reflecting either the staff member’s entitlement to or discontinuance of the allowance,
       to:


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       a)      if internationally-recruited staff member stationed outside NY, the local Human
               Resources/Operations Officer who will forward the documentation to the Human
               Resources Officer in DHR serving the duty station;

       b)      if internationally-recruited staff member stationed in NY, the Senior Human
               Resources Officer in DHR serving NY;

       c)      if locally-recruited staff member stationed outside NY, the local Human
               Resources/Operations Officer; and

       d)      if locally-recruited staff member stationed in NY, the Senior Human Resources
               Officer in DHR serving NY.

48.    Timely and complete submissions will avoid long periods of retroactive recovery in the case
       of discontinuance of the entitlement. This is particularly important when a change in spousal
       earnings or government grant occurs, or cessation of full-time studies alters one's eligibility.
       In those cases where retroactive recovery is required, the recovery schedule will be the
       following:

       a)      if the allowances paid relate to a period of less than one year, the recovery will be
               in three monthly installments; and

       b)      if the allowances paid relate to a period exceeding one year, the recovery will be in
               six monthly installments.

49.    Spouses. The dependency allowance for spouses will only be discontinued if the staff
       member indicates that the spouse has exceeded the established yearly occupational earnings
       level. If the spouse exceeds the yearly occupational earnings level, it is the responsibility of
       the staff member to report this by completing and submitting the “Dependency Status Form”
        UNICEF 469 (01/01) (see Annex C and paragraphs 45 and 46). Staff members who fail to
       report this change may be subject to disciplinary procedure.

50.    Government Grants. The dependency allowance for children will only be adjusted if the
       staff member indicates that the government grant has changed. If the grant changes, it is the
       responsibility of the staff member to report this by completing and submitting the
       “Dependency Status Form” UNICEF 469 (01/01) (see Annex C and paragraphs 45 and 46).
       Staff members who fail to report this change may be subject to disciplinary procedure.

51.    Children between 18 and 21 years. The dependency allowance for children between 18
       and 21 years will only be discontinued if the staff member indicates that the child has ceased

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       to be in full-time school attendance. If a child has ceased to be on full-time school
       attendance, it is the responsibility of the staff member to report this by completing and
       submitting the “Dependency Status Form” UNICEF 469 (01/01) (see Annex C and
       paragraphs 45 and 46). Staff members who fail to report this change may be subject to
       disciplinary procedure.

52.    Children reaching 21 years. The dependency allowance for children reaching the age of 21
       will be discontinued automatically effective the date when the child reaches his/her 21st
       birthday.


       What is the required Supporting Documentation?

53.    Marital Status. Upon entry on duty or change of marital status, a staff member is required
       to submit if:

       a)      married, marriage certificate;

       b)      married under Common Law:

                       documentary proof of validity of common law marriage where contracted;

                       letter from a senior or judicial officer from staff member's home country
                        confirming that common law marriage does not violate that country's public
                        policy;

                       proof of capacity to marry, i.e. parties must be single (or divorced if
                        previously married); and

                       evidence of mutual agreement to fulfil legal obligations of marriage;

       c)      legally separated, legal separation papers;

       d)      divorced, divorce certificate; or

       e)      widowed, death certificate.

54.    Spouse. Upon entry on duty or change of marital status, birth certificate, national identity
       card or national passport of spouse giving full name, date of birth and nationality.


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55.    If the staff member is claiming dependency allowance, no further supporting documentation
       will be required but he/she should have the necessary documentation ready at any time
       during the five-year period following payment, to clarify or to answer queries arising from a
       review or audit of the entitlement or related payment (e.g. W-2 form, income tax return form,
       or certificate of spouse’s gross annual earnings from employer).

56.    If the staff member is legally separated and claims dependency allowance, proof of continued
       financial support to spouse may also be required at any time during the five-year period
       following the payment.

57.    A staff member who at any time during the five-year period following payment of the
       dependency benefit is requested and is unable to prove eligibility, may be subject to
       disciplinary procedure.

58.    Children under 21. Upon entry on duty or birth of a child, birth certificate, national identity
       card or national passport of child giving full name, date of birth and nationality.

59.    If the staff member is claiming dependency allowance, no further supporting documentation
       will be required, but he/she should have the necessary documentation ready at any time
       during the five-year period following payment, to clarify or to answer queries arising from a
       review or audit of the entitlement or related payment, i.e.:

       a)      if the child is between 18 and 21, proof of full-time school attendance (e.g. academic
               institution’s certificate of full-time attendance);

       b)      if staff member is divorced or legally separated and his/her child does not reside
               with the staff member, proof that the staff member has assumed responsibility for the
               main and continuing support of the child (e.g. bank statements, cancelled cheques,
               bank drafts, or money orders duly date-stamped, showing that payments have been
               regularly made and, if applicable, continue to be made by the staff member to the
               dependent); and

       c)      if the child is married, proof that the staff member has assumed responsibility for the
               main and continuing support of the child (e.g. bank statements, cancelled cheques,
               bank drafts, or money orders duly date-stamped, showing that payments have been
               regularly made and, if applicable, continue to be made by the staff member to the
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60.    A staff member who at any time during the five-year period following payment of the
       dependency benefit is requested and is unable to prove eligibility, may be subject to
       disciplinary procedure.

61.    Disabled Children. Upon entry on duty or birth of a child, birth certificate, national identity
       card or national passport of child giving full name, date of birth and nationality.

62.    If the staff member is claiming special dependency allowance, a medical report must be
       forwarded to the UN Medical Director for determination of disability through:

       a)      if internationally-recruited staff members stationed outside NY, the local Human
               Resources/Operations Officer and the Human Resources Officer in DHR serving the
               duty station;

       b)      if internationally-recruited staff members stationed in NY, the Senior Human
               Resources Officer in DHR serving NY;

       c)      if locally-recruited staff member stationed outside NY, the local Human
               Resources/Operations Officer. No documentation should be sent to DHR (see Annex
               D); and

       d)      if locally-recruited staff members stationed in NY, the Senior Human Resources
               Officer in DHR serving NY.

63.    Usually, the UN Medical Services Division requires the staff member to periodically provide
       updated medical reports.

64.    Stepchildren under 21. Upon entry on duty or marriage, birth certificate, national identity
       card or national passport of stepchild giving full name, date of birth and nationality.

65.    If the staff member is claiming dependency allowance, a copy of the divorce judgement
       granting legal custody of child to staff member’s spouse. No further supporting
       documentation will be required, but he/she should have the necessary documentation ready at
       any time during the five-year period following payment, to clarify or to answer queries
       arising from a review or audit of the entitlement or related payment, i.e.:

       a)      evidence that the child resides with the staff member;

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       c)      evidence that the child is not receiving main and continuing support from other
               parent.

66.    Adopted Children under 21. Upon entry on duty or adoption, birth certificate, national
       identity card or national passport of adopted child giving full name, date of birth and
       nationality.

67.    If the staff member is claiming dependency allowance:

       a)      where there is statutory provision for adoption or prescribed court procedure for
               official recognition of customary or de facto adoption:

                  official documentary evidence of adoption in accordance with relevant statutory
                   provisions, or formal recognition by prescribed court procedure of customary or
                   de facto adoption of child;

                  if adoption has not yet taken place, official documentary evidence that adoption
                   procedures have been initiated and that pending finalization of procedure, child is
                   being entrusted to staff member’s care; and

                  if legally adopted child does not reside with the staff member, proof of
                   continuing financial support; or

       b)      where there is no statutory provision for adoption or prescribed court procedure for
               official recognition of customary or de facto adoption:

                  statement from the appropriate national authorities that adoption is not possible;

                  affidavit that child will be residing with the staff member and he/she will assume
                   parental duties and obligation vis-à-vis child. Once child arrives in staff
                   member’s home, evidence that child resides with staff member and that parental
                   relationship between natural parents and child have been severed and have been
                   established with adoptive parent; and

                  evidence of main and continuing support.

68.    Secondary Dependent. Upon entry on duty or claiming dependency benefit for the first
       time birth certificate, national identity card or national passport of secondary dependent
       giving full name, date of birth and nationality.


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69.    No further supporting documentation will be required, but the staff member should have the
       necessary documentation ready at any time during the five-year period following payment of
       the secondary dependency allowance to clarify or to answer queries arising from a review or
       audit of the entitlement or related payment, i.e.:

       a)      yearly notarized statements from the dependent indicating:

                       that monies received from the staff member contribute to at least half or more
                        of his/her financial support and at least twice the amount of the dependency
                        allowance payable to the staff member in respect of secondary dependent;

                       that the amount is received on a regular basis from the staff member (e.g.
                        monthly or quarterly);

                       the evidence of dependent's income for previous calendar year (pension
                        statement or income tax return); and

                       that the dependent resides with the staff member; and

       b)      if the dependent:

                       is residing with the staff member, the notarized statements should confirm
                        that the dependent resides with the staff member; and

                       is not residing with the staff member, evidence of support (bank statements,
                        cancelled cheques, bank drafts, or money orders duly date-stamped).

70.    A staff member who at any time during the five-year period following payment of the
       secondary dependency allowance is requested and is unable to prove eligibility, may be
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                        ANNEX A
                GROSS SALARY GS-2 STEP 1
         NEW YORK GENERAL SERVICE SALARY SCALE




                        YEAR        AMOUNT

                        1995        $28,357

                        1996        $29,152

                        1997        $29,095

                        1998        $29,636

                        1999        $30,088

                        2000        $30,713

                        2001        $30,997




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                                ANNEX B
                        DEPENDENCY STATUS FORM
                         FOR NEW STAFF MEMBERS
                             UNICEF 468 (01/01)




                               (See attached)




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Dependency Allowances        CF/AI/2001-003 of 29 January 2001




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Dependency Allowances                           CF/AI/2001-003 of 29 January 2001



                                ANNEX C
                        DEPENDENCY STATUS FORM
                          FOR CHANGE IN STATUS
                            UNICEF 469 (01/01)




                               (See attached)




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Dependency Allowances        CF/AI/2001-003 of 29 January 2001




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Dependency Allowances                                                    CF/AI/2001-003 of 29 January 2001



                       ANNEX D
         SAMPLE INTER-OFFICE MEMORANDUM TO
           THE UN MEDICAL SERVICES DIVISION
      REQUESTING SPECIAL DEPENDENCY ALLOWANCE
        FOR A LOCALLY-RECRUITED STAFF MEMBER


                                 INTER-OFFICE MEMORANDUM


   TO:             Director                                          Date:_____________________
                   UN Medical Services Division                             D/M/Y


   FROM:           xxx (name)
                   HR/Operations Officer
                   UNICEF xxx (duty station)


   SUBJECT:        Request for Payment of Special Dependency Allowance


            The below-mentioned locally-recruited staff member has requested a special dependency allowance
   in respect of his/her disabled child. In order for UNICEF to approve this allowance, we need your
   verification of the child's disability.

           Thank you.


   Staff Member's Name:                 _________________________________

   Staff Member's Index Number:         _________________________________

   Child's Name:                        _________________________________

   Child's Date of Birth:               _________________________________




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