Varishtha pension bima yojana
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Presented by:-Sumeet Pawar(Insurance Advisor)Contacts:- (+91) 7738546484(+91) 9773757120Varishtha Pension Bima YojanaPlan No. 828
FeaturesGovernment of India in the Union Budget 2014-2015, announced the revival of Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana. Excerpts from budget speech by Honrable Finance Minister are,"NDA Government during its last term in office had introduced the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) as a pension scheme for senior citizens. Under the scheme a total number of 3.16 lakh annuitants are being benefited and corpus amounts to Rs.6,095 Crore. I propose to revive the scheme for a limited period from 15thAugust 2014 to 14thAugust 2015 for the benefit of citizens aged 60 years and above
LIC of India has been given the sole privilege to operate this scheme.
BenefitDeath Benefit:(deal with sudden financial crisis)On death of the Pensioner the Purchase Price shall be refunded.
BenefitVesting Benefit: (Pension)During the lifetime of Pensioner, a pension in the form of immediate annuity as per mode chosen by the Pensioner shall be payable.
Benefit IllustrationDetailsValueAge60 yearsTermImmediate Pension PlanPremium Paying TermSingleSum AssuredRs 6,66,665Premium Paid (incl. ST) for Single Prem.Rs 6,87,265 (Rs 6,66,665 + Rs 20,600)Pension for MonthRs 5,000On DeathRs 6,66,665
Eligibility Conditions & Other RestrictionsDetailsValueMinimum Entry Age60 years (completed)Maximum Entry AgeNo LimitMinimum PensionRs 500 per monthRs 1,500 per quarterRs 3,000 per half yearRs 6,000 per yearMaximum PensionRs 5,000 per monthRs 15,000 per quarterRs 30,000 per half yearlyRs 60,000 per yearPremium Payment ModeSingle
Payment of Purchase PriceThe plan can be purchased by payment of a lump sum Purchase Price. The pensioner has an option to choose either the amount of pension or the Purchase Price.The minimum and maximum Purchase Price under different modes of pension will be as under:
Mode of PensionMinimum Purchase PriceMaximum Purchase PriceYearlyRs. 63,960/-Rs. 6,39,610/-Half-yearlyRs. 65,430/-Rs. 6,54,275/-QuarterlyRs. 66,170/-Rs. 6,61,690/-MonthlyRs. 66,665/-Rs. 6,66,665/-
Mode of Pension PaymentThe modes of pension payment are monthly, quarterly, half-yearly & yearly. The pension payment shall be through ECS/NEFT only.
The first installment of pension shall be paid after 1 year, 6 months, 3 months or 1 month from the date of purchase of the same depending on the mode of pension payment i.e. yearly, half-yearly, quarterly or monthly respectively.
Sample Premium Rates per Rs 1,000 Purchase PriceThe pension rates for Rs.1000/- Purchase Price for different modes of pension payments are as belowPension ModePension RatesYearlyRs. 93.8069 p.a.Half-yearlyRs. 91.7045 p.a.QuarterlyRs. 90.6767 p.a.MonthlyRs. 90.0000 p.a.
Surrender ValueThe policy can be surrendered aftercompletion of 15 years. The Surrender Value payable will be refund of Purchase Price. However, under exceptional circumstances, if the pensioner requires money for the treatment of any critical/terminal illness of self or spouse then the policy can be surrendered before the completion of 15 years and the Surrender Value payable shall be 98% of Purchase Price.
LoanLoan facility is available after completion of 3 policy years. The maximum loan that can be granted shall be 75% of the Purchase Price.
The rate of interest to be charged for loan amount would be determined from time to time by the Corporation.
Loan interest will be recovered from pension amount payable under the policy. The Loan interest will accrue as per the frequency of pension payment under the policy and it will be due on the due date of pension. However, the loan outstanding shall be recovered from the claim proceeds at the time of exit.
Free-Look PeriodIf a policyholder is not satisfied with the "Terms and Conditions of the policy, he/she may return the policy to the Corporation within 15 days from the date of receipt of the policy stating the reason of objections.
The amount to be refunded within free look period shall be the Purchase Price deposited by the policyholder after deducting the charges for Stamp duty.
Claims Settlement Report of all Life Insurance Companies in India (IRDA Annual Report 2012-13)
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