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Eligibility Conditions And Other Restrictions

1. Eligibility Conditions and Other Restrictions

Minimum Entry Age 60 years (completed)
Maximum Entry Age No Limit
Minimum Pension Rs. 500/- per month
Rs. 1,500/- per quarter,
Rs. 3,000/- per half-year,
Rs. 6,000/- per year,
Maximum Pension Rs. 5000/- per month
Rs. 15,000/- per quarter,
Rs. 30,000/- per half-year,
Rs. 60,000/- per year,


Ceiling of maximum pension is for a family as a whole i.e. total amount of pension under all the policies issued to a family under this plan shall not exceed the maximum pension limit. The family for this purpose will comprise of pensioner, his/her spouse and dependants.

2. Payment of Purchase Price:

The 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 Pension Minimum Purchase Price Maximum Purchase Price
Yearly Rs. 63,960/- Rs. 6,39,610/
Half-yearly Rs. 65,430/- Rs. 6,54,275/-
Quarterly Rs. 66,170/- Rs. 6,61,690/-
Monthly Rs. 66,665/- Rs. 6,66,665/-

The Purchase Price to be charged shall be rounded to nearest multiple of Rs.5/-.

3. Mode of pension payment:

The modes of pension payment are monthly, quarterly, half-yearly & yearly. The pension payment shall be through ECS/NEFT only.
The first instalment 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.


4. Sample Pension rates per Rs.1000/- Purchase Price

The pension rates for Rs.1000/- Purchase Price for different modes of pension payments are as below:

Yearly Rs. 93.8069 p.a.
Half-yearly Rs. 91.7045 p.a.
Quarterly Rs. 90.6767 p.a.
Monthly Rs. 90.0000 p.a.

The pension instalment shall be rounded off to the nearest rupee.
These rates are not age specific.

5. Surrender Value:
The 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.

6. Loan:
Loan 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.

7. Taxes:
Taxes including Service Tax, if any, shall be as per the Tax laws and the rate of tax as applicable from time to time.
The amount of tax payable as per the prevailing rates shall be payable by the policyholder on Purchase Price. The amount of Tax paid shall not be considered for the calculation of benefits payable under the plan.

8. Free Look period:
If 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.

No policy of life insurance shall after the expiry of two years from the date on which it was effected, be called in question by an insurer on the ground that a statement made in the proposal for insurance or in any report of a medical officer, or referee, or friend of the insured, or in any other document leading to the issue of the policy, was inaccurate or false, unless the insurer shows that such statement was on a material matter or suppressed facts which it was material to disclose and that it was fraudulently made by the policyholder and that the policyholder knew at the time of making it that the statement was false or that it suppressed facts which it was material to disclose.

Provided that nothing in this section shall prevent the insurer from calling for proof of age at any time if he is entitled to do so, and no policy shall be deemed to be called in question merely because the terms of the policy are adjusted on subsequent proof that the age of the life assured was incorrectly stated in the proposal.

1) No person shall allow or offer to allow, either directly or indirectly, as an inducement to any person to take out or renew or continue an insurance in respect of any kind of risk relating to lives or property in India, any rebate of the whole or part of the commission payable or any rebate of the premium shown on the policy, nor shall any person taking out or renewing or continuing a policy accept any rebate, except such rebate as may be allowed in accordance with the published prospectuses or tables of the insurer: provided that acceptance by an insurance agent of commission in connection with a policy of life insurance taken out by himself on his own life shall not be deemed to be acceptance of a rebate of premium within the meaning of this sub-section if at the time of such acceptance the insurance agent satisfies the prescribed conditions establishing that he is a bona fide insurance agent employed by the insurer.

2) Any person making default in complying with the provisions of this section shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees.

Note: "Conditions apply" for which please refer to the Policy document or contact our nearest Branch Office.

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Registered Office:
Life Insurance Corporation of India
Central Office, Yogakshema,
Jeevan Bima Marg,
Mumbai - 400021.
Registration Number : 512


Life Insurance Corporation of India – Corporate Office : Yogakshema Building, Jeevan Bima Marg, P.O. Box No – 19953, Mumbai – 400 021 IRDAI Reg No- 512