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Pradhan Manthri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)T-842 | Review

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Pradhan Manthri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) – Plan No 842 – is a pension scheme launched by Government of India, exclusively for senior citizens. This is a Government Subsidised pension scheme with an assured return of 8% per annum payable monthly for a period of 10 years. As the annuity amount is paid monthly the effective yield of 8% offered becomes equivalent to 8.3% Per annum. The plan is launched through public sector insurer Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) as the exclusive administrator.

Eligibility Conditions and Restrictions
1Minimum Age At Entry60 years completed
2Maximum Age at EntryNo limit
3Policy Term10 Years
4Minimum PensionRs. 1000 per month
Rs. 3000 per quarter
Rs. 6000 per half year
Rs. 12000 per year
5Maximum PensionRs. 5000 per month
Rs. 15000 per quarter
Rs. 30000 per Half year
Rs. 60000 per Year
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Pradhan Manthri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) Premium and Benefit Calculator – How to use it?

Two types of calculators are provided here. First one will give you available pension for a desired purchase price while the second one will give you amount you will have to pay for a desired pension. Enter the values as shown in the above picture and click calculate.

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Benefits payable under Pradhan Manthri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)T-842
1. Pension

Pension as available depending on the pension mode selected will be paid (at the end of each period) for a period of 10 years.

2. Death benefit

Purchase price shall be refunded to the nominee or legal hairs on the unfortunate event of death of policy holder.

3. Maturity Benefit

On survival up to the end of the policy term(10 years) purchase price and final pension instalment shall be payable.

Pension Rates of  Pradhan Manthri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)(T-842)

Pension rates does not vary with age and the rate of pension for different modes of pension payment are as given below.

Pension ModePension RatePayable
Monthly Pension8.00 %at the end of every month
Quarterly Pension8.05 %at the end of every quarter
Half Yearly Pension8.13 %at the end of every half year
Yearly Pension8.30 %at the end of every year
Purchase price restrictions for Pradhan Manthri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)

Plan can be purchased by payment of a lump sum Purchase price. Pensioner has the option to choose either the amount of pension or the purchase price. Minimum and maximum purchase price for various modes of pension is given below.

Mode of PensionMinimum Purchase PriceMaximum Purchase Price
YearlyRs. 1,44,578Rs. 7,22,892
Half – yearlyRs. 1,47,601Rs. 7,38,007
QuarterlyRs. 1,49,068Rs. 7,45,342
MonthlyRs. 1,50,000Rs. 7,50,000
What is so special in Pradhan Manthri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)

Off late, Indian as well as world economic scenario has witnessed dwindling interest rates. As the Interest rates of bank fixed deposits are hovering around 5 %, a guaranteed interest rate of 8% as pension is really attractive. Only limitations are the caps in the maximum purchase price and the minimum age at entry of 60 years.

Loan and Surrender facility on  Pradhan Manthri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)

Loan facility is available after the completion of 3 policy years. Maximum loan that can be granted shall be 75 % of purchase price. Surrender facility is available only under exceptional situations like the pensioner requiring money for the treatment of any critical/terminal illness of self or spouse and the amount payable shall be 98% of purchase price.


How to purchase Pradhan Manthri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)?

This scheme can be purchased either online or offline based on your choice. Offline purchase can be done as any other plan through agents or contacting any LIC branch office.

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If you decide to purchase it online you can click here to reach the relevant link in LIC’s web site.

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Anish L J

Anish L J is a 'Financial Planner' and member of Chartered Insurance Institute(CII), London and Insurance Institute of India. He is also a finance, insurance and software consultant. He thoroughly follows the developments in finance, insurance, and other related sectors.