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LIC Pension Plans: Jeevan Shanti, Jeevan Akshay-VI, Vaya Vandana Yojana Compared Here

LIC: Life Insurance Corporation apart from insurance products like term insurance and endowment plans is also offering pension plans.

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LIC Pension Plans: Jeevan Shanti, Jeevan Akshay-VI, Vaya Vandana Yojana Compared Here

LIC Policy: LIC's Jeevan Shanti plan can be purchased by paying minimum lump sum premium of Rs 1.5 lakh.


Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India, the country's largest life insurer, offers pension plans besides offering insurance products like term insurance, endowment plans and money back plans. LIC Jeevan Shanti, Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana and LIC Jeevan Akshay-VI are among some of the pension plans being offered by the Life Insurance Corporation. LIC ensures pension payments (annuity) on an immediate or deferred basis on a monthly, quarterly, half yearly or yearly basis according to LIC's website - licindia.in. (Also Read: LIC New Jeevan Anand Insurance Policy: Premium, Sum Assured And Other Key Details)

Here is a comparison of pensions, premium and other benefits between LIC's Jeevan Shanti, Vaya Vandana Yojana And Jeevan Akshay-VI plans:

LIC Jeevan Shanti Plan

LIC's Jeevan Shanti plan is a single premium plan which can be purchased by paying minimum lump sum premium of Rs 1.5 lakh and it has no limit for the maximum purchase price.

Also Read: LIC Jeevan Pragati Policy: Sum Assured, Premium, Other Details Here

Policy holders get nine different annuity options to choose from. The various annuity options are as follows, according to information on LIC's website.

  • Option A: Immediate annuity for life
  • Option B: Immediate annuity with guaranteed period of 5 years and life thereafter
  • Option C: Immediate annuity with guaranteed period of 10 years and life thereafter
  • Option D: Immediate annuity with guaranteed period of 15 years and life thereafter
  • Option E: Immediate annuity with guaranteed period of 20 years and life thereafter
  • Option F: Immediate annuity for life with return of purchase price
  • Option G: Immediate annuity for life increasing at a simple rate of 3 per cent per annum
  • Option H: Joint Life Immediate Annuity for life with a provision for 50 per cent of the annuity to the secondary annuitant on death of the primary annuitant
  • Option I: Joint life immediate annuity for life with a provision for 100 per cent of the annuity payable as long as one of the Annuitant survives
  • Option J: Joint life immediate annuity for life with a provision for 100 per cent of the annuity payable as long as one of the annuitant survives and return of purchase price on death of the last survivor

For instance an individual purchases Jeevan Shanti plan at the age of 45 with a deferment period of 20 years he/she will get the following annuity amount under the annuity option chosen by the policy holder.

Annuity Option
Annuity Amount (Rs.)
Immediate Annuity: 
Option A: Immediate Annuity for life
74,300
Option B: Immediate Annuity with guaranteed period of 5 years and life thereafter
74,200
Option C: Immediate Annuity with guaranteed period of 10 years and life thereafter
73,900
Option D: Immediate Annuity with guaranteed period of 15 years and life thereafter
73,500
Option E: Immediate Annuity with guaranteed period of 20 years and life thereafter
72,900
Option F: Immediate Annuity for life with return of Purchase Price
65,400
Option G: Immediate Annuity for life increasing at a simple rate of 3% p.a
56,200
Option H: Joint Life Immediate Annuity for life with a provision for 50% of the annuity to the Secondary Annuitant on death of the Primary Annuitant
71,100
Option I: Joint Life Immediate Annuity for life with a provision for 100% of the annuity payable as long as one of the Annuitant survives
68,300
Option J: Joint Life Immediate Annuity for life with a provision for 100% of the annuity payable as long as one of the Annuitant survives and return of Purchase Price on death of last survivor
64,900
Deferred Annuity: 
Option 1: Deferred annuity for Single life
206,600
Option 2: Deferred annuity for Joint life
227,200

Source: LIC

LIC's Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PM VVY)

LIC's Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana provides immediate pension for senior citizens of 60 years and above. It can be purchased by paying a lump sum amount, LIC said on its website.

The plan provides for pension payments for the policy term of 10 years, with return of purchase price at the end of 10 years.

Also Read: LIC Jeevan Labh Policy: Premium, Benefits, Sum Assured And Other Details Here

Pension payments can be availed by the subscriber on monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or yearly basis. In case of death of the subscriber the purchase price of the plan would be refunded to the legal heirs.

Here are minimum and maximum purchase price and corresponding pensions the subscribers would get on under different modes of pension:

Mode of PensionMinimum Purchase PriceCorresponding Pension Amount
Yearly1,44,57812,000 per annum
Half-Yearly1,47,6016,000 Half year
Quarterly1,49,0683,000 per quarter
Monthly1,50,0001,000 per month

(As mentioned on LIC's website)

Mode of PensionMaximum Purchase Price(Rs)Corresponding Pension Amount
Yearly14,45,7831,20,000 per annum
Half-Yearly14,76,01560,000 per half year
Quarterly14,90,68330,000 per quarter
Monthly15,00,00010,000 per month

(As mentioned on LIC's website)

LIC Jeevan Akshay-VI

LIC Jeevan Akshay-VI pension plan can be purchased by any individual between the minimum age of 30 years and up to maximum age of 85 years by paying a single lump sum premium of Rs. 1 lakh for all distribution channels except online or by paying Rs. 1.5 lakh or above via online sale, LIC noted on its website.

Also Read: From Premium, Maturity To Tax Benefit: Key Things To Know About LIC New Jeevan Anand Plan

The subscribers of the LIC Jeevan Akshay-VI are entitled to earn pension or annuity either at monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or yearly intervals as the subscriber chooses.

Given below are the amounts of annuity payable at yearly intervals which can be purchased for Rs. 1 lakh under different options:

Age last birthdayYearly annuity amount under option
( i )( ii ) (15 years certain)( iii )( iv )( v )( vi )(vii)(viii)
306750673064304870664065306410
407080702064705230687066806430
507710753065205900733069906470
608930839066007140822076206530
70116509460673098201013089706620
80174101008069201544014170119406760
licindia.in

Source: LIC

Subscribers of LIC Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana and LIC Jeevan Shanti Yojna are entitled to avail loan facility upon completion of three years of policy term in case of LIC Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana and on completion of one year of policy term in case of LIC Jeevan Shanti Yojna.



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