LIC Jeevan Shanti – Single Premium Guaranteed Pension Plan Features, Benefits and Review

LIC Jeevan Shanti is a new single premium guaranteed pension plan which is launching on 12th September 2018. It offers the guaranteed pension with options like an immediate pension or deferred pension.

You may be aware that LIC’s Jeevan Akshay VI also offers the guaranteed pension plan. However, LIC’s Jeevan Akshay is an immediate annuity plan. Maybe for this reason, LIC came with plan LIC Jeevan Shanti. This plan offers both immediate pension and deferred pension plan.

Before proceeding further, first, let us understand few terminologies used in retirement plans.

What is the meaning of annuity?

In simple term, you can say it as a Pension, where you will get regular income up to the specified period or conditions. There are two types of annuity.

1) Immediate Annuity-In this case, you invest a lump sum in a product and your pension or annuity starts immediately. Let us say you have around Rs.1 Cr and if you buy immediate annuity plans, then the pension will start immediately from next month.

2) Deferred Annuity-In this case your annuity starts after a certain period. Let us say your current age is 30 years and you are planning to retire at the age of 60 years. If you buy a deferred annuity plan, then you will invest up to your retirement age i.e. up to 60 years of age. After 60 years of retirement, your pension will start.

I tried to explain the same with below illustration as below.

Difference between immediate annuity and deferred annuity plans

LIC Jeevan Shanti – Single Premium Guaranteed Pension Plan Eligibility

LIC Jeevan Shanti - Single Premium Guaranteed Pension Plan Eligibility

Exceptional cases where Rs.1.5 lakh minimum purchase is exempted-

  • If the plan is purchased for the benefit of a handicapped dependent, then the minimum purchase price is Rs.50,000.
  • If the plan is purchased by the NPS subscribers.

LIC Jeevan Shanti – Single Premium Guaranteed Pension Plan Annuity Options

Under an immediate annuity plan, you will have options to choose as below.

LIC Jeevan Shanti - Single Premium Guaranteed Pension Plan Annuity Options

Do remember that you are not eligible to alter the options at a later stage of the policy period. Hence, choose the options wisely while buying this plan.

LIC Jeevan Shanti – Benefits payable on Survival or on Death

Now let us look into the benefits payable on survival or on death for LIC Jeevan Shanti Plan.

LIC Jeevan Shanti - Benefits payable on Survival or on Death

LIC Jeevan Shanti – Guaranteed Addition under deferred annuity plans

Under deferred annuity plans, guaranteed additions will accrue at the end of each policy month, till the end of the deferment period.

The rate of the guaranteed additions during the deferment period will be as below.

Guaranteed Additions per month=(Purchase Price*Annuity Rate per annum payable monthly)/12

Here the annuity rate per annum payable monthly will depend on the age at entry and the deferment period opted.

In case of the death of annuitant during the deferment period, guaranteed additions for the policy year in which the death occurred will accrue till the completed policy month as on the date of death.

LIC Jeevan Shanti – Rebates

  • There is an increase in an annuity if your purchase price is above Rs.5 lakh.
  • If you purchase this plan online, then there is a 2% discount by way of increasing the annuity.

LIC Jeevan Shanti – Surrender Value

The policy can be surrendered after the completion of 3 months or expiry of the free-look period, whichever is later under the following annuity options.

Under Immediate Annuity Plan-

Option F

Option J

Deferred Annuity Plan-

Option 1

Option 2

LIC Jeevan Shanti – Loan facility

Loan facility is available under this plan after the completion of 1 year. You can avail the loan if you have opted the below options.

Under Immediate Annuity Plan-

Option F

Option J

Deferred Annuity Plan-

Option 1

Option 2

LIC Jeevan Shanti – Review

I think this plan is launched mainly because to cater to the need of the deferred annuity plan seeker. Because LIC is already offering the immediate annuity plan (LIC’s Jeevan Akshay VI).

Annuity inflating yearly at 3% seems to be bit negative side. Our expenses yearly will not increase with meager 3%. At least the 5% to 6% increase is a must to match the expenses.

Even though there is something called GUARANTEED ADDITION attached with this plan, but I am unable to calculate the GA at this juncture as the tabular premium rates are not yet available with me.

By giving some concession to NPS subscribers, I think this plan is launched to garner the NPS subscribers mainly.

Also, LIC is providing this plan to purchase it online with 2% discount. Hence, it is best to go for online rather than going through agents.

I will update the remaining part of review once I will get the complete picture of this plan.

83 Responses

  1. Dear Everybody here ..
    You guys may not understand, so let me try to hammer this inside your thick skull.
    Basu here, knows everything and is a perfectly honest guy, but he will not explicitly take sides here in his own website.
    The two points here are these ..
    1. LIC spends crores and crores of money on advertising everywhere. But none of their ads spell out any of their “returns” in % points, unless they can effectively convince you. They will otherwise never fall back on their promise, they will pay you on time.
    2. Their returns.. (remember the word “returns”) .. are not really returns. The word “return” is normally applied to financial investment instruments. Like stocks, MFs, FDs, bonds .. etc. What LIC gives you is “insurance”. It is already there in their name, just that you blind and unpadh guys cannot read it. And for that you pay a “premium”. Ideally this premium is not an investment .. it is just a promise from the insurance company, to cover you from an unpredictable loss (of life, of property, of a job, of a car etc). If the loss is predictable … remember.. no insurance company in the world will ever cover it .. because then they will quickly go out of business.

    SO do not go to LIC for investing to earn a return.
    Go to LIC to cover an accidental loss. And forget about LIC returning your premiums.

  2. My father is 62 yrs old and my mom is 58 years old as of now. He is retired and now wants a regular income to deal with. We are stuck between LIC Jeevan Shanti & Tata AIA’s Guaranteed return Income Plan to invest around 60 Lacs as a single premium. The LIC returns are taxable whereas is it tax-free with TATA AIA’s GRIP under deferred annuity plan? Which should be better product offering out of both or you suggest some other one considering the IRR pre and post IT @ 30% slab. Thanks in advance.

  3. Sir, is this policy good to take now for investing as bank fds are going down. I want to invest 10lakh

  4. Hello Basu,
    I heard like LIC Jeevan Shanti Plan is getting closed on 26th of August, 2019 . Is it True?

    I have another doubt on tax like if Invest 20 Lakh in year 2022 whole amount 20 Lakh is Taxable ?

    Please advice

  5. Deferred annuity Jeevan Shanti Plan with following details:-
    Period of deferred 10 years
    Joint policy under plan J
    Both person expired in 11th years
    Amount deposited 10 lakhs
    Annuity rate 6.65%
    How much nominee will get ?

    1. Sir My daughter is a deaf and dum by birth and her age is 19 years. I would like to invest Rs 600000/- I need pension after 30 years of her age please inform how much I get pension per month

      1. Dear Krishna,
        Please calculate on your own by using the LIC website. Regarding the need, if you want the pension after 30 years, then why not invest somewhere else and then buy immediate annuity plans?

  6. Sir,
    1) Is annuity earned on PMVVY is subject to TDS?

    2) Is the final payment after the term of 10 years (Purchase price+Annuity for last year) is taxable?
    If yes, is the whole amount taxable?
    If not then under which sec. of I.T. act it is exempt?

  7. Sir,
    I am now 60. I want to purchase a joint life deferred (5years) Jeevan Shanti (Plan 850) annuity plan with my wife. My question is 1) if any one of the two dies in the period of deferment can the surviving one continue the plan or surrender it?
    2) Can the policy be surrendered at any time after 3 months of purchase. If it is true then whether both the survivors have to sign the surrender form?
    3) What is this “SURRENDER VALUE”? Is there any deduction from the original purchase price? OR there are some additions to it?

    1. Dear Bikas,
      1) First check JOINT life is possible or not. Because as per me, it is purchased by a single person JOINTLY you can’t buy.
      2) and 3) Regarding eligibility of surrender, please refer the above post.

  8. Dear, i am a original Indian, we are now British citizen. with OCI(overseas citizen of india) holder. my age 50year,& wife 45 year old. daughter 12 year old. i looking a retire plan invest in india. which policy better for my family.please help me.

    1. Dear Dharmendra,
      Stay away from POLICIES create your own corpus rather than depending on policies to accumulate it. However, if you are looking for an immediate annuity plan, then you can check with above plan.

  9. Hi
    How can i surrened my lic jeevan shanti policy
    What is percentage iam going after surrendering the policy

  10. Which is better option for Jeevan Shanti deferred plan ?
    3 lacs separate single life for me and my wife?
    6 lacs joint life option?

  11. Can father be joint life with her own married daughter (30 yrs) by Choosing Option J in Annuity plan Jeeven shanti Policy. Pl reply

  12. Sir,
    You are doing very helpful work. God Bless.
    My age is 51, wife age45, We have no issue(Children).Please suggest me suitable insurance Policy jointly to cover each other.

  13. Dear Sir,
    Thanks for the very details of this policy provided.
    I am 52 years old and my wife is 47.
    I want to invest around 2 lakhs in this policy for the purpose of getting death benefit (to my wife) in case of unfortunate event (with God’s grace should not happen) for her as immediate financial support.
    Which option (in deferred) you will recommend?
    I want to take the deferred period 8 years and plan to get pension from age 60.
    Kindly advice.

  14. My parents had bought a policy Under Jeevan Shanti Option J, now, due to a medical emergency, we want to liquidate it. Is it possible ?

  15. very very useful and informative. if we approach a LIC agent he will immediately tries to sell the product without giving sufficient time to think. Thanks a lot for this online information

  16. Very good and true information by you. Thanks for enlightening on this. Hope people don’t fall on LIC’s miss-selling there policies.

  17. Hi sir I am Manohar my father age 62 I will invest in jeeven shanthi 10laks.will I recvie total amount after 10 yrs

  18. Hi Sir,

    My father-in-law is 77 yrs old, and looking for pension (immediate annuity). He wants to invest 5 lakhs. Which option would be best for him in Jeevan Shanti.


  19. Which is best pension plan under government for senior citizens. We have already invested in scss and Pradhan mantri, any other option for pension

    1. Dear Sundar,
      You are not allowed to cancel within a month. However, you can cancel the policy within the free-look-in period od 15 days. Free-look-in period starts from the policy document received date. Hence, if you cancel this during free-look-in period, then you will get the amount by deducting the tax and medical examination cost (if it was done). However, after this period over, you are not eligible to close. If you close, then you have to forget the premium.

  20. Hi Basu,
    It seems to me at this point that for immediate annuity option , the interest is marginally better than Jeevan Akhsyay VI. Is my understanding correct?

  21. how the guaranteed addition is calculated,what a person will get after 3 year in option f if he opted for deferment period of 5 year in case of surrender and in case of death. Although a hasy picture came it will be better by giving an example of minimum investment

      1. Thanks for the response, what are the best options for accumulating retirement corpus say after 60 years.. I have 20 years to go..

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