Personal Loan for Pensioners
08 Nov 2021

Personal Loan for Pensioners

Eligibility, documentation, and features of a Personal Loan for Pension Holders

Key Takeaways

  • Banks offer exclusive Personal Loans for pensioners.
  • The eligibility criteria for such loans slightly differs from regular Personal Loans.
  • Pensioners can avail of the loan with minimal documentation.
  • These loans can help you meet all your financial needs.
  • Banks offer competitive interest rates and flexible repayment tenures on Personal Loans for Pensioners.

Financial adversities can hit you at any age. Even if you have a monthly pension to pay for your day-to-day needs, you could still fall prey to unforeseen circumstances, derailing your financial plans. Senior citizens usually live on fixed income sources but may sometimes need funds urgently. Today, many lenders recognise the need for financial assistance for pensioners and offer Personal Loans for Pensioners. Let us understand it in detail.

Personal Loan for Pension Holders

Whether it is paying medical bills, helping your grandchildren with their college fees, or just planning a vacation, pensioners and retired senior citizens can now avail of a Personal Loan. Such a loan helps you pay for unexpected expenses like medical treatment, sudden emergencies, and more.

Personal Loan Scheme for Pensioners – Eligibility Criteria

Retired employees of central and state government organisations can avail of Personal Loans for Pensioners. Some banks even offer loans to former employees of private firms who receive a regular monthly pension. Spouses receiving a family pension on behalf of their deceased partner can also apply for this loan. Let us break down the eligibility criteria.

Central and State Government Pensioners

  • Age and citizenship: Indian Residents below 76 years of age
  • Special requirements: suitable spouse/third-party guarantee

Defence Pensioners

  • Age and citizenship: Indian Residents below 76 years of age
  • Eligibility: Pensioners of Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guards, Paramilitary Forces (BSF, CISF, CRPF, etc.), Assam Rifles and Rashtriya Rifles.

Family Pensioners

  • Age and citizenship: Indian Residents below 76 years of age
  • Special Requirements: Authorised family members eligible to receive a pension after the death of the principal pensioner.

Interest Rates

The interest rate for Personal Loan for pension holders depends on several factors:

  • Loan amount
  • Age of the borrower
  • Bank policies
  • Collateral or security provided

Note: Most banks offer Lower interest rates on Pensioner Loans than regular Personal Loans

Required Documents

Whether you are applying for a Personal Loan for family pensioners or retired individuals, you must provide the following documents:

  1. Duly filled loan application form
  2. 2 passport-size photographs
  3. A copy of your PAN Card
  4. One Valid Age and Identity Proof Document such as
    • Aadhaar Card
    • Driving License
    • Voter Identity Card
    • Passport
  5. One Valid Address Proof Document such as
    • Aadhaar card
    • Driving license
    • Bank account statement
    • Ration Card
    • Voter ID
    • Passport
    • Utility Bills
    • Sale Deed/Property purchase agreement (for owned properties)/Rental Agreement
  6. Income Proof Document
    • Pension payment order

Personal Loan for Pensioners – Features

  • Easy to avail and with minimal documentation
  • High Loan amounts up to INR 15 lakh depending on eligibility
  • Repayment tenures of 12 to 60 months
  • Low loan processing fees
  • Competitive interest rates

Final Note

Thanks to Personal Loans for Pensioners, retired senior citizens can easily manage their financial emergencies. Ensure you check the terms and conditions set by the lender and use Personal Loan Eligibility and EMI calculators to check the total value of your Loan.

Download the digibank mobile app on your smartphone. Launch the app and click on the "Get Personal Loan" link on the login page. Also, you can open bank account online with us.

*Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes only. We recommend you get in touch with your income tax advisor or CA for expert advice.