8 Things You Should Know About Old-Age Pension

Himani Verma

Virdha Pension Scheme

Virdha pension is a government-backed social security programme offering financial aid to older people below the poverty line.

Meaning of Vridha Pension


The scheme is open to individuals aged 60 and above; however, the pension amount may vary from one state to another.

Age of Retirement


The Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme is a national pension plan the central government offers.

Alternative Pension Schemes

Payment Mode

The pension amount for these schemes is usually between Rs 750 and Rs 2,000 and is credited monthly into the pensioners' bank accounts.

Standard Pension Amount

Additional Benefits For SC/ST

The Delhi government provides an additional Rs 500 for SC, ST, and minority communities as pension.

Provisions for Economically weaker sections

How To Apply?

One can apply for an old-age pension by visiting the respective state government's websites.

Application Process

Documents Required

The applicant must fill out a registration form, give bank and income details, proof of BPL category, and a photo.

Documents to be attached with registration form

Beneficiary List

The government maintains and updates the pensioners' list regularly for transparency.

Updated List

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