Saturday , July 13 2024

SBI Special Scheme: Senior citizens will get money sitting at home without investing in this scheme, know details

SBI Special Scheme: Everyone does retirement planning to ensure smooth old age. But, there are many people who get so caught up in everyday expenses that they do not get a chance to save. There is no money left for difficult times and by then old age sets in. For such people, the country's largest government bank SBI has started a wonderful scheme. Now in old age, you will get money sitting at home and you will not have to pay any tax on your earnings.

SBI has launched the Reverse Mortgage Scheme, which is a relief for senior citizens who have not saved money for retirement. Government banks will give money to such people sitting at home after a certain age, so that they can meet their daily expenses or get treatment. The bank neither asks for this money back nor does it have to pay any tax on the money received for expenditure.

What is reverse mortgage scheme?

This scheme of SBI has been launched especially keeping the elderly in mind. Under this, the bank gives money in exchange for residential property. A reverse mortgage means that the bank will lend money against your property. Neither any interest will be charged on this nor there will be any need to pay EMI. Not only this, the ownership of the house will remain with the elderly during the entire period of the mortgage and they will not be evicted from there.

How does this loan work?

Mortgage loan is generally given only after 60 years. SBI's mortgage loan scheme is for senior citizens above 62 years of age. There is no maximum age limit in this. This loan is given against property, but the best thing is that if you want, you can also use it as salary or pension every month. In case of an elderly couple, the wife's age should also be at least 55 years.

What is the specialty of this loan?

  • The property should be in the name of the person applying for the loan and there should not be any dues or debts.
  • The property against which the loan is being taken should not be more than 20 years old.
  • Reverse mortgage loan is available only on the property where the couple has been living for at least 1 year.
  • The loan amount is decided on the basis of the property, which can range from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 1 crore.
  • If there is any home loan etc. running on the property then the applicant will be required to submit No Objection Certificate (NOC).

What are its other conditions

  • Most banks charge a processing fee of Rs 2,000 to Rs 20,000 on mortgage loans.
  • This loan is available for a maximum period of 15 years only.
  • You can spend the loan amount anywhere, there is no restriction or rule for this.
  • The mortgage loan amount is considered completely tax free under Section 10(43) of Income Tax.
  • The borrower is not required to repay the money, rather the bank recovers its money by selling the property in the absence of the owner or claimant.