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Mutual Funds, Financial Planning Expert - Answered on May 26, 2024

Asked on - Feb 22, 2024Hindi

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Hello Guruji, Query regarding pension amount I joined a MNC private company in 1993 and resigned in2015 , I got a pension certificate which says I will get a pension of ?6500 pm. Post that I went abroad for 4 years and returned in 2019. I joined an Indian company for 1 year till 2020 with a salary of ?4L pm basic salary + other allowances. Post that I joined an MNC for 3.5 years , which ended last month at a basic salary of ?4.5 L pm. How much pension amount can I expect and from when ? I am 53+ years of age. Will it be both combined or how ? Please help regards Abhi
Ans: Maximizing Pension Benefits: A Comprehensive Guide
Navigating pension benefits can be complex, but with strategic planning, you can optimize your retirement income. Let's delve into your situation and explore the potential pension amount you can expect.

Evaluating Pension Eligibility
Assessing Service Duration

Determine your total service duration with your previous employer from 1993 to 2015, spanning over 22 years.
Confirm the pension eligibility criteria based on your service duration with the company.
Understanding Pension Certificate

Review the pension certificate indicating a monthly pension of Rs. 6,500, provided upon your resignation in 2015.
Understand the terms and conditions outlined in the certificate regarding eligibility and payment structure.
Considering Post-Retirement Employment
International Employment

Take into account your employment abroad for four years, from 2015 to 2019, which may impact your pension entitlements.
Assess whether your international employment affects your eligibility or pension calculation.
Subsequent Indian Employment

Factor in your employment with an Indian company from 2019 to 2020, followed by a tenure with an MNC until last month.
Consider how your post-retirement employment affects your pension entitlements and calculations.
Determining Pension Amount
Combining Pension Entitlements

Combine the pension entitlement from your previous employment with the pension from your subsequent Indian employment.
Evaluate if the combined pension amount aligns with the terms specified in your pension certificate.
Calculating Pension

Calculate the total pension amount considering both periods of employment and their respective pension entitlements.
Verify if the calculated pension aligns with the pension certificate's stipulations and your service duration.
Seeking Clarifications and Guidance
Seeking Clarifications

Reach out to the pension authorities or your previous employer to clarify any doubts regarding your pension entitlements.
Request detailed explanations regarding the calculation methodology and factors influencing your pension amount.
Consulting a Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

Seek guidance from a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) specializing in retirement planning and pension benefits.
Receive expert advice on maximizing your pension entitlements and optimizing your retirement income.
Planning Ahead
Retirement Income Strategy

Develop a comprehensive retirement income strategy considering your pension entitlements, savings, and potential sources of income.
Ensure your retirement plan aligns with your financial goals, lifestyle preferences, and long-term objectives.
Regular Monitoring

Regularly monitor your pension account statements and retirement income sources to track your financial progress.
Stay informed about any updates or changes in pension regulations that may affect your retirement benefits.
Conclusion
By assessing your service duration, understanding your pension entitlements, and considering your post-retirement employment, you can determine the pension amount you can expect. Seeking clarifications, consulting with a CFP, and planning your retirement income strategy will empower you to make informed decisions and secure your financial future.

Best Regards,

K. Ramalingam, MBA, CFP,

Chief Financial Planner,

www.holisticinvestment.in
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