What's the maximum amount I can invest in SCSS?
One can invest a maximum of Rs 15 lakh in Senior Citizens' Savings Scheme (SCSS) in individual capacity
By Research Desk | Apr 11, 2018
I have heard that maximum R30 Lakh can be deposited in SCSS in joint name. As per Indian post offices website maximum deposit amount can not exceed R15 Lakh whether joint or single name. Can you please clarify?
- Sunil Sisodia
Sometimes the information mentioned on these websites lacks clarity. One can invest a maximum of R15 lakh in Senior Citizens' Savings Scheme (SCSS) in their individual capacity. But one can hold a joint account with one's spouse, where the spouse has to be a first holder, and deposit another R15 lakh. So, effectively, one can deposit a maximum amount of R30 lakh. However, this joint account can be opened with spouse only.