PPF account can be opened for children, know the complete process here


PPF Account for Children: Public Provident Fund (PPF) is the most popular investment option. Apart from being risk free, it also gives good returns. You can make their future secure by opening a PPF account in your child’s name. We will tell you what are the terms and conditions applicable for opening a PPF account for a child.

  • An individual can open a PPF account in his own name.
  • Apart from his PPF account, a person can open another PPF account in the name of his minor child.
  • If the parents have two children, then the PPF account of one minor child can be opened by the mother and the PPF account of the other child by the father.
  • Both the parents cannot open a minor PPF account in the name of the same child.

how much money can deposit,

  • A minimum deposit limit of Rs 500 and a maximum of Rs 1.5 lakh is applicable in a financial year for a minor’s PPF account as well.

Loan and partial withdrawal

  • Minor PPF account also offers benefits like loan and partial withdrawal.
  • However, for making a loan or partial withdrawal against a minor account, the guardian has to declare that the money is being withdrawn for the minor only.

when the child is 18 years old

  • When the child turns 18, an application will have to be made for his account status from minor to major.
  • An adult child can handle his/her own account.

How to apply for PPF:

  • First of all go to your nearest bank or post office.
  • There you will have to take a form to open a PPF account.
  • Carefully read and fill the information asked in the application form.
  • Some documents will also be asked in the application form.
  • Attach those documents with the application form and give it to the employee of the institute.
  • Then check the employee application. After verifying the information properly, the account will be opened.

These documents will be required

  • Parent’s KYC mandatory, child’s photo, child’s age proof, including Aadhar card and birth certificate

A PPF account can be opened in a post office or bank in one’s own name and on behalf of the minor through any other person. However, as per the rules, a PPF account cannot be opened in the name of a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF).



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