EPF withdrawal rule changed - have a look of new rules

EPF withdrawal update: Most employees remain unaware of the developments related to provident fund, and they are merely concerned about the amount being deducted as Provident Fund (PF) from their salary. Majority of them do not understand the rules
associated with PF, and come face to face only when they withdraw the PF amount or get it transferred. In such a situation, they are required to carefully read regulations related to the PF. Recently, the EPFO has made changes in a rule, and after this new provision, you will not be able to withdraw the PF through offline mode. However, there is a condition for this also.

What is the change in rule

If your Aadhaar number is linked to the EPFO's Universal Account Number (UAN), you will not be able to get your PF withdrawal claim offline. The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has refused to accept the offline claim in such case. Thus, if your Aadhaar is linked to UAN, you have to make an online claim. Regional Commissioner NK Singh told Zee Business online that the EPFO has taken this decision due to rising cases of offline claim in the field office.

Why EPFO took this decision

According to NK Singh, the EPFO has issued a circular in this regard because many firms were getting bulk claims of those members, whose Aadhaar is linked to the UAN, through the physical Form. Since such cases were burdening the field office along with delay in claim settlement, the circular has directed not to accept offline claims. The companies have been advised to use online claim service platform.

Only online EPF withdrawal claims will be settled

According to the EPFO circular, if a member files a claim both online and offline, only the online claim will be accepted and settled.

How to make EPF withdrawal online: Follow the steps given below for Provident Fund settlement.

1. To submit EPF withdrawal online claim, you need to visit the EPFO website-ttp://www.epfindia.com/site_en/
2. You will find an online claim option on the homepage
3. Click the online claim option to open the page--https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/ link
4. The member will be required to feed his Universal Account Number (UAN) as well as password
5. After completing this, you will find claim settlement option
6. You will not be required to to submit the withdrawal form with the company

Notably, you are not required to submit an EPF withdrawal form with the company. Field Officer will automatically verify your online claim, but for this, your KYC must be complete on the unified portal.

39 Comments

  1. Good decision by govt.,
    I also feel to have such facility for club of different accounts of same persons online without concern of company.

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  2. When the Government is changing the rules and regulations from time to time, kindly inform the EPF Pensioners in their regional language also through mobile or email.

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  3. well decision, but there is one more problem with me they are not updating KYC when we are uploading KYC details for approval

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  4. The decision is welcome, but problem arises in implementation. For eg, my Institution has been trying to just remit the monthly PF contributions, but it is not accepted since there is a change in the Bank, from HDFC to SBI. Why even such a small change is not possible?

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  5. How to transfer if there is variation of Dãte of exit .

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  6. Good decision has done by EPFO. Online services guidelines for claim withdrawal is very simple.

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  7. its very much user friendly, due to offline is more critical and expensive know,,,

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  8. Kyc not uploaded by employers in my pf uan number what I can do now for withdrawal my pf

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  9. LAXMANBHAI BABUBHAI PARMAR [ 101009269614 ] || PAYMENT NOT RECEIVE IN MY ACCOUNT

    Claim Status Details
    CLAIM ID THVSH190550019130
    CLAIM RECEIPT DATE 17-MAY-2019
    CLAIM FORM TYPE Form-31
    PARA DETAILS Illness
    TOTAL AMOUNT APPROVED ₹ 5200
    DISPATCH DATE 24-MAY-2019
    CLAIM STATUS Settled
    REMARKS Your Claim [ Claim Id - THVSH190550019130 ] has been Settled. Payment sent via NEFT on - 24-MAY-2019

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    1. ప్రావిడెంట్ ఫండ్ లో లోన్ తీసుకోవచ్చా తీసుకుంటే దానికి ఏమైనా వడ్డీ పడుతుందా

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  10. Kyc not uplaoded by employer to my uan no what i can do for withdrawl my pf

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  11. I hv claimed my PF a long time ago by offline.. But still i hv not receive my money... What can I do?

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  12. I have online claim submit july 26 ,2019 but not settele only under process what can i do?

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    1. I have online claim submitted 9 November 19 but not setteled only under process what can I do?

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  13. I have online claim submit September 10th,2019 but not settele only under process what can i do?

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  14. Kyc not approved its pending

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    1. Your company owner or HR will approve it first

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  15. Pf withdrawal ke liye cancel check ki need hai kya...?

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    1. To verify your bank account for transfer of funds.

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  16. Actually I want to continue my old uan number to be my new company but in my new company I got one more UAN number got generate,but how to transfer my old of amount to new pf account kindly suggest me.

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  17. Congratulation for this decision but there are many problems of employee when he leave a company and join a new company then previous organization HR department not put exit date and also problem creat when any employee transfer one of account to other pf account with same UAN no. So suggest what we can do in this condithco.

    Regards

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  18. Good Morning, I have Issues in the KYC Adhaar Update. As per Adhaar I furnish the details but Error Came: Adhaar Authentication Failed. Name, DOB, Gender this type how to Rectify this error.

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  19. I claimed money many times within five working days when i submitted online claim.

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  20. This is a very good decession. If the establishment is closed , there is no signing authority of kyc( aadhar, bank , pan) by DSC. The member has made only direct aadhar link through OTP except bank account and pan . How it will be online process ???

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  21. It is a very good decession taken by the EPFO authority. Suppose, one member have made multiple job. example : DOJ DOE
    (I) Y N CLOSED ESTABLISHMENT
    (II) Y N CLOSED ESTABLISHMENT
    (III) Y N ESTABLISHMENT IS INTEREST NO MORE
    (IV) Y - CURRENT ESTABLISHMENT
    How it transferred online claim ?

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  22. I have claimed by online its show settled in my status.but by chance I put wrong savings account number for that the was not credited in my bank account. So again I have send re-authorization form by post. But I never get any response from the epf office. So can I do?

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  23. How many days will take for processing claim

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  24. I have made a clim in online on 7th Feb 2020 how many days will i get the amount

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  25. I have applied online claim on 16 Feb 2020 but it is showing under process till date, I am in need of those amount as I am not working anywhere, kindly suggest what to do, why it is delayed more than 1 month

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  26. Actually my aadhar card not verified in unified portal so for that I was update my basic details in unified portal employer was approved but pending from field office when they will approved my request. Please help me out. Below my details
    Uan number : 100447266849
    Pf number :MH/BAN /46257/633695 please approved my basic details in unified portal. I need to withdraw for my maariage.

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  27. Please sir I'm parnam singh my Uan no 100929248277 but no password yad nhi kiya kro

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  28. Can pls explain how to chang bank details and if have to apply or upload the new detail is it required to company approval

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  30. Hi everyone i dint weather this may lead to correct person or not it's been more than 8 months still.my aadhar card number not yet change in portal after sending all doc from my employer to EPF ofc Mumbai why because on portal Aadhar card number mentioned is wrong not mine some other aadhar number is mentioned i have enclosed my original aadhar card details kindly look UAN into myit number is follow 100377686160 and my name is Syed zahur ul huq . It would be very much helpful if you could verify and approve by this time ....

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  31. Good decision This rule was help full employees

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  32. The EPFO authorities taking immediate action while returning, and taking more time for settlement of claims which are in correct stage. My opinion the staff who attended the claim for rejection should have taken for settlement of the claim. Further more it has been informed that the Government of India has put entire country in Lockdown informed the member to wait such time the situation come in to normalcy. This is also one of the major bottleneck of the system.

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  33. Hi, i have done with my kyc.. but when I claim online... The otp verification number goes to the registered mobile number with aadhaar, which is not existing is their any possibility that i can give my currently using number... becauses it will be helpful... I even tried changing my number in adhaar its Not happening... Let me know if there is any way I can withdraw pf amount.. im in very urgent need of it..

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