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Here's how you can submit life certificate for PF

In order to continue receiving retirement pension, government pensioners are required to submit a Life Certificate or Jeevan Pramaan Patra by November 30, 2019. It may be noted that the window to
submit the certificate opened from Friday for those below the age of 80.

The most common process of getting a life certificate for pension involves a visit to pension disbursing agencies such as banks, post offices, etc. Pensioners can also have their certificate issued by authority where they have served earlier and have it delivered to the disbursing agency. Now, banks have started offering doorstep services as well under which life certificates are delivered to pensioners' doorstep.

However, now one can submit the certificate online. The government had launched the Aadhaar-based Digital Life Certificate in 2014 which uses the pensioner's Aadhaar number and biometric data (either iris or fingerprint). If you are availing this facility from your home then you need to have an STQC certified biometric device which is required for capturing data. 

If you do not have such device then you can go to any Citizen Service Centre (CSC) or the office of pension disbursing agencies.

Here's how you can submit life certificate online:

1. You need to download the 'JeevanPramaan Application' on your PC/mobile phone. The app is also available at the Jeevan Pramaan portal. Note that the pensioner is required to provide Aadhaar number, name, mobile number and self-declared pension-related information like PPO number, pension account number, bank details, name of pension sanctioning authority, pension disbursing authority, etc. 

2. Once the Aadhaar authentication is complete, you can download a PDF copy of the certificate from the Jeevan Pramaan website by providing the Jeevan Pramaan ID. The digital life certificate is made available to the pension disbursing agency.

It is worth mentioning for pensioners below the age of 80, life certificate can be submitted from November 1 to 30. And for senior pensions, aged 80 and above, the department of pension and pensioners' welfare has allowed to submit life certificates from October 1 instead of November 1 earlier. The deadline for super senior citizens is also November 30. 

If the pensioners miss the deadline, pension disbursal is stopped from next month onwards but will be resumed as and when they submit the life certificate.

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