Filing An Online Claim For Provident Fund Withdrawal
The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (abbreviated to EPFO), is an organization tasked to assist the Central Board of Trustees, a statutory body formed by the Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 and is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India.
On 1 October 2014, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi launched Universal Account Number for Employees covered by EPFO to enable PF number portability.
Here are some requirements to file PF online:
In order to file an online claim, subscriber should have activated his/her Universal Account Number (UAN) and the mobile number used for activating UAN should be in the working condition. Subscriber’s Aadhaar details should be seeded in EPFO database. Member’s bank account along with IFSC code should also be seeded in EPFO database. Permanent Account Number (PAN) should be seeded in EPFO database for PF (Provident Fund) final settlement claims in case his/her service is less than 5 years.
Members whose total service is between 9.5years to 6 months can use this form.Members date of joining is should also available in EPFO database.
EPF Withdrawal Online Procedure
Step 1- Sign in to the UAN Member Portal with your UAN and Password.
Step 2- From the top menu bar, click on the ‘Online Services’ tab and select ‘Claim (Form-31, 19 & 10C)’ from the drop-down menu.
Step 3- Member Details will be displayed on the screen. Enter the last 4 digits of your bank account and click on “Verify”
Step 4- Click on “Yes” to sign the certificate of undertaking and proceed further
Step 5- Now click on the “Proceed for Online Claim” option
Step 6- Select “PF Advance (Form 31)” to withdraw your funds online
Step 7 – A fresh section of the form will be opened from where you have to select the “Purpose for which advance is required”, the amount required and the employee’s address
It is worth noting that all options for which the employee is not eligible for withdrawal will be mentioned in red.
Step 8 – Tick on the certification and submit your application
Step 9 – You may have to submit scanned documents depending on the purpose for which you have filled the form
Step 10 – Your employer has to approve your withdrawal request after which the money will be withdrawn from your EPF account and deposited in the bank account mentioned at the time of filling the withdrawal form.