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EPF claim status

EPF members can now submit and access transfers/claim both offline and online in a few simple steps. This has made it super easy for employees who have no idea how to access their PF accounts. Such employees can check their EPF claim status by visiting the official website of EPFO or by visiting the UAN member portal.

Benefits of Online EPF Claim Status

Online EPF claim status feature has made it simple for employees to check their EPF status and take action on it.

  • The feature allows them to check the claim status online at any time where they don't have to visit EPFO office.
  • It is a simple and hassle-free process which saves time to view claim status.
  • The system updates their EPF account status as and when they take any action.

How to Check EPF Claim Status

You can check EPF claim status online in a few simple steps.

  • Visit the official EFPO member portal.
  • Log in to the system with your UAN and password.
  • Click on the "Manage" tab and check your KYC details to make sure that they are correct.
  • Click on the "Online Service" tab to withdraw the fund.
  • Select “Claim” from the dropdown menu.
  • Choose “Proceed for claim” option from the claim screen that includes your KYC and PF details.
  • From “I want to apply” option, select the type of withdrawal you want such as partial withdrawal, pension withdrawal, final settlement, etc.
  • Once you select the withdrawal type, fill in the form and authenticate the same with your Aadhar card details.
  • The system will send an OTP (One-Time Password) to your registered mobile number. Enter that OTP to proceed.
  • Once you successfully make a claim for withdrawal, you can check your claim status by clicking on “Track claim” tab.

Steps to Check Status through UAN Member Portal

Employees with UAN (Universal Account Number), can now check the EPF balance and claim status using this number.

  • Visit passbook.epfindia.gov.in/MemClaimStatusUAN/.
  • Fill in the UAN
  • Enter your mobile number
  • Enter the captcha code
  • Click on the "Search" button
  • Your member ID will be displayed as a link in the next page. Click on that link.
  • You can now view your claim status and other details related to your EPF claim.

Steps to Check Status through EPFO Website for Offline Applications

The status for transfer or withdrawal claims submitted offline in any of the PF offices can be viewed on EFPO website. There are two ways to monitor your EPF claim status for offline applications.

  1. With the help of UAN
  2. With the help of PF account number

Check EPF claim status with UAN

  • Visit passbook.epfindia.gov.in/MemClaimStatusUAN/.
  • Click on "Know your claim status."
  • Enter the UAN and captcha code. All linked PF accounts will appear on the screen. Select the relevant PF account for which you have filed a claim.
  • The latest updated status of your claim will be displayed on the screen.

Steps to Check Status Using EPF Account Number

Check EPF claim with PF account number by following a few simple steps.

  • Visit www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/KYCS.php, and click on the “Click Here for Knowing the Claim Status” option.
  • Select the state in which your PF account is administered.
  • Select your city.
  • The first two boxes of your PF account number will be pre-filled. Fill up the rest of the boxes with the correct number.
  • Once you click enter, the latest claim status will appear on the screen.

Steps to Check Status through by Calling EPFO Customer Care

Members can check their EPF claim status by calling EPFO 24*7 customer care number – 1800 118 005. It is advisable to keep UAN or PF account number handy as the helpline officer will ask for the same to check the status of your EPF claim.

Steps to Check EPF Claim Status through the Umang App

EPF members can check their PF transfer/withdrawal status on the Umang app. For doing so, the member should have his/her mobile number updated with his/her UAN. To check your EPF claim status on Umang app, follow the below mentioned steps.

  • Open the Umang app and click on EPFO.
  • Choose the “Employee Centric Services” from the given options.
  • Select the “Track Claim” option.
  • Enter your UAN and click on "Get OTP."
  • The system will send an OTP on your registered mobile number. Enter the OPT and click on the "Login" button.
  • All claims made under the UAN will be displayed on the screen. You can see the details such as tracking ID, claim type, raise claim date, and claim status.

Steps to Make PF Withdrawal Claim

EPF can be withdrawn either by

  • Submission of physical application for withdrawal or
  • Submission of an online application

Submission of physical application

Download the new composite claim (Aadhaar)/ composite claim (non-Aadhaar) form from www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/Downloads.php Fill up the new composite claim form and submit the same to the respective jurisdictional EPFO office. The employee attestation is not required in case of Aadhaar composite form. In the case of a non-Aadhaar composite form, the employer attestation is mandatory.

It is also important to note that in case of partial withdrawal of EPF amount for various circumstances, very recently, the requirement to furnish various certificates has been eliminated and the option of self-certification has been introduced for the EPS members.

Submission of an online application

EPFO has recently come up with an online facility of withdrawal and transfer which has made the entire claim process easier and efficient.

Prerequisite

To apply for withdrawal or transfer of EPF online through EPF portal, make sure you meet the following conditions:

  1. UAN (Universal Account Number) is activated, and the mobile number is registered with UAN.
  2. KYC is completed for the UAN. Your Aadhaar, PAN, bank account details along with IFSC code are linked with your UAN. If the above conditions are fulfilled, then the requirement of attestation of the previous employee to process the claim withdrawal can be eliminated.

Steps to apply for EPF withdrawal online

  • Visit the UAN portal unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/
  • Log in with your UAN and password.
  • Enter the captcha.
  • Click on the tab “Manage” and select “KYC” to check if your KYC details such as PAN card, Aadhaar card, and bank details are correct.
  • Once you verify the KYC details, click on “Online Services” and choose “Claim” option from the dropdown menu.
  • The screen will display details such as KYC details and service details. Click on “Proceed for online claim” tab to submit your claim form.
  • In the claim form, select the claim type you want – full EPF settlement, EPF partial withdrawal, or pension withdrawal, under the “I want to apply for” tab. If the subscriber is not eligible for any particular services like PF withdrawal, then such option will not be shown in the dropdown menu.

FAQs on EPF claim status

How can I check my pension status?

You can check your Pension Payment Order status provided by the central pension accounting officer. You can use the 12-digit PPO number to check the pension status online.

How can I check my PF balance through a missed call?

Give a missed call on 011 229 01 406, and you will receive an SMS that will contain your PF number, name, age, and PF balance. This facility is free of cost and available only for UAN members.

How can I check my PF balance through SMS?

If you are UAN activated member, you can check their PF balance available with EPFO by sending an SMS at 7738299899 from your registered mobile number. You need to send SMS “EPFOHO UAN” to 7738299899.

How can I check my PF balance with UAN number?

You need to link your account with UAN number in order to check your PF balance. You can now check your PF balance by sending SMS “EPFOHO UAN” to 7738299899.

How can I claim my PF amount?

You can claim your PF amount either by submitting a physical application or by submitting an online application. For physical form, you can download the form from www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/Downloads.php and submit the duly filled form to the EPFO. In case of online application, you can visit the UAN portal and submit the claim by filling up the required details.

How can I get my PF UAN number?

You can obtain a UAN number from UAN portal. You need to follow the steps below: Download the official UAN app from play store. Click on “Know your UAN status” tab. Select your state from the drop-down menu and enter your PF number and other details. Click on "get authorisation PIN." The system will send a PIN on your registered mobile number. Enter the PIN and click on “Validate OTP and get UAN” button. Your Universal Account Number (UAN) will be sent to your registered mobile number.

How can I know my PF amount through PF number?

To check your PF balance through PF number, give a missed call on 011- 22901406 from your registered mobile number.

How can I withdraw money from UAN?

Follow the below steps to withdraw money from UAN. Visit the UAN member portal. Log in with your UAN and password. Check the KYC details. And click on “Manage”. Click on “Online services. Under the dropdown menu, select Claim (Form-31, 19 & 10C). Authenticate your Aadhaar with OTP. After submitting the OTP, you will be able to fill the withdrawal claim form.

How can I withdraw my PF amount online?

Steps to apply for EPF withdrawal online are: Visit UAN portal. Log in with your UAN and password and enter the captcha. Click on the "Manage" tab and then click on KYC option and verify your KYC details. Once you verify your KYC details, click on "Online Services" and select "Claim” option from the dropdown menu. The claim screen will display the KYC details and member details. Click on “Proceed for Online Claim” to submit your claim form. In the claim form, select your claim type. Click on Submit.

How do I check my PF balance online?

You can check your PF balance online by visiting EPFO portal. Login to the EFPO portal. Click on “Our service” tab. Choose the “For employees” option from the dropdown menu. Click on "Member passbook" option under the "Services" tab. A login page will appear. Enter your UAN number and password. Once you log in, you can access your EPF account.

How do I know my EPF claim status?

Visit EFPO website. Click on "Know your claim status." Enter the UAN and captcha code. All associated PF accounts will appear on the screen. Select the relevant PF account for which you have filed a claim. The latest updated status of your claim will be displayed on the screen.

How long will it take for PF settlement?

EFPO or Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation takes up to 10 days for PF settlement.

How many days does it take to withdraw PF online?

The online PF withdrawal process takes 10 days to settle the claim.

How many days will it take to get PF amount after applying online?

For online claims, it takes 10 days business days to settle the claim and additional 2 to 3 days for the amount to be credited in the account through NEFT.

How many days will it take to withdraw the PF amount?

For online withdrawal, it takes up to 10 days, and for offline it takes up to 20 days.

How many times can PF be withdrawn?

The PF can be withdrawn a maximum 2 to 3 times during the service period.

How much can PF be withdrawn?

90% of the PF balance can be withdrawn after the age of 54 years. After leaving the job, a person can withdraw 75% of the balance if he remains unemployed for one month and the remaining 25% after the second month of unemployment.

How is PF calculated on salary?

The formula for calculating PF on salary is- PF = PF gross x 12% (PF gross = Basic + lunch allowance + Transport allowance + Medical allowance + Special allowance)

Is it good to withdraw PF?

Withdraw your PF only if you are eligible to withdraw and are facing an emergency with no other option. PF can act as a tax-free amount for your post-retirement needs, and ideally, you should not withdraw it unless you actually need it.

Should I withdraw my PF?

No, you should not withdraw your PF unless you have an emergency and you don't have any other option.

What are the reasons to withdraw PF?

Following are the situations where you can go ahead and withdraw funds from your PF account. Medical treatment Marriage purposes Purchase of property/construction of a house Repaying the existing loan Education purposes Repair of house

What happens to my pension if I die?

If you die, the money in your pension doesn’t go waste. It passes to your dependents or beneficiaries.

What happens to my pension if I leave my job?

You can choose to take a lump sum money or get regular payments in the future.

What will happen if PF is not withdrawn?

Your PF will receive interest at the rate of 9.5%; however, there is an amendment from PF board that if there are no withdrawals, after three years, no interest will be calculated on PF amount.

When can I withdraw my PF amount?

Employees who resign from their job before they turn 54 years can withdraw the full PF amount. 90% of the PF balance can be withdrawn after the age of 54 years. After leaving a job, a person can withdraw 75% of the balance if he remains unemployed for one month and the remaining 25% after the second month of unemployment.

When can we withdraw pension contribution in PF?

You can withdraw the contributed EPS amount along with your EPF amount. However, you must not have completed 10 years of service.

Can I withdraw my full PF amount?

No, you cannot withdraw your full PF amount before attaining the retirement age.

Can I withdraw my pension fund when I resign?

If you resign, you are allowed to withdraw your employer-funded retirement amount.

Can I withdraw my PF amount while working?

The EFPO allows you to withdraw PF amount for specific reasons. The maximum amount would be 50% of your contribution.

Can I withdraw my PF anytime?

You can withdraw your PF anytime; however, there are restrictions on the percentage that you can withdraw.

Can I withdraw my PF before 5 years?

Yes, you can. It is important to know that EPF withdrawal is taxable for withdrawals made before 5 years of continuous service.

Can I withdraw my PF the second time?

Yes, you can withdraw your PF amount for the second time also as per the conditions laid down.

Can I withdraw my PF using UAN number?

Yes, you can withdraw your PF using UAN number. The UAN number has made it easy to withdraw PF without employer help.

Can I withdraw my PF while working?

You can withdraw your PF while working. You can avail withdrawal facility 3 times during your service.

Can I withdraw my PF without PAN card?

You can withdraw your PF without PAN card, but TDS will be deducted.

Can we withdraw employer contribution from PF?

Yes, you can withdraw the employer contribution. When you withdraw EPF, you will receive employee + employer EPF contribution + interest earned on EPF.

However, you will not be able to withdraw the contributions of your employer until 58 years of age.

Can we withdraw pension contribution from PF?

Along with the PF, you are also allowed to withdraw the EPS amount if your service period has been less than 10 years.

Can we withdraw PF amount while in service?

The EFPO states a list of reasons. You can withdraw the PF amount for those reasons only while you are in service.

Can we withdraw PF online?

Yes, you can fill up an online application on the EPFO portal and withdraw the PF online.

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