Provident Fund (PF) is a retirement fund scheme provided to a salaried class person. Both employee and the employer must contribute to it on a monthly basis. Generally, it is 12% of the basic salary by the employee and the same by the employer. The employee can avail the benefits of the investment upon retirement. Employees can also choose to liquidate funds while in employment – this is subject to certain terms and conditions. The contribution made by the employer is equivalent to that of the employee i.e., 12% of the basic pay and DA, every month. In this article, we will see how we can check the status of our PF Withdrawal claim.
Procedure to check PF withdrawal claim online
For claiming funds, a request has to be raised to The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). The EPFO is a statutory body under the Ministry of Labour and Employment. Upon requesting for PPF withdrawal, there is a possibility that you may not get to know the status of your requisition. To address this problem the EPFO has launched an online process to know the status of your requisition.
To know the status of your claim the following information should be available to you:
a. Universal Account Number (UAN)
b. EPF regional office of your employer
d. Extension code (if relevant)
Keep the above information/documents handy, and then follow the below steps to check the status of your claim online.
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Step 1: Go to the EPFO portal. Click on Our services> For Employees
Step 2: Click on ‘Know Your PF Status’
Step 3: Enter your UAN and enter the captcha image
Step 4: Enter the following details
1. Enter the state of your PF office
2. Select your PF Office from the drop-down menu
3. Enter your establishment code
4. Enter your Provident Fund account number
Step 5: Click on the ‘Submit’ button to check the status of your PF claim.
For the benefit of the claimant, the EPFO also provides for alerts via SMS if a mobile number has been linked to the account. The SMS is sent to the following two instances:
1. On receipt of claim application.
2. On transfer of funds to the claimant’s bank account.
There could be income tax implication on your PF withdrawal under ‘certain scenarios. You can refer, taxability of PF withdrawal for a detailed understanding.