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EPFO Claim Status – EPF Claim Status Check Online

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08 min read.

Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) is a government-backed savings scheme intended to help employees cover their expenses once they retire. General Provident Fund (GPF) is the government employees’ version of EPF. Most commonly, the EPF or GPF is referred to as just ‘PF’.

Under the PF scheme, both employee and the employer contribute monthly to the EPF account of the employee. The minimum contribution that employees should make is 12% of their basic salary. The employer too shall contribute with the same amount, i.e. 12% of employees basic salary.

Latest Updates

The government has decided to retain the EPF interest rate of 8.5% for the financial year 2020-21.

Prerequisites to Check EPF Withdrawal Status

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

c. Employer details

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.

Procedure to Check PF Withdrawal Status Online

A request has to be raised through The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to withdraw from your PF account. The EPFO is a statutory body under the Ministry of Labour and Employment. After placing a request for PF withdrawal, you may not know the status of your request.

To address this problem, the EPFO has launched an online process to see the status of your requisition. Here is the procedure to check the status of your EPF withdrawal claim:

Step 1: Go to the EPFO portal. Click on ‘Services’ followed by the ‘For Employees’ option.

Step 2: Click on ‘Know Your Claim Status’.

Step 3: Click on the link, and it will redirect you to the member passbook application.

Step 4: Login by entering the Universal Account Number (UAN), password and captcha.

Step 5: Now, you will find the option of ‘View Claim Status’. Click on the same and view your claim status.

SMS alerts from EPFO

For the claimant’s benefit, the EPFO also sends alerts via SMS if a mobile number has been linked to the account. The SMS is sent in 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 implications on your EPF withdrawal under specific scenarios.

Refer to ClearTax’s page to know more about the taxability of EPF withdrawal.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have been jobless for more than one month. Can I withdraw from EPF?

No, to withdraw EPF because of being jobless, the period of unemployment must exceed three months.

Is Aadhaar necessary for filing an online EPF claim?

Yes, Aadhaar is necessary to file an online claim.

Is documentary evidence mandatory to withdraw EPF?

Yes, you will have to produce documentary evidence to withdraw EPF.

What is the eligibility to claim EPF?

EPF eligibility is determined by the amount of time spent in service, and it differs across conditions.

Do I need the employer’s approval to file claims?

No, the latest amendments have alleviated the need to seek employers’ approval to file EPF claims.

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