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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. To check the status of your claim status, you should have the following information handy:
To know the status of your claim the following information should be available to you:
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.
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 specific scenarios. You can refer this page for taxability of PF withdrawal for a detailed understanding.
Q. I have been jobless for more than one month, can I withdraw from EPF?
A. No, in order to withdraw EPF for being jobless, the period of unemployment must exceed three months.
Q. Is Aadhaar necessary for filing an online claim?
A. Yes, Aadhaar is necessary to file a claim online.
Q. Is documentary evidence mandatory to withdraw EPF?
A. Yes, you will have to produce documentary evidence to withdraw EPF.
Q. What is the eligibility to claim EPF?
A. EPF eligibility determined by the amount of time spent in service and it differs across conditions.
Q. Do I need employer’s approval to file claims?
A. No, the latest amendments have alleviated the need for seeking approval from the employers to file EPF claims.