EPF withdrawal claim is made by an employee when he/she is unemployed or at the time or retirement. It is done by filling the EPF withdrawal form online. Please note you can use this withdrawal claim facility only if your Aadhaar is linked with UAN.
Eligibility Conditions for EPF Withdrawal
The following are the conditions that an employee need to meet to be eligible for EPF withdrawal-
EPF Withdrawal Online Procedure
You can follow the below-mentioned steps to fill the EPF withdrawal form and initiate a claim online: -
Step 1- Firstly, you need to sign in to the UAN Member Portal with your UAN and Password.
Step 2- Now, click on the ‘Online Services’ tab and select ‘Claim (Form-31, 19 & 10C)’ from the drop-down menu.
Step 3- Member details will appear on the screen. Enter the last 4 digits of your bank account and then click on ‘Verify ‘.
Step 4- Click on ‘Yes’ to sign a certificate of the undertaking and proceed further.
Step 5- Click on the ‘Proceed for Online Claim’ option.
Step 6- Select PF Advance i.e. Form 31 to withdraw your funds online
Step 7- After that, a fresh section of the form will be opened, wherein you have to select the ‘Purpose for which you need the advance, the amount required and the employee’s address.
Step 8- Now tick on the certification and submit your application form.
Step 9 – You will also need to submit your scanned documents depending on the purpose for which you have filled the form.
Step 10 – Your employer needs to approve your withdrawal request. Once you get the approval, you will be able to withdraw the money from your EPF and deposit it in the bank account.
Step 11- SMS notification will also be sent to your registered number with EPFO. After the claim is processed, the amount will be transferred to your bank account. Although no formal time limit has been provided by the EPFO, but the money usually gets credited within 15-20 days.