EPFO special facility: How to withdraw EPF online1 min read . Updated: 04 Apr 2020, 04:18 PM IST
- EPFO has introduced ' Pandemic advance facility' for employees'
- You can use the online withdrawal claim facility only if your Aadhaar is linked with your UAN
The labour ministry has allowed the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) subscribers to withdraw a portion of their retirement savings with immediate effect amid the novel coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Our country is under 21-day lockdown till 14 April to contain the spread of Covid-19. The request of withdrawal under the new pandemic rules of the pension fund will be honoured within three days. Note that you can use the online withdrawal claim facility only if your Aadhaar is linked with your UAN.
Prerequisite for availing online claim services
-UAN should be activated
-Verified Aadhaar should be linked with UAN
-Bank account with IFSC should be seeded with UAN
How to withdraw PF on account of coronavirus
1) Go to the UAN portal by clicking here .
2) Log in with your UAN and password and enter the captcha.
3) Go to online services and click on claim form.
4) ‘Member Details’ will be displayed on the screen. Enter the last 4 digits of your bank account and click on ‘Verify’.
5) Once done, you can proceed for online claim.
6) You will then have to click on PF advance form 31 and then from the drop down list for reasons you need to select outbreak of pandemic COVID-19.
7) You need to feed details such as how much you want as advance and the address.
8) 75% or 3 months salary or requested amount, whichever is lower is automatically taken by the system.
Once your claim is processed, the amount will be credited directly to the bank account.
EPFO has introduced ' Pandemic advance facility' for employees'. "Please note that the COVID-19 has been declared a Pandemic by appropriate Government for the entire country and therefore the employees working in establishments and factories across entire India, who are members of the EPF Scheme, 1952, are eligible for the benefits of non-refundable advance under the sub-para (3) of Para 68L which has come into force from today (28.03.2020)," the EPFO said in a circular.