How to Claim the PF – Provident Fund Amount Online? – Explained!

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How to claim Provident Fund online

Employee Provident Fund is a system established by the government according to the Employee Provident Fund Act of 1952. It is a scheme where you and your employer contribute a certain amount of amount every month. As the fund is invested on a monthly basis, so it can help you after your retirement.

When you start working with a new organization, the PF account tends to change. But, the consolidated EPF account, which is identified by your Universal Account Number{UAN} remains the same. This number is a 12 digit unique number and very much essential and you must verify your Pf details.

If you want to check your EPF balance and even in the case whether your employer towards it or not. You can easily find out with the help of the EPFO e-SEWA portal, SMS by logging in with your UAN and mobile app.

Here are 5 simple steps to claim PF online:

In order to claim Pf online with the help of EPFO Portal, you will need:

  • UAN
  • Password
  1. First of all, you need to Login using your UAN and password by visiting the EPFO e-SEWA portal. In case, you have forgotten your password, you can reset it through an OTP sent to your mobile number registered to it.
  • Next, you should verify whether you have linked and updated your Aadhaar number to your UAN. If it is not done, complete it through the help of the “Manage” tab.
  • After that, click on the online services tab present on the UAN dashboard. Now, you need to click on tab claim {Form-31, 19 & 10C}.
  • Now, select the options like full withdrawal, partial withdrawal or pension withdrawal from “I want to apply for” menu.
  • Once you choose the particular option, your claim is forwarded to your employer for approval. After your claim is approved, the PF amount is credited into your savings account that is linked with your EPF account.

Now, when you have got the information regarding your PF claim through the online process, you can withdraw your PF as per your requirement. When you are applying PF online, you do not require to fill the paper manually or contact your employer.

Basically, it takes up to 10days for your claimed amount to be transferred to your account.

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