As per the EPFO latest amendment, PF member claims under below categories like;
1) Full PF withdrawal if not under service
2) PF Partial withdrawal via loan/advance and
3) Pension withdrawal benefit through EPS withdrawal(Retirement)
can be made directly through employees online UAN (Universal Account Number) portal by all members of EPF who have activated their UAN and linked their KYC.
Now no more physical forms (Form 19, Form 10C, Form 13) will be accepted by PF office.
Following points to be noted before you go with online claim process :
i) You should have activated your Universal Account Number (UAN). https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/
ii) Your mobile number, which is in working condition (should be the same as registered with your Aadhaar card)
iii) Bank Account details should have linked with your Aadhaar Card and PAN Card
iv) If there is mismatch in PF to Aadhaar database, due which Aadhaar is not linked, for this PF member needs to add their correct info and get it verified by the employer and EPF office.
How to Withdraw EPF & EPS Balance online?
Step 1 is to log on to the UAN portal and enter your details.
Link to access memeber portal : https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/
Step 2 is to check whether the KYC details seeded are correct and verified or not.
Step 3 is to select the claim you require out of the 3 namely, full PF Settlement, PF Part withdrawal (loan / advance) or EPS withdrawal
Step 4 is to verify the online PF claim using One Time Password (OTP) that you will receive on your mobile number linked with your UAN. EPFO will obtain your KYC i.e. Aadhaar details from UIDAI and your online PF claim will be processed and your bank account will be credited with the amount of the claim.
Also, if someone is applying online for EPF partial withdrawal i.e. loan/advance, he/she doesn’t need to submit any documents along with. Now that surely brings a lot of convenience and easy access to one’s money as the current EPF withdrawal system only require minimum 10 to 15 days to process the above mentioned EPF claims.