PF online withdrawal procedure

Hello, in this post we will discuss the latest changes for the PF withdrawal and PF online withdrawal procedure with screenshots.

Things we will cover:

Latest changes in PF withdrawal

Employment Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) recently decided to give its subscribers an option to withdraw 75% of their funds after 1 month of their unemployment and keep the account active.

The members of EPFO will also have an option to withdraw the remaining 25% of their funds for final settlement of the account after completion of two months of unemployment.

Some Points to know for PF withdrawal

  • Attestation of the employer is not necessary for PF withdrawal if your PF account is linked with UAN.
  • TDS on PF withdrawal will be applicable if:
    • If the employee has not completed five years of his / her continuous service.
    • If the EPF withdrawal amount is more than Rs.50,000. Earlier the limit was Rs.30,000.
    • If Pan not available – 34.608%
    • At the time of withdrawal, if your total income (for the financial year) is less than 2.5 Lakhs, then you can submit Form 15G to avoid TDS deduction.
    • To know more on tax on PF withdrawal click here. 
  • Due to the launch of online facilities for PF withdrawal claim settlement period for PF withdrawal is now reduced to just 10 days from earlier 20 days.
  • You can download the UMANG app which you can use for PF withdrawal without UAN login.
  • You can update details such as name, DOB or Aadhar in UAN from the member’s portal itself. 
  • Another detail which you can update in the portal is the nomination details for EPS scheme.

PF online withdrawal procedure

PF withdrawal can be done in two ways i.e.,

  1. Physical application / offline PF withdrawal
  2. Online application for PF withdrawal

Physical application / offline submission

You can download the new composite claim (Aadhar) / composite claim form (non-aadhar) from here.

PF offline withdrawal

Composite claim form Attestation Required (Yes/No)
With Aadhar No
Without Aadhar Yes

Online application for PF withdrawal

In order to apply for PF withdrawal online, you need to make sure the following conditions are met.

  • UAN should be activated and the mobile number used for activating the UAN is in working condition.
  • UAN is linked with your KYC i.e., Aadhaar, PAN and bank details.

PF online withdrawal procedure is as follows:

Step-1 Firstly, you need to go to the UAN portal.

Step-2 Next step is to login with your UAN and password then enter the CAPTCHA.

PF online withdrawal procedure 1

Step-3 Next, click on Manage, you will get a drop down as shown just click on KYC.

PF online withdrawal procedure 2.

Step-4 On clicking KYC you will get this screen just check whether your Aadhar, PAN and bank details are verified or not. Please note that for online withdrawal, Aadhar and PAN verification is mandatory from employer.

PF online withdrawal procedure 3

Step-5 After verifying the details Go to Online Services, from the drop-down menu click the Claim form. PF online withdrawal 4

Step-6 On clicking the Claim form, it will display the member details, KYC details etc. Then, to submit your claim form just click on the tab Proceed for online claim.

PF online withdrawal procedure 5

Step-7 In this form, just select the claim you want under the tab “I want to apply for”.  Withdrawal is available under the following conditions:

  • Form-31 – Partial withdrawal of PF
  • Form-19 –  Complete PF withdrawal
  • Form-10C – Pension withdrawal benefit & scheme certificate
  • Form-10D – Claim of monthly pension


If the member is not eligible for any services like PF withdrawal or pension withdrawal due to their service criteria, then that option will not be displayed in the drop-down menu. If the employee is still in employment and goes for the claim form only form 31 will be available provided the service criteria are satisfied

PF online withdrawal procedure 6

Once applied, an OTP will be sent to the Aadhar linked mobile number. Enter the OTP and submit. On successful submission of the claim, a reference number will be generated and displayed which can be used for further claim status check.

Take a look at the summary of the PF online withdrawal procedure in this picture.

PF online withdrawal procedure

And that is how you can apply for PF online withdrawal.

This ends our post. Let us know your opinion by commenting below.


Disclaimer: This blog is just for informational purpose only. We are not associated with the EPFO or PF department.

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77 thoughts on “PF online withdrawal procedure with screenshots

  1. HI TEAM,
    i left the job on August 09,2018 but in the UAN PORTAL when went for the claim of the PF amount i am not getting the option as complete withdrawal though my KYC details are updated. kindly do the needfull


    1. Madam, If your employer has not updated your date of leaving, then you will not be able to withdraw online. Hence, check for the details under your profile and if not updated, contact your employer for the same.

      1. this worked in my case. i waited for 2 months. status remaind ‘under oricess’. i raised complaint in greivance , they paid me in next 3 days!!

  2. As I left job I also close my salary account which was linked with PF account. Now I have to withdraw my PF balance what can I do? Is it transfer in another account? Please help….

    1. Hi Juilee,
      Please login to your UAN Account, update the latest bank account and get it approved by the concerned employer with whom you had the PF account. After the details are approved, you can go for the online claim.

  3. HI Sir,

    I have left my previous job and want to withdraw the pf amount in the UAN portal.

    My question is can I withdraw only the pension amount by filling the Form 10 C?

    I look forward to your response.

    Best Regards,


  4. Hi Sir,

    I have left the previous organisation and this account is old. Now, can I withdraw the epf only? Or, can I also withdraw the pension amount by selecting the “pension only” option. My question is that are there rules for pension withdraw? Also, can I put both withraw forms at the same time?


    1. Hi Saloni,
      Yes, you can withdraw both PF & Pension amount. Pension can be withdrawn only if your service is below 10 Years. Both withdrawals have to be done using separate forms i.e., Form 19 & 10C respectively.

  5. Dear Sir/Mam,

    I have left my job in Feb 2017. after that i am not working. i have served in that company for around 3.5 yrs. when i have applied for PF withdrawal through employer, it rejected due to name mis-match in PF account, bank acc. and PAN. I have changed my name as per the adhar in All of them.

    1. While updating eKYC it accepted adhar, Bank details but not accepting PAN, error says, name not matching with Income Tax Dept. How it is possible as i have got PAN card with name updated. I came to now that if PAN not submitted then around 30% tax is applicable on the withdrawal amount

    2. when i am trying to withdraw online by using adhar, i can able to see only partial withdraw option (form 31) not full.

    – my previous company was closed and there is no HR to help me out from employer side.

    Please help me to solve the issue and withdraw full amount by using online services.
    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Niranjan,
      Firstly, please know that the name, DOB & gender across your PF Account, Aadhar & PAN has to be the same. If mismatched in any one of these, it will lead to details mismatch and you will not be able to go for online withdrawal.

      For 1) Please check if you have initials in Aadhar and full name in PAN. In that case, the name will be mismatched. i.e., If in Aadhar it is given as Sakshi S and in PAN it is Sakshi Suresh. For PAN, check in the ITD website how it is available in the database as that displayed on PAN Card is only display name and not database name. If any mismatch exists, please do required changes.

      For 2) For online withdrawal, your ex-employer should have updated your date of leaving. Only then withdrawal form will be available. Please check under profile if the date is updated, if not contact your ex-employer.

  6. Sir,
    i have completed my KYC details and verified also but when i am going to claim form, the mentioned below error i am receiving
    *** As your establishment is exempted in PF, please submit your withdrawal case to concerned Trust.***
    What it means?????

    1. Hi Jyoti
      Your PF may be maintained by the PF Trust. Hence, the withdrawal has to be made through the concerned Trust. Please contact your employer.

  7. hi i am trying for the online claim ,but here showing my aadhar card details not match with DOB and Gender

    kindly help for the same

    1. Sir, Your Aadhar details may not be matching with your PF Account details. Rectify the wrong information and update.

  8. Hi Team,

    I have left the my previous company last 2 month before, I asked to my HR for PF withdrawal he said we are not going to do anything now for PF you need to do everything online so have updated my mobile no and Adhar card details which is pending with employer. just want to know if I can go with off line procedure or not if yes just I need to fill the for and need to take signature from employer and submit at golibar maidhan PF office pune

    is that correct

    please advise

    thanks you

    1. Hi Raylingu
      If your Aadhar details, PAN and Bank details are updated in UAN and verified, then go for the online process which is simple and easy. Else, you can go for the offline process where you are required to file the composite for and submit to you PF office with relevant documents. Your Employer signature is not required in case Aadhar is updated in UAN account.

  9. Hi sir,

    I have done all the procedure that has been metioned above to claim PF ADVANCE and at the end after entering OTP it has come “OTP Has Been Verified , eKYC Updated And PF Advance Withdrawal Claim Form Submitted Successfully On Unified Portal. Please Click Here to view pdf” so i downloaded the pdf claim form and here i am not seeing any reference no generated and if this form only will be the proof ,please suggest how much days it will take to credit the amount in our bank account …please reply

    1. Hi Surendra,
      The length of the service is the total period mentioned in your PF Account. If you have previous employment, transfer the same to the current account which will add to your service range.

  10. Hi,
    I have worked for a total of 16 yrs and joined multiple organisations . Now that I have finally left job ( more than 1 year back) , I am trying to withdraw PF online . It shows the status of the last employer – with whom I was for 4.5 yrs only. It stated the reason as “Cessation:Short Service” . Why is it stating it as Short service ?I have consolidated all my PF accounts every time changed employer so it should have the complete history.
    Also – can i withdraw the pension as well ? Will that be a seperate withdrawl – using the same online steps ?
    Would appreciate if you can help me with the same.

    1. Hi Sonali,
      Generally, any employee who leaves before retirement will be updated as SHORT SERVICE. Hence, your employer too had mentioned the same. Secondly, even if you have consolidated the accounts from your previous employers, the current account will show only the current employment duration. To know on the complete, take a look at your PF Passbook.
      As you had consolidated all your account which exceeds 10 years, you will not be able to withdraw your pension amount.

      1. Thanks a lot for your response. Very rarely you get to see a prompt and response with clarity.
        You mention : As you had consolidated all your account which exceeds 10 years, you will not be able to withdraw your pension amount.

        When will I be able to withdraw the pension amount ? Why does it show me the option to be able to withdraw the amount ?
        Also – I am assuming this PF withdrawl would be expemted from Tax.
        Appreciate your response,

  11. Hi, I am currently working for a MNC since the last 3 years, i transferred my earlier PF account to my current employer total years of working is 4 and half years. i am planning on settling abroad in the next 2 months, can I withdraw my PF online without informing my employer and will i get taxed because I am moving abroad permanently?

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      No. You will not be able to withdraw the amount as online withdrawal is possible only after 2 months of Date of Leaving update by the employer to the PF Department.

  12. My epf claim shows ‘claim settled’ but when I checked there has been no transaction in the bank account linked to my PF account. What should I do?

  13. HI ,

    I am currently working, I need to withdraw PF from my old organization .When I tried applying for PF in online, my present organization is showing up am not able to apply only the previous company’s PF amount. Kindly advice how to apply the old PF amount alone.

    1. Hi Archana,
      If you have transferred your PF from old to the new organization, then you will not be able to withdraw it. If it is not transferred, then login to old UAN login and go for the Claim.

    2. I am currently working, I need to withdraw PF from my old organization .When I tried applying for PF in online, my present organization is showing up am not able to apply only the previous company’s PF amount. Kindly advice how to apply the old PF amount alone.

      1. Hi Kailash,
        Please check if you had transferred your old account to current. If yes, then you will not be able to withdraw now. Else please log in to your old account and apply.

  14. Hello Team,

    I have Multiple Queries.

    1, My Name is a bit long so there is name mismatch in Aadhar and PAN, My Banking details is as per PAN, hence I am getting an error message as name mismatch when trying to update PAN, Now where do I change the details and what should I do to withdrew my PF.

    2, I am working right now, so can I withdraw partial PF from my current employer, as I had heard we can withdraw partially that is 75% of it, I just want the clearity on this.


    1. Hi Syed,
      Here are the answers to your queries.
      1. Please change your name in AADHAR as per PAN Details post which you can go for Online Withdrawal
      2. Yes, you can partially withdraw you PF for specific reasons provided you meet the required criteria.

  15. I have try to update KYC but this is not done.
    I already 15 – 20 times try to update my pan and Aadhar but this error always comes.
    Please suggest.

    1. Hi Pradip,
      What does the error show? If its name mismatch then make sure to have your name in PAN, AADHAR & PF same. Only then the KYC can be updated

  16. I am trying to withdraw my PF and towards end of the online claim it shows that my phone and email are not linked to Adhaar. Could you please let me know what I need to do next?
    Also what shall I do for the offline appication? Apart from the form, do I need to send anyother documents and to whom shall I send the form?

    1. Hi Abhi,
      For updating your PHONE AND EMAIL, goto nearest aadhar center and get it done. For offline application, download the form fro EPFO website and send it directly to the concerned PF Office. You have to submit PAN Copy, Cancelled Cheque Leaf which has your name in it and Declaration in Form 15G if you are not applicable under the income tax.

      1. Hi sir,

        When i try to update my Aadhaar and pan card it showing error meesge “Aadhaar authentication failed. AADHAAR number, Name, DOB or Gender mismatch with registered data.
        could you help me out to reselove the issue.

      2. Sir this error occurs when the UAN data does not match with Aadhaar. You can check with your HR to see which data is not matching and how it can be rectified.

  17. Hi Team,
    I can see 4 Account in my service list , I left my 2nd Organisation on 3-oct-2018 , and joined 3rd Organisation on 8-oct-2018 , but due to some region absconded 3rd organisation and now serving to 4th.
    I have never requested to transfer my pf ,now i want withdraw the pf from my 2nd organisation.But i can see that in service profile
    2nd-Organisation DOJ EPF -15/01/2015 DOE EPF-3/oct/2018.
    3rd-Organisation DOJ EPF – 08/10/2018 DOE EPF -not available.
    4th-Organisation DOJ EPF- 02/11/2018 DOE EPF -not available.

    What next i am suppose to do , to withdraw the PF.
    Thanks in Advance

  18. Hello Sir/Madam,

    Actuallly I have apply for online PF claim .When I login so my UAN details not match with my Aadhar card details so I was modify it on 21/12/2018 but still its status pending so .How many time it will take for modification ..plz help me out what I do now .

  19. Hello Sir/Madam,

    When I go to Online Service Option And Click on Claim So I get this message “Please update your latest Bank account no. and valid IFSC details through your employer/Unified Portal” I have update my bank details of my same organisation salary accounts .so now what to do .We can not update another bank account details for PF withdrawl.

  20. sir,
    meine job chhoda 1 sal ho gaya he abhi muje mera pf withdral karna he lekin pan card upadate nahi ho raha he error aa ja ta he name is not mismatch abhi me bina pan card se withdrawal kar sakta hu kitana tax lagegea ya nahi or employer or employee dono amount milega baki sari details mene upadated he please help..

    1. Sir, You can contact your ex-employer to claim offline. In case your service period is less than 5 years and the withdrawal amount is more than Rs. 50,000, TDS @ 10% will be deducted.

  21. Dear Sir,
    Please help me Online Calim PF Advance ( From No.31) setlled if the member is not eligible for any services like PF withdrawal or pension withdrawal due to their service criteria, then that option will not be displayed in the .Form19 –Form-10C Complete PF withdrawal only From No.31

  22. Hi,

    I had left my old organisation and it had 1 UAN number.
    When i joined new company, they created a new UAN.

    To claim from old organistaion, can i link AADHAR to two UAN number as it needs to be claimed?
    Pls help

  23. Hi,
    I’m Steffi.. I left the org on April 12th 2018.. but i could complete online procedure for pf claim on 26th Dec 2018.. and while entering PAN details i could not save it.. It shows error like your name in PAN and UAN differs it doesnt match.. When i contacted my org they told it wil be of no problem and dey told even they also faced same prob wen dey saving my PAN in my account.. and also my name is there in place of my father’s name.. I’m quite disturbed since it wil create any problem while withdrawal.. Added to that, how many days it wil take for pf withdrawal after completing online procedure for pf claim???


    1. Hi Steffi,
      In the case of Name mismatch, withdrawal cannot be done until it is set right. Hence, if you wish to go with online claim please change PAN name as in PF account. Secondly, if it is not possible, you can go for the offline claim through your ex-employer. In both the cases, it may take 3-25 days,

  24. Dear Sir,
    Please help me Online Claim PF
    my name in PF ACCOUNT is RAJESH SAH but in adhaar RAJESH SHAH how I apply online application for claim

  25. Recently, I left my job and joined another company. I am using the same UAN there. Can I withdraw my money from the previous PF where 2 different PF number as previous employer & current employer. Also, when i login to portal , i am able to see only current employer ID in Claim form but not previous employer id. My previous employer id already updated their Database & same can be seen under Service history where DOJ &DOE detailed mentioned.

  26. Hi,
    Is it possible to Tranfer funds from previous to new (Just 2 monthly only when joined new company from previous organization exit) & have one Account as One Member – One EPF Account & then withdraw money?

    1. Yes. It would be best to transfer all your PF amount to one account. Pl contact your previous company for the process. As for withdrawal, you can only withdraw partial amount while you are still in employment. Just something to remember.

  27. Hi there,

    My KYC Is updated and adhar is linked . pan is still not verified name in adhar is v.raj and name adhar is raj.v
    how to go about , ,,,,

    1. Hi Rajesh,
      Your PAN Name and UAN has to be the same. Hence, you have to change the PAN name as your aadhar is already verified

  28. Sir,

    I have following Queries-

    1) can UAN number be generated for Old In-operative Account for year 2007-2008 ?
    2) How can I get Date of Joining and Date of Leaving details if my Ex-employer is lost.
    3)If I Physically Visit Regional EPFO , The process of My Name correction if required may resolve in one day?
    4) How can I follow up for above process and check the progress..

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