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.,
- Physical application / offline PF withdrawal
- Online application for PF withdrawal
Physical application / offline submission
The Offline Withdrawal facility is not applicable from July 2019.
You can download the new composite claim (Aadhar) / composite claim form (non-aadhar) from here.
|Composite claim form||Attestation Required (Yes/No)|
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.
Step-3 Next, click on Manage, you will get a drop down as shown just click on KYC.
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.
Step-5 After verifying the details Go to Online Services, from the drop-down menu click the Claim form.
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.
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
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.
And that is how you can apply for PF online withdrawal.
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Disclaimer: This blog is just for informational purpose only. We are not associated with the EPFO or PF department.