EPFO: How to withdraw money from Provident Fund without UAN? Know – this method

Employees’ Provident Fund is the largest social security agency in the world. There are 24.77 crore accounts in this. EPFO was established on 15 November 1951. EPFO has 138 offices across the country. The department functions under the Ministry of Labor and Employment. Under the EPF scheme, every salaried individual contributes a part of his salary to the fund. Their employers also contribute a certain portion to the employees’ accounts. This corpus is distributed to the employee after his retirement.

Every PF account holder gets a UAN (unique account number). This is the identity of the person under the provident fund scheme. Using this number, one can check their provident fund balance and even withdraw the fund in case of emergency or other needs.

The money withdrawn prematurely from the provident fund can be used for daughter’s marriage, medical expenses etc.

Withdraw money even if you do not know the UAN number

Provident fund check can be done normally by creating an account in EPFO’s official portal or mobile application. However, even if a person does not know their UAN number, it is still possible to check their PF balance.

The person has to give a missed call by calling 011-229014016. If you do not have your UAN number but still want to withdraw money from your PF account, you will have to visit your regional post office. After this you will be asked to fill a non-composite form. After that, you will be able to withdraw the money by following the necessary requirements and submitting your documents. Explain that to withdraw money online from your PF account, a person needs his UAN number, PAN card and Aadhaar card.

How to withdraw PF online on the EPFO portal

Here are the steps to withdraw PF online on the EPFO portal:

  1. Visit the EPFO Members e-SEWA portal.
  2. Log in to your account using your UAN and password.
  3. If you forgot your password, you could reset it using your phone number.
  4. Once you’ve logged in to your account, visit the online claims section.
  5. Under the ‘Online Services’ section, select the ‘Claim (Form-31, 19, 10C & 10D)’ option.
  6. You’ll be asked to enter your bank account linked with your UAN to confirm your identity.
  7. Enter it, accept the terms and conditions, and click on the ‘Proceed for online claim’ button.
  8. On the next page, enter the reason for withdrawal from the drop-down menu.
  9. After you add the reason, you have to enter your complete address, and also, you might need to upload a cancelled cheque or passbook if you have chosen an ‘Advance Claim’.
  10. Next, you’ll have to request an OTP; it will be sent to the Aadhaar-linked phone number.
  11. Enter the OTP and proceed, and your claim application will be submitted successfully.

How to Check PF Withdrawal Status?

Here’s how you can check your PF withdrawal status:

  1. Visit the EPFO know your claim status page.
  2. Click on this page’s ‘Click Here for Knowing the Claim Status’ link.
  3. Select the PF Office State from the drop-down menu on the next page.
  4. Next, enter your Employee PF Account Number.
  5. Click on the Submit button.
  6. The PF withdrawal status will be shown now.

How to register a grievance for PF withdrawal?

If you have any issues with your EPF withdrawal, you can register grievances online by visiting the EPF grievance management system. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Visit the EPFO Grievance Management System website.
  2. Click on the ‘Register Grievance’ link in the navigation bar.
    On the next page, select your status:
    1. PF Member
    2. EPF Pensioner
    3. Employer
    4. Others
  3. Next, select if you have a claim ID.
  4. Enter your UAN Number and enter the captcha.
  5. Click on the Get Details button.
  6. You can now select the grievance you have on the next step.

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