One small mistake and your hard earned money can get stuck. This is often the case with EPF. Due to non-updation of KYC in the year 2021, there were problems in transferring interest money to more than 60 lakh EPF accounts. In any such situation, you will not be able to withdraw EPF money. Therefore, it is important that the records recorded in EPFO are completely correct and keep updating it from time to time.
Facility to change date of birth
Recently, EPFO has also given the facility to change the date of birth in one of its circulars. If your date of birth is wrong in the EPF records, then there is no need to worry. Now you can update it sitting at home. Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has shared this information with all its subscribers. Let us know how the birth date can be updated in the EPF record.
How to Update DOB in EPFO Records
If the difference in your date of birth is less than 3 years, then in that case you will have to submit your Aadhaar or e-Aadhaar on the EPFO Unified Member Portal. At the same time, if the difference in your date of birth is more than 3 years, then in that case you will have to provide some separate documents along with Aadhaar or e-Aadhaar on EPFO Unified Member Portal (UAN). Their list is given below.
These documents will be necessary
- Any school or education related certificate.
Registrar Birth Certificate.
Certificate based on service records of Central or State Government entities.
Reliable documents issued by any government department such as driving license, ESIC card.
Medical certificate of civil surgeon after examining the member.
Submit your application on UAN portal
The request to correct your date of birth will have to be submitted online on the EPFO Unified Member Portal. For this, you can go to this link, https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/ Let us tell you that there is a big facility available to people receiving Provident Fund or PF salary. Every month 12 percent of the basic salary of the employees is deposited in the Provident fund account. The same amount is also deposited in the employee’s account on behalf of the company.
It is necessary to make a nominee
It is important for the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) account holder to nominate a person for his/ her account. With this, in case of your death, the nominee of your account can easily claim the amount in the PF account. It is important to ensure that your family members (who are usually nominees) can easily claim your EPF corpus.