Employee Provident Fund or EPF is the scheme which aids the retirement of salaried employees. It is a retirement fund scheme towards which both employee and employer contribute on a monthly basis. In most of the cases, it is 12% of the employee basic salary and dearness allowance and the same contribution is made by the employer. These funds are generally availed post-retirement but the employees do have an option to avail them while still working subject to certain terms and conditions. Establishments with more than 20 employees are required to enroll them under the provident fund on the unified portal and provide with their respective UAN.
The employees are facilitated with claiming the saved funds through various means like online, SMS, UMANG app and a missed call.
PF CLAIM STATUS
Once the application for withdrawal has been submitted, the claim status can be checked. If an employee has UAN, the claim can be made through form 11 which does not require any attestation and enables online submission through the unified portal.
For those who do not have UAN can fill up Form 19 and submit it to the nearest EPFO office. Form 19 requires due attestation.
CHECKING PF CLAIM STATUS ONLINE
Before logging into the claim check website, keep the following handy;
- Your UAN
- Employer’s regional EPF office
- Company Name
- Extension code (if any)
Follow these steps in order to check claim status
Step 1: On the EPFO portal, click ‘Our Services’
Step 2: From the drop-down menu, click ‘For Employees’
Step 3: Under the services column, click ‘Know Your PF Status’
Step 4: Once you click the ‘Know Your PF Status’ tab, you will be redirected to a page where you will need to fill in details like your UAN and the ‘Captcha Code’.
Step 5: On the next page, enter the following details;
- State of your PF office
- PF Office from the drop-down menu
- Establishment code
- PF account number
Step 6: click ‘Submit’ to check your claim status
CHECKING CLAIM THROUGH SMS
The claim status can also be checked through SMS on the registered mobile number. The employee needs to type ‘EPFOHO UAN’ and send it to 7738299899 from the registered mobile number. The claimant can opt from 10 different languages for ease of use. English is the default language.
CHECKING CLAIM ON CALL
Employees with a registered mobile number can also check the claim status by giving a missed call from their registered mobile number. They can call at 011-22901406, the call automatically gets disconnected after two rings. This missed called is not charged for. Immediately after the missed call, the claimant would receive the details via SMS on the registered mobile number.