Have you applied for withdrawing Provident Fund money from EPFO? Waiting for money to reflect in your account? Don’t worry! Here is a detailed and simple step by step process that explains how to check claim status online if you have applied for withdrawing Provident Fund from EPFO:-
Step 1- Log on to the official website of the EPFO – epfindia.gov.in
Step 2- Click on ‘For Employees’ under the ‘Our Services’ menu
Step 3- Now, click on ‘Know Your Claim Status’ provided under ‘Services’
Step 4- Now, enter UAN and captcha details and click on ‘Search’
Step 5- Now, enter the PF number, establishment code, PF office (select from drop-down list), and the state where the PF office is located
Step 6- After entering all the details click on ‘Submit’
Step 7 – Claim status will be displayed
Step 8 – Save details for future reference
Earlier, on May 28, the labour ministry had allowed over 6 crore subscribers of retirement fund body EPFO to withdraw an amount not exceeding their three months basic pay and dearness allowance from their EPF account in view of the lockdown to fight COVID-19. The ministry had issued a notification in this regard on March 28, 2020 to amend the Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme 1952. The decision was taken in view of lockdown across the country to fight COVID-19. The notification permitted non-refundable withdrawal not exceeding the basic wages and dearness allowance for three months or up to 75 per cent of the amount standing to the credit of their EPF account, whichever is less.
A sub-para (3) under para 68L has been inserted in the EPF scheme, 1952. The amended Employees Provident Fund (Amendment) scheme, 2020 has come into force from March 28.
Following the notification, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) had issued directions to its field offices for promptly processing any applications received from members to help them fight the situation. In its communication, the EPFO had stated that officers and staff must process claims of EPF subscribers promptly so that relief reaches the worker and his family to help them fight with COVID-19.