EPF – Employee Provident Fund helps you save funds for a quality post-retirement life. But things don’t always go as planned and a looming emergency requires that you withdraw funds from your PF accounts, including EPF. There may be many instances where you claim EPF and want to know or check EPF claim status online.
You may be planning to start your own business and decide to claim your EPF money.
Maybe your child has got a chance to study abroad, and you need funds to pay tuition fees and other charges. Or one of your parents needs surgery that costs a lot of money.
This forces you to withdraw part or all of your EPF fund.Claiming EPF withdrawals is much simpler with the online process.
You simply have to go to the EPFO site, download a claim form, fill it and upload it. Or send it to the regional office.
The EPFO system does the rest.The approval process takes time. You claim will be settled in 2-3 weeks when you submit withdrawal form (19 or 31) directly to EPF office or through online site.
Withdrawal request sent through your employer can take a month or longer to get sanctioned.
You’re obviously anxious to know if your request has been approved, as you need the funds. Our earlier guide showed you how to check EPF account balance.
Also, if you haven’t applies but want to withdraw then check this guide for latest EPF Withdrawal procedure.
This guide is part of our EPF Help series and covers another but equally important aspect – how to check the status of your EPF withdrawal or claim online. It is bit similar to online balance check process but mildly different.
Check EPF Claim status online
Before you find out how to check you claim status online, let’s quickly recollect the conditions under which you can claim EPF funds –
- Make partial withdrawal up to 90% of your EPF account before your turn 57
- Claim entire EPF balance before you turn 58 –
- Lost/resigned job and still unemployed after 2 months
- Lost job as company closed down or was bought
- Lost job due to compulsory retrenchment
- Retired due to permanent injury or physical and mental infirmity
- Retired under golden handshake
- Permanently settled abroad
Checking Withdrawal or Claim Status Online –
In addition to checking you EPF balance and transactions, you can check you claim or withdrawal status through EPFO’s website. This facility is for all EPF members, subscribers or pensioners.
What are things required to track you claim status?
- Your EPF account number
- EPF regional office
- Establishment (Company) Code and Extension Code (if applicable)
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Step-by-step process to check withdrawal/claim status
- Go to the EPFO website. Use Internet Explorer or Google Chrome for better browser experience.
- Click on the Know your claim status link in the menu.
- You can also copy and paste this link in your browser’s URL bar –http://www.epfindia.com/site_en/KYEPFB.php
- Click on the link tab Know your claim status at the bottom of on the home page screen.
- This will take you to this page below –
- The EPF portal holds detailed information for 120 EPF offices in the country. Enter your state where your EPF office is located. We have chosen Tamilnadu as our state.
- Now a list of regional EPF offices will be displayed. If the EPF office in which your account is maintained is in Chennai, click on the link tab.
- This will take you to a page where you enter your PF account details to check you claim status. In the screen that pops up, your state and regional office details will be automatically filled in the text fields.
- Enter your PF account number. Start with the Establishment Code in the third text field. This is a numerical value with seven digits or less.
- Next enter the 3-digit extension code if it is available in your PF number. This code can either be numeric or alphabetic. It goes into the fourth text field. Leave the field blank when you don’t know the extension code.
- Next is the most important number. Your actual PF number which should be entered in the fifth and last field. Check the numbers on your pay stub with the numbers entered on the screen. For e.g.: if your PF account is in this format, TN/TAM/39645/45892, then enter 39645 in the third or employer field, leave fourth field blank, and enter 45892 (PF a/c number) in last field.
- If the numbers have not been entered correctly, click the reset bottom to start again. When you’ve crosschecked the numbers with the one on your pay stub, click the Submit link at the bottom of the screen.
- Your claim status will be visible in a few moments on the screen. This will contain information on your Claim ID and Status of your EPF withdrawal form.
Checking transaction status on your mobile app –
If you’ve downloaded the mobile app from EPFO site, you can use it to check your last transactions status through your member or pensioner account.
This will give you an idea whether your Claim request has been approved or still pending.
Checking transfer claim status –
When you change jobs, you often request that PF amount be transferred. To know the status of your transfer claims, visit the members’ portal.
Enter your membership number, mobile number and ID document. Login in to your account to check the transfer status.
SMS alerts on claim approval
If you have your mobile number linked to your EPF member account, the SMS facility will help you to find out whether your withdrawal, transfer or pension claim has been approved.
- When the EPFO receives your claim form, it will send a message regarding the same.
- When your Claim has been approved and amount credited to the linked bank account, you will receive a message about the amount credited to your saving account.
Checking other claims status
You can also check claim status for withdrawal of funds from the EPS scheme. Similarly, you can check whether any withdrawal claims for funds in Employee Deposit Insurance Scheme has been approved or not.
We hope some doubts have been cleared in this post. It is a fairly easy process now and you must make full us eof facility to check EPF claim status online. Have you checked your EPF withdrawal, transfer or pension claim status online?
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