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  • All about EPF Claim Status

    EPF Claim Status

    EPF or Employee Provident Fund can now be accessed online in a few simple steps. This service is a lifesaver for numerous employees who have no idea how to access their EPF accounts and take actions on them. Online EPF facility provided by the government offers the feature of checking their EPF balance as well as downloading the PF pass books and other related features.

    Checking EPF claim status

    You can check the EPF claim status online by following a few steps if you are a member, subscriber or pensioner. People who have submitted a claim at any of the EPFO offices in India can use this service to check the status of their applications in real time. An applicant simply needs to know his/her PF account number to access this service.

    1. Open EPFO website.
    2. Click on ‘For Employees’ under the ‘Our Services’ section.
    3. Click on ‘Know Your Claim Status’ under the ‘Services’ section.
    4. In the next page, click on ‘Click Here for Knowing the Claim Status’.
    5. A new page will open with a single field where you select the state of PF office.
    6. In the next page, you will see a list of EPFO offices in the selected city.
    7. Select the EPF office where the claim is to be settled from a drop down menu.
    8. Once you have selected the relevant office, the Office Code and Region Code sections will get filled automatically with relevant data.
    9. Next, you need to type in the establishment code of your employer in the 3rd box. This code is maximum 7 digits.
    10. If there is any extension or sub-code for the establishment code, you need to fill it in the 4th box. If there is no extension or sub-code, you can leave the field blank.
    11. Next, fill in your account number which is a maximum of 7 digits long in the 5th box.
    12. Recheck all the fields and click on submit.
    13. You can now view your EPF claim status.

    Benefits of online EPF claim status feature

    • It allows you to view the claim status online and do away with visits to concerned EPFO office.
    • You can also check the PF balance if online EPF has been activated.
    • Simple and hassle-free process to view claim status.
    • The status is updated as and when an action takes place.

    News About All about EPF Claim Status

    • Aadhaar Cards may soon allow you to settle PF Claims

      In an effort to make it easier for individuals to settle PF claims and withdrawals, EPFO, the nation’s retirement fund body is planning on making the Aadhaar card as a primary identifying proof for settlement of PF accounts linked to Aadhaar cards which would not require the employer’s attestation. This step is being taken as part of a special initiative by the EPFO to move merge multiple accounts held by an employee.

      Out of the 6.77 crore UANs (universal Account Numbers) issued by the EPFO till April 25, 1.30 crore of them have been uploaded against Aadhaar. Out of these 1.30 crore, 1.03 crore Aadhaar have been authenticated digitally by the establishments. UANs have been issued to all subscribers who have received at least one contribution since January 2014.

      The importance of integrating multiple PF accounts is that it will enable employees / subscribers to continue a lifelong PF membership while also allowing them to receive combined benefits from their Provident Fund, insurance and pension and also expect significant pay-outs in the end.

      Additionally, employers across the country have been instructed that any new employee joining the organization may either provide a UAN, if they have one, or can let the organization know if they are first time PF account holders.

      3rd May 2016

    • Kingfisher Airlines accounts under PF microscope

      It has been almost 4 years since Kingfisher Airlines took to the skies for the last time. But the financial woes that the company and its owner left in the wake of the grounding are still at large.

      The Employees Provident Fund Organisation or EPFO has been looking into the account books and balance sheets of the erstwhile airlines for any possible discrepancy regarding the payment of PF. There have been drops in the PF deposits post the 2012-13 period and EPFO is currently investigating if PF deposits had been made equally for all employees or not.

      16th March 2016

    • Crackdown on PF avoidance

      In Madhya Pradesh, the Employees Provident Fund Organisation has reportedly clamped down on more than 600 organisations who were alleged of irregularities in paying PF to their employees. The action taken by EPFO has involved sealing the bank accounts of 636 organisations and also attaching the properties of seven companies.

      These actions are supposedly a result of EPFO’s moves to realise the PF of employees in a drive that was initiated from April 1, 2015 and ended on March 10, 2016. Such moves by the EPFO have also led to the arrest of 14 employers involved in shady deals when it came to depositing their employees’ PF.

      15th March 2016

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