Provident Fund is a scheme for salaried employees to save some amount every month for post-retirement benefits. Once you join in an organization, you will be given a unique PF number. Employee’s contribution to PF along with employer’s contribution will be credited into employee’s PF account every month. Employees can check balance, monthly credit statement; download e-passbook etc. using your details online at Employee’s Provident Fund Organization’s (EPFO) website www.epfindia.com.
The first thing every employee probably will do (has to do) right after resigning his job in an organization is to claim for his Provident Fund (PF).
Remember that you can claim the amount only after resigning the job or after the retirement. You can transfer the same PF account for multiple organizations you work for if you want.
So, do you know how to claim your PF and what are the documents required for the procedure and where to claim?
If your answer is NO, don’t worry, I will let you know everything about claiming PF in this blog post. All you have to do is just follow the steps below:
Step 1: Get Form 10-C and Form 19 from Regional PF office. Or you can directly download the forms from the epfo website here.
Have a look at images below to get an overview of forms.
Note that these are the images of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana region.
Fill it by yourself or give it to your accounts department in your organization for assistance and get the signatures of authority on forms.
After completion of the signatures of authority, collect the forms from the organization
Submit those forms in the regional Provident Fund office along with required documents.
Following are the documents to be submitted along with Form-19 and Form-10C:
1. Xerox copy of applicant’s Aadhaar Card
Note: Before submitting your forms, do not forget to write your UAN(Universal Account
Number) number on top of the forms.
If your claim was rejected due to some reasons, you will receive an explanation letter of
rejection from EPFO office with a list of reasons for rejecting your claim.
And now you will get your provident fund amount credited into your bank account number mentioned in the forms submitted within a month. However, there is a list of few things to remember before submission of forms. They are:
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