How to withdraw EPF money?

How to withdraw EPF money?

Amid the coronavirus lockdown, if a person is facing a crisis, he/she can withdraw a certain amount from Employees' Provident Fund (EPF), the government of India said on March 26. An EPF account holder should follow three things to apply for claim online:

a) Universal Account Number (UAN) of the EPF member must be activated

b) Aadhaar should be verified and linked with UAN

c) The bank account of the EPF member with the IFSC Code should be seeded with UAN.

Visit the member e-Sewa website

Log in by entering your UAN, password and captcha code.

Visit Online services and select claim option (Form -31, 19,10C and 10D)

A new page will appear on screen with all information such as name, date of birth, and last four digits of Aadhaar number. The page will also show bank account details. Enter the last four digits of the bank account and click on verify. A pop-up will appear on your screen asking you to give a 'Certificate of undertaking'.

Once the last four digits of a bank account are verified, then click on 'Proceed for online claim'.

From the drop-down menu, you will be required to select 'PF advance (Form 31)'.

You will be required to select the purpose of withdrawal as 'Outbreak of pandemic (COVID-19)' from the drop-down menu.

Enter the amount required and upload the scanned copy of the cheque and enter your address.

A one-time password (OTP) will be sent on your mobile number registered with Aadhaar.

Enter the OTP received by you via SMS.

Once the OTP is successfully submitted, the claim request will also be submitted. The money will be credited to your bank account only if the details match and your claim is accepted by the EPFO.