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Withdrawal of Employee Provident Fund (EPF) for IT Employees in the wake of #Covid19 Pandemic


Prathidhwani would like to bring to notice of all employees that in the wake of Covid 19 pandemic , IT Employees can withdraw some amount from their EPF if they require urgent money during these difficult times.

A member can withdraw an amount equal to three months of basic and dearness allowance (DA) or 75 per cent of the credit balance in the account, whichever is lower for them.

Eligibility to apply for withdrawal

To apply for claim online, an EPF account holder should satisfy these three conditions:

a) Universal Account Number (UAN) of the EPF member must be activated
b) Aadhaar number should be verified and linked with UAN
c) Bank account of the EPF member with correct IFSC should be seeded with UAN.

How to apply for withdrawal

Step 1: Visit the Member e-Sewa portal:

Step 2: Login to your account by entering your UAN, password and captcha code.

Step 3: Go to Online services and select claim (Form -31, 19,10C and 10D)

Step 4: A new webpage will appear on your screen with all your details such as name, date of birth, and last four digits of your Aadhaar number. The webpage will also show your bank account details. Enter the last four digits of your bank account and click on verify. A pop-up will appear on your screen asking you to give a 'Certificate of undertaking'.

Step 5: Once the last four digits of your bank account are verified, then click on 'Proceed for online claim'.

Step 6: From the drop down menu, you will be required to select 'PF advance (Form 31)'.

Step 7: You will be required to select purpose of withdrawal as 'Outbreak of pandemic (COVID-19)' from the drop down menu.

Step 8: Enter the amount required and upload the scanned copy of cheque and enter your address.

Step 9: A one-time password (OTP) will be sent on your mobile number registered with Aadhaar.

Step 10: 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.

Withdrawing via EPFO's Umang app

Step 1: Login to Umang App

Step 2: Select EPFO

Step 3: Select 'Employee Centric Services'

Step 4: Select the option 'Raise Claim'

Step 5: Enter your UAN details and click on 'Get OTP' to get one-time password to login in your account.

Step 6: Enter the OTP and click on login. Once you are successfully logged in to your account, enter last four digits of your bank account and select the member ID from the drop down menu. Click on 'Proceed for claim'.

Step 7: You will be required to enter your address. Click on 'Next' once the correct details are entered.

Step 8: Upload the cheque image. Once all the details and required information is entered, then your claim will be filed.

How to check the status of the claim

To check the status of the claim you filed, you can log in to your account on the Member e-Sewa portal. You can check the status by clicking on 'Track Claim status' under the 'online services' tab.

Things to remember

While applying for withdrawal from EPF account, check whether your organisation is exempted. If your organisation is exempted, then you will have to contact your employer for the withdrawal. Exempted organisations are those that have private trusts to manage the EPF of employees.

For any Support/Doubts please contact Prathidhwani members:

Saneesh K P - 9961872756
Rojan George - 9495146826