EPF Claim Status

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EPF Claim Status

Employee Provident Fund (EPF) is a savings scheme intended to help employees create wealth for their retirement expenses. An employee working in the government or private sector can enjoy long-term EPF benefits after their retirement. 

A fixed amount is deducted from your salary every month by your employer alongside their additional deposit in your EPF account, which earns you interest, which you can withdraw for your post-retirement plans. The minimum contribution by an employee and employer is 12% of the employee’s monthly salary.

What is EPF Claim Status?

Any employee can check and verify the claim’s status after requesting to withdraw their EPF scheme money. The employee can withdraw or transfer the EPF claims offline or in online mode as withdrawing funds and checking the status has become easy and smooth thanks to the UAN (Universal Account Number).

Various Types of EPF Claim Status

Various types of EPF claim status are as follows:

  • Payment under process status
  • Settled status
  • Not available status
  • Rejected Status

Prerequisites to Check the EPF Claim Status

In order to check the status of the EPF fund, you need to have certain information or documents available to you, which are as follows:

  • Details of the company (employer)
  • UAN (Universal Account Number)
  • Extension Code (if required/ relevant)
  • EPF regional office of the employer is required

Ways to Apply for EPF Claim

Any employee can apply for an EPF claim either online or offline.

Physical (Offline) Application Claim:
You need to submit the new composite form to your respective EPFO. In case your bank or Aadhar details are updated and activated on the UAN portal, the employee should use and fill out a composite claim form (Aadhar). If your bank and Aadhar information are not updated on the UAN portal, use and fill out the non-composite (non-Aadhar) form.

Online Application Claim:
To submit the online application claim form, you need to go to the EPFO member portal page and log in with your UAN. Now, click on the manage section and update and verify your KYC. Then, click on the online services, go to the claim and select Form 31, 19 and 10C from the drop-down list. Once the details are visible on your screen, use the last four digits of your account number to verify your bank details. Now, choose yes for the Certificate of Undertaking option.

Different Methods to Check EPF Claim Status Online

There are three different ways to check your EPF claim status online, which are as follows:

Checking EPF Claim Status Using the UAN Member Portal

Following is the step-by-step procedure to check their withdrawal and transfer status online:

  • Step 1: First visit the EPFO portal and then log in to the UAN member portal with your login credentials, such as UAN number and password, and enter the captcha.
  • Step 2: After signing in on the UAN portal, click on the online services and select Track Claim Status, which is a third option in a drop-down list.
  • Step 3: The above step takes you to the next webpage, where your online claim status details, including tracking ID, current status, etc., are visible on your screen.
  • Step 4: On scrolling further on the screen, you can see the details of the transfer claim status on your screen.

Checking EPF Claim Status Using the UMANG App

The employees can check the status on the UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) app by following the steps below:

  • Step 1: Go to the PlayStore or Apple store, depending upon your phone, and download the UMANG app.
  • Step 2: Now, open the app and log in to your EPFO account. On your screen, you will see two options: MPIN and Login with OTP. Now, enter your contact number and select the desired option.
  • Step 3: On selecting Login with OTP, you will receive OTP on your registered phone number. Enter the OTP, and you can log into your account.
  • Step 4: After logging in, you will be redirected to the EPFO portal’s main page, where you have to select the Employee Centric Services option.
  • Step 5: Now, choose the Track Claim option, where you can track the claim status. If you have no EPF claims, a blank screen will appear. Otherwise, it will show the claim status details.

UMANG app also offers services like viewing the passbook, checking PF claims, claim status, etc.

Using EPF Official Website

To check the EPF claim status on the official EPF website, follow the following steps given below:

  • Step 1: The first step is to go to the official EPFO website.
  • Step 2: After that, click on the Our Services section and select the For Employees option from the drop-down list.
  • Step 3: It will take you to the next page, where you should click on the Services option, find Know Your Claim Status and click on it.
  • Step 4: On the next page, you must enter your UAN credentials alongside the captcha details. Now, click on the Search option.
  • Step 5: It will take you to the next page, where you have to select and enter your PF number, PF office, establishment code, and the location of the PF office.
  • Step 6: After entering all the above details on the screen, click on the Submit button to check the status of the claim, and it will be displayed on your device’s screen.

Note: EPFO updates the employees via SMS if they receive the claim application or if the funds have been transferred to the employee's bank account.

Check EPF Claim Status Using SMS or Missed Calls

  • SMS: Employees must send the SMS on 7738299899 in "EPFOHO UAN LAN" format to inquire about the status claim. The format allows the employee to select the desired language in which they want to receive the SMS.
  • Missed Calls: Employees can inquire about the claim status by calling 011-22901406 from their registered phone number. The employee’s cell phone has to be connected to the UAN portal, where your PAN, Aadhar, and bank details should be updated.