FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON EPF ADVANCE TO FIGHT COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The name change process if the Aadhar data is changed is similar to other change requests. Member has to apply online and employer will digitally approve the request. The correction request can be submitted online or offline (joint request) along with a copy of the marriage certificate or such other documents which can prove that only the name of the member has changed from before marriage. Documents like school records containing Father’s name and Date of birth or PAN taken before marriage etc. are a useful to show that only name has changed after marriage
Visit unified member portal at https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface
• Select Member ID, Aadhaar or PAN
• Enter details such as name, date of birth, mobile number and e-mail id as per EPFO records
• Click on the “Get Authorization Pin” option
• A Pin will be sent to your mobile number registered with EPFO
• Enter the Pin and your UAN will be sent to the mobile number
During pendency of any other advance, the application for COVID-19 claim is permitted.
The approval of KYC by employer is an online facility which can be operated irrespective of the location. Please request the employer to approve the KYC
As per prevailing instructions it is mandatory to upload a cheque leaf containing the printed name of the member, or the first page of the bank Passbook or bank statement containing the name, account number and IFSC. This is required to ensure that the bank account number uploaded in the KYC is correct and erroneous payments are avoided.
In case the name, date of birth and gender in all the accounts is same, the member can apply online for transfer through his login. The present UAN should be validated with Aadhar. In case of difference once he gets the basic details corrected in other accounts, he can apply online
EPFO settles claims for availing advance to fight COVID-19 pandemic within 03 working days. After processing of the claims, cheque is sent to the bank for crediting amount to bank account of the claimant. Bank usually take additional one to three working days to credit
advance in your bank account.
You should approach EPF office where your establishment is registered. To find concerned EPF office where your establishment is registered visit https://unifiedportalepfo.epfindia.gov.in/publicPortal/no-auth/misReport/home/loadEstSearchHome
Fill in establishment PF code or name
Enter captcha and click on search
Establishment details will appear in tabular format.
Confirm the establishment Id, Name and Address and in column four EPF office name is provided.
Please visit https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/Contact_us.php. Click on the Zonal office under which EPF Regional/District office falls>> Click on concerned Regional/District office to get their contact details.
Visit https://passbook.epfindia.gov.in/MemberPassBook/Login. Click online services>>track claim status.
Yes member can apply for advance from the contributions received by EPFO.
Services will be resumed shortly. Pending resumption of services, you may contact us on our Facebook and twitter handle “socialepfo”. You can raise your grievances at epfigms.gov.in.
The 75% of the amount standing to your credit is maximum permissible limit and the same is applicable if it is lesser than basic wages and dearness allowances for three months. If 75% of the balance is more than three months wages, advance equal to three months wages (Basic+DA) is sanctioned as per the rules. If your monthly wage is Rs.20000, the entitled advance amount is Rs 60000 only. If the monthly wages are Rs 30000, the amount of advance will be restricted to Rs.75000.
The process is also noted below:
a. Login to Member Interface of Unified Portal
b. Go to Online Services>>Claim (Form-31,19,10C & 10D)
c. Enter your Bank Account and verify
d. Click on “Proceed for Online Claim”
e. Select PF Advance (Form 31) from the drop down
f. Select purpose as “Outbreak of pandemic (COVID-19)” from the drop down
g. Enter amount required and Upload scanned copy of cheque and enter your address
h. Click on “Get Aadhaar OTP”
i. Enter the OTP received on Aadhaar linked mobile.
j. Claim is submitted
The advance to fight COVID-19 pandemic is available once only.
The facility for availing advance to fight COVID-19 pandemic will be available till the pandemic prevails
Yes. In order to get maximum benefits, you are requested to transfer all the previous services (linked with multiple member IDs) to the latest member ID. This can be done by filing a transfer claim. Once the service is successfully transferred your entire PF corpus will reflect against the latest member ID. Subsequently you can file COVID advance claim to reap maximum benefit.
You can update your member details by logging into member e-sewa portal available at https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/. Once the details are updated you can file the claim once again.
Step 1: Open Umang app
Step 2: Select EPFO
Step 3: Select “Request for Advance (COVID-19)”
Step 4: Enter your UAN details and click on ‘Get OTP’ to get one-time password. Use this OTP to login in your account.
Step 5: Enter the OTP and click on login. Once you are logged in you are required to enter the last four digits of your bank account and select the member ID from the drop-down menu. Click on “Proceed for claim”
Step 6: Enter your address. Click on ‘Next’.
Step 7: Upload the cheque image with your account number and name printed on it. Once all the details are entered, your claim will be successfully filed.
Yes. COVID advance can be filed by any PF subscriber. Since you have not withdrawn your PF funds you are still a PF member.