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EPFO Claim Status- EPF Claim Status Online

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EPFO is also known as the Employees Provident Fund Organisation. It is an Indian organisation under the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

Now you must be wondering what the usage of provident funds is. It is basically for the salaried person who is working in the organised sector. In this scheme, every employee must contribute 12% of their salary plus dearness allowance. Not only the employees but the employer also contributes that much amount in EPFO. That collected fund is saved in their account. The money increases with interest over time. The account holders get all the final amount at the time of their retirement. However, there is also the flexibility that people can withdraw their amount whenever they want.

They can check the PF claim status in some simple steps. If you want to know how to check EPFO claim status, this article is for you.

Did You Know?

EPFO is offering 8.10% as their interest rate for the financial year 2021-22. However, the union minister for labour and employment has curtailed the interest rates by 40 basis points. In this particular scenario, you should know that EPFO counts the interest every month.

EPFO Claim Status

Just like any other savings bank account, EPFO needs to have a nominee. Though having a nominee is not mandatory here. If the employee dies, only then the nominee will get the total amount. There are also some hard and fast rules regarding the nomination. The nominee can not withdraw the money if the employee is alive. However, if the employee does not want to keep the nominee, they need to submit form 2.

How To Check EPFO Claim Status

Any person can withdraw the money before retirement. In that case, you need to request the claim. After launching the claims, you need to check the EPFO claim status. However, you can check in both online and offline. 

Also Read: How To Change your Mobile Number in the EPF Account

EPFO Claim Status Checks Offline

There are several methods to check EPFO claim status.

Track EPFO Claim Status by SMS

Before all the online transactions, offline methods were the only ways to track PF claims status. Even nowadays, some people also do not feel comfortable with the online methods. They are afraid of the drawbacks of online methods. However, offline methods are lengthy.

You can check your claim status by SMS or short message service. All you need to do is link your bank account with a registered mobile number. If you are done with this procedure, next, you need to turn on the SMS alert. In that case, you need to be prepared for some hassles. You might experience some income tax complications.

To know the PF claim status, you need to send a message on 7738299899. The format of your SMS should be EPFOHO UAN LAN

Here LAN represents language. The language is important, and you need to enter your language. 

Language 

Code

English

ENG

Punjabi

PUN

Marathi

MAR

Bengali

BEN

Hindi 

HIN

Gujrati

GUJ

Kanada

KAN

Malayalam

MAL

Tamil

TAL

Telegu

TEL

They are the codes for language. When you go for tracking the PF claim status, you need to put the first three letters of your language in capital letters. 

Check EPFO Claims Status by Missed Call

You can track EPFO claim status with another offline method. In this method, through missed calls, you can check the status of your claim. 

  • Before applying for the process, you need to have your registered phone number with you. You need to give a missed call on 011-22901406. It is a toll-free number, so you can check the status whenever you want. 
  • When you start ringing this number, The call will be cut after a ring. After that, all the status information will come to your number. Make sure you are dialling the number with the registered mobile number.

Additional Details You Will Need to Check EPFO Claims Status

Whenever you go for checking the PF claim status, you will need some basic details. It is advised that you should keep all the information handy before going for the status of your claims.

  • The details of Employers
  • Extension Code
  • The regional office of EPFO
  • UAN or the Universal Account Number 
  • Active Mobile Number with UAN

Make sure you keep all the details handy so that you can check them easily.

EPFO Claims Status Check Online

You can check the status online in two methods. 

How To Log in EPFO Portal?

The official EPFO portal will be shown when you search for the EPFO official portal. When you enter the portal, you are good to go. However, make sure you have the UAN or Universal Account Number.

You need to activate them first. In the EPFO portal, you can easily activate them. If you are wondering how to get a UAN, then let me tell you that you can get the number in your salary slip. At the time you joined EPFO, the UAN was created at that time. 

You can easily log in to the portal in a few steps, and those are-

  • You need to enter the official website of EPFO first. 
  • After that, you need to check ‘services’. You can see the option on the left top corner of the page.
  • There. are options for employers and employees. So you have to choose accordingly.
  • Then you need to choose the option of ‘ member/UAN? Online services’.
  • When you select the option, you will need to enter the employee ID and password.
  • After that, you need to sign in. Do not forget to enter the captcha.

How to Check EPFO Claim Status from EPFO Portal

It is a very easy process, but you need to keep some documents handy so that you can easily check the EPFO claims status.

You need to keep-

  • Company Details
  • UAN
  •  Extension Code
  • Regional Office of the employee

To check EPFO claims status, the very first thing you need to do is to log in the portal. In this article, I have already mentioned the possess.

  • You need to enter the portal and choose the ‘Service’ menu.
  • In the service menu, you will see an option called ‘Know your claim status
  • After that, you need to put the UAN and captcha on the next page.
  • When you select the ‘search’ button you will see the next page will be opened.
  • On this next page, you need to add the details like PF number and extension code etc.
  • After that, you need to submit the section. 

After submitting the section, you will see all the information will emerge on your screen.

Also Read: EPFO E-Sewa- Employees Provident Fund Organization

Checking PF Claims Status by UAN

You can track PF EPFO claim status by logging in to the UAN portal. These are also very simple steps can check the status.

Here you also need to open the EPFO official portal. Here you need to check for the UAN portal on EPFO's official website. There you will see the blanks where you need to put the UAN of employees. After that, you need to enter the password and captcha. You will see a button called ‘sign in’, select it.

After signing in to the portal, you need to check the services. There you will find an option called ‘track my claims’. You can choose that. You can check all the details when it will pop up on your screen.

Another Option to Track PF Claim Status

You can also check the status of your claims with the UMANG App. you need to download the app first. 

  • After downloading the app on your phone, log in to this app.
  • When you are logged into the app, search for EPFO.
  • After getting the EPFO option, choose ‘employee-centric service’
  •  There you will get an option called ‘track your claims’.choose that.
  • When you choose the option, UAN will be needed then.
  • When you enter the UAN, the OTP will come on the registered mobile number.
  •  You can track your PF claims after putting in the OTP.

Conclusion

EPFO is a provident fund scheme by the Indian Government. This Scheme comes under the Ministry of Labour and Employment. The scheme was initiated for the salaried employees and when they will get all their money after their retirement. That is why every employee needs to contribute 12% of their basic salary plus dearness allowance every month.

However, EPFO offers an interest of 8% monthly on the accumulated amount. After retirement, the employees will get all the money. One can claim the amount before the period. This article was all about checking EPFO claim status.

You can check them both online and offline. In offline mode, through SMS and missed calling, you can track EPFO claim status. When you want to track online, you need to have a UAN. Through a portal, you can check EPFO claims status.

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FAQs

Q: Can I check the PF claims status offline?

Ans:

Yes,it is possible. You can check the status offline by calling the toll free number SMS.

Q: Do I need form 10C to check the EPFO claim status?

Ans:

When one needs to withdraw the pension, form 10C needs to be submitted. It is irrelevant in this matter.

Q: Can anyone claim for the EPF?

Ans:

There are no particular restrictions to claiming EPF, and it depends on the employees.

Q: Do I need an Aadhar card for filling the EPFO Claim or track the PF claim status?

Ans:

You do need an aadhaar card while filing the claim, though, for the claim status, you do not need the aadhar card.

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