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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. How do I get PF number for new employee?

To generate PF account number manually, select Manual PF account number. To generate PF account number automatically, select Automated PF account number. In the Prefix first text box, enter the state code or PF circle code and in second text box enter organization PF code.

2. What do I do if I have 2 UAN?

It is illegal to have two UANs at the same time. A member should have only one UAN, and all the EPF accounts must be linked with it. Therefore, an EPF account that is linked with one UAN will be transferred to another EPF account linked with a different UAN.

3. How can I activate my UAN?

Following are the steps to activate UAN number:

Step 1: Visit www.epfindia.gov.in on your browser. Step 2: Select ‘Our Services’ and in the drop-down menu select ‘For employees’. Step 3: On this page click on ‘Member UAN/Online Services’. The page that now opens will take you to the UAN Member Portal.

For step by step process follow the link How to activate UAN online?

4. How can I know my UAN number in Aadhar card?

To know your UAN Visit Member Home -> Know your UAN status page and enter Aadhaar Number, Name, Date of Birth (as registered in EPFO), mobile number, EMail,etc.

5. What is employee PF number?

The last 7 numbers, i.e., 0000691 represents the member (employee) ID. UAN number: Unlike the PF account number that is generated every time the employee joins a new organisation, universal account number (UAN) is a unique 12 digit number and is mandatory for all employees to have it.

6. How can I know my exact PF balance?

Members registered on the UAN portal may get their details available with EPFO by giving a missed call at 011-22901406 from their registered mobile number, according to the statement.

7. How can I check my PF balance through SMS with example?

Know the PF balance by sending an SMS

UAN activated members may know their latest PF contribution and balance available with EPFO by sending an SMS at 7738299899 from registered mobile number. The Member has to SMS “EPFOHO UAN” to 7738299899.

8. How can I withdraw my PF amount online?

The steps to file an online claim for PF withdrawal are as follows:

1. Login to the EPFO portal using the UAN and password.
2.Verify KYC details by clicking on the ‘Manage’ tab.
3. Next, visit the ‘Online Services’ tab and click on the option titled ‘Claim’ from the drop-down list.

For step by step process follow the link How to Withdraw EPF Online

9. How can I know my PF balance without UAN number?

By Giving a Missed Call: You can also get details of your PF balance by giving a missed call on 011-229014016 from the registered mobile number in UAN portal.

10. Is it mandatory to deduct PF from salary more than 15000?

No its not mandatory to deduct PF if salary is more than 15000. But in case Salary is less than and equal to 15000 PF deduction is mandatory and after increment its also mandatory.

11. Where can I find my UAN number?

You can get your UAN from your employer. You can visit Member Home and click on Know your UAN status. You need to provide either your EPF account number (Member Id) or Aadhaar or PAN (If KYC seeded) then Name, Date of Birth, Mobile number etc details to get/know your UAN number.

12. Is UAN and PF account number Same?

PF Number is also called as Member ID. An analogy would be Bank account number and PAN. … Universal account number or UAN a 12-digit number allotted to each Employee Provident Fund member by the Employee Provident Fund Organization(EPFO) which gives him control of his EPF account and minimizes the role of employer.

13. How can I get my lost UAN number?

1. First visit UAN Member Portal.
2. Click on the “Know Your UAN Status” option.
3. Now select your state and office from the drop-down menu.
4. After that enter your PF account number, date of birth, mobile number, email id (optional) and captcha code.
5. Verify your entered details and click on “Get Authorization Pin” option.

For step by step process follow the link How to Know Your Universal Account Number (UAN)

14. How can I get UAN number from mobile number?

How to Register Mobile Number in EPF Account

1. Visit EPF Member Portal.
2. Click on “Activate UAN”
3. Enter your UAN, name, date of birth, mobile number and email id.
4. Now click on “Get Authorization Pin”
5. An OTP will be sent to your mobile number.

15. How can I change my mobile no in UAN?

Steps to Change Mobile Number in UAN if forgotten Password

1. Go to UAN website of EPF at UAN New Website.
2. Click on Forgot Password.
3. Enter your UAN number and Captcha. …
4. The mobile number mapped to your UAN will be shown. …
5. You will see the screen asking for your Name, Date of Birth, Gender.

For step by step process follow the link: Click Here

16. How can I get UAN number by SMS?

The Universal Account Number (UAN) is a unique 12 digit number allocated to every EPF member by the employer. For a long time, customers had to visit uanmembers.epfoservices.in and activate their UAN. But now they can simply send an SMS to 7738299899 from their registered mobile numbers and the UAN will be activated.

17. How can I change my UAN password?

Steps to Recover and Reset UAN password if Mobile Number is not Changed

1. Go to EPFO website at UAN: Home.
2. Click on Forgot Password.
3. Enter your UAN number and Captcha. …
4. The mobile number mapped to your UAN will be shown. …
5. Click on Get Authorized Pin.

For step by step process follow the link: Click Here

18. What will be the password for UAN?

The UAN id is firstly activated by the employee and after that he/she can log on to the UAN portal. … You will be received your UAN password number on your registered mobile number, which will be used to check your KYC details, your employment details and your passbook (total contribution amount).

19. Can we withdraw PF while working?

The money can be withdrawn only after retirement. Partial withdrawal from EPF accounts is permitted in the case of an emergency such as medical emergency, house purchase or construction, and higher education. … As per the new rule, EPFO allows withdrawal of 75% of the EPF corpus after 1 month of unemployment.

20. Can we withdraw PF online?

Using EPFO’s online facility, members can apply for PF final settlement, pension withdrawal benefit and PF part withdrawal. Member’s bank account along with IFSC code should be seeded in EPFO database for online withdrawal. … However, to avail the online facility, the EPFO subscribers need to fulfil certain requirements.

21. How many times we can withdraw PF advance?

PF can be withdrawn maximum 2/3 times during service period on non-refundable basis. However one can borrow from PF account maximum six months gross pay on refundable basis through out service tenure. There should be a minimum gap of 3 months between two loans.

22. How much PF amount can be withdrawn?

Here are the main amendments into provisions of EPF withdrawal rules: 90 % of the EPF balance can be withdrawn after the age of 54 years. After leaving a job, a person can withdraw 75% of the provident fund balance if he remains unemployed for 1 month and the remaining 25% after the second month of unemployment.

23. How many days it takes to withdraw EPF online?

When an employee applies for EPF claim online then it takes 5-30 days to get the PF amount into the bank account. When an employee applies for the claim in offline mode then it takes 20-30 days. Once EPF settles the account the EPF site shows the message about the account being settled with the date of NEFT amount.

24. How long does it take for PF to get credited?

Your EPF claims will be processed within 5 days if claim is applied online and the Employee’s Aadhaar number seeded with the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). Normally it takes 1 to 2 weeks to get credited in your recipient PF account, if you have raised an online request (form 13.)

25. How many days it will take to get PF advance?

Originally Answered: How long does it take for PF advance credited to a bank account? So if your physical claim received in EPF office is correct and complete in all respects to be processed, you can get the amount into your bank account anywhere between 3 days and 20 days.

26. How can I activate my UAN?

Following are the steps to activate UAN number

Step 1: Visit www.epfindia.gov.in on your browser. Step 2: Select ‘Our Services’ and in the drop-down menu select ‘For employees’. Step 3: On this page click on ‘Member UAN/Online Services’. The page that now opens will take you to the UAN Member Portal.

For step by step process follow the link How to activate UAN online?

27. Who is eligible for PF?

If you are a salaried employee earning less than Rs.15,000 per month,it is mandatory for you to register for an EPF account. Organisations with 20 or more employees are required by law to register for the EPF scheme, while those with fewer than 20 employees can also register voluntarily.

28. Can a person have 2 UAN numbers?

Answer is NO. Ideally an Employee who is a EPF member can have only one UAN but can have multiple member-IDs linked to it. … There are many instances where two UAN numbers have been allotted by EPFO through two different employers/establishments.

29. How can I connect two UAN?

To merge two existing EPFO accounts, the member must visit the EPFO website and under the “Services” tab, click on “One employee – One EPF account” button. On clicking the link, a form will open for consolidating multiple EPF accounts. The member must enter his mobile number registered on the UAN portal.

For step by step process follow the link How to Transfer PF Funds Easily to another PF Account Online

30. How can I know my UAN no by name?

Only employer can able to know the UAN by name. If you are a member then you can know through UAN portal as

Through UAN Portal using PF number/member ID. Step 2: Click on the tab ‘Know your UAN Status’. The following page will appear. Step 3: Select your state and EPFO office from dropdown menu and enter your PF number/member ID alongwith the other details such as name, date of birth, mobile no, captcha code .

For step by step process follow the link How to Know Your Universal Account Number (UAN)

31. What is full form of UAN?

The full form of UAN is Universal Account Number

32. How can I check my PF balance through SMS with example?

Know the PF balance by sending an SMS

UAN activated members may know their latest PF contribution and balance available with EPFO by sending an SMS at 7738299899 from registered mobile number. The Member has to SMS “EPFOHO UAN” to 7738299899.

33. What is form 19 and 10c?

Composite Claim Form is a combination of Form 19Form 10C and Form 31. Form 19 is filled for PF final settlement, Form 10C is filled for pension withdrawal and Form 31 is filled for partial EPF withdrawal. However, only the Composite Claim Form has to be filled for withdrawing funds offline.

34. What is new PF rule?

Provident Fund rule change: The Supreme Court ruled this week that employers must consider special allowances paid to the employees as a part of the “basic wage” for deduction towards provident fund. New Provident Fund rule: Both employer and the employee pay 12 per cent of basic wages each towards contribution to EPF.

35. What is form 31 in PF account?

The Employees Provident Fund (EPFform 31 is an application for advance from the provident fund. F-31 is, therefore, known as ‘Advance Form‘ and used for acquiring loans, withdrawals or advances from an employee’s provident fund account. Under normal circumstances, the advance amount need not be refunded.

36. Is UAN and PF account number Same?

PF Number is also called as Member ID. An analogy would be Bank account number and PAN. … Universal account number or UAN a 12-digit number allotted to each Employee Provident Fund member by the Employee Provident Fund Organization(EPFO) which gives him control of his EPF account and minimizes the role of employer.

37. Can I delete my UAN number?

There is no provision to delete UAN. However, you can request for merger.

38. How can I get UAN number through PAN / Aadhaar number?

Steps to know your UAN number

1. Step 1 : Go to https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/
2. Step 2 : Click on the know your UAN status link as shown below.
3. Step 4 : Click on “Get Authorization Pin” to get the authorization pin to your mobile number.

For step by step process follow the link: How can I find my UAN number by PAN / Aadhaar details?

39. How many digits are there in UAN number?

Universal Account Number (UAN): Benefits, Services & Online Process. Universal Account Number (UAN) is a 12 digit number which is provided to each member of the Employees’ Provided Fund Organisation (EPFO) through which he can manage his PF accounts.

40. What is establishment ID in PF?

Establishment code is part of your PF account number and it’s a 5 digit code. Here is a simple illustration that highlights(underlined in red) establishment codes of two PF accounts. For example if your Bangalore PF account number is KN/46753/987 then establishment code of your PF account is 46753.

41. Is PF taxable?

Income tax on PF withdrawal:

EPF withdrawal is taxable if an employee does not render continuous services for a period of at least five years. … But if the subscriber had claimed deduction under Section 80C on his contribution in earlier years, it becomes taxable under salary.

42. Can I withdraw PF before 5 years?

Yes, it is possible to withdraw PF amount from your EPF account before 5 years of continuous service or employment. But, one should be careful while taking this decision as withdrawal from your EPF account before 5 years of service would be taxable.

43. What is the est code in UAN?

Establish Code is an unique number assigned to your organization by Government of India and Extension Number is for the branch of your organisation if any. Establishment code is part of your PF account number and it’s a 5 digit code. Here is a sample of establishment codes of two PF accounts.

44. How can I delete my UAN bank account?

You can not delete KYC bank account in UAN but can update new bank account.

Step 1 : Login to EPFO UAN portal – https://unifiedportal-mem.epfind… Step 2: In the Manage tab, you will find menu ‘KYC’ and Contact detail. Step 3: Select the KYC information you wish to update from the list. Next, the status of KYC will be shown as pending until details are approved by the employer.

45. What is Username in EPF/UAN?

Your UAN number is your user name. UAN is a 12 digit unique number given by EPFO to its members. A universal number is generated for each of the PF (Provident Fund) Account Number at EPFO.

46. Does 80c include employer PF?

PF is automatically deducted from your salary. Both you and your employer contribute to it. While employer’s contribution is exempt from tax, your contribution (i.e., employee’s contribution) is counted towards section 80C investments.


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