In the wake of Covid 19, EPFO to ease liquidity woes of salaried class has allowed Covid 19 non-refundable withdrawal facility. And this can be upto a maximum of 75% of the balance of the subscriber or up to three month's contribution i.e. basic wages and dearness, whichever is less.
For the benefit, the EPFO has not come with any timeline and the facility of pandemic withdrawal facility can be claimed until the pandemic lasts.
Here's how to apply for pandemic advance facility from EPFO using UMANG app?
There is also a provision to apply for the pandemic withdrawal claim facility from the UMANG app other than the unified EPFO portal.
UMANG portal is a platform which can be used to access e-government services and users willing to download the app can give a missed call on 9718397183. Also, the app can be downloaded from the UMANG website.
How To Claim EPF Pandemic Advance Facility On UMANG app?
1. You need to visit the app of UMANG
2. Go to EPFO
3. Select ' Request for advance Covid 19'
4. Now you need to enter UAN and click on get otp for one time password
5. Herein you can login account using the last four digits of your account and select member ID
6. Click on the tab saying ' proceed for claim'
7. Now you need to enter your address
8. And you need to upload the image of the cheque with your bank account number and name on it. This completes your filing process successfully.
And if there is any discrepancy in any of your details, you first need to rectify your EPFO details on the web in record.
Also, if you have more than two UAN then it shall be best to consider transferring all the previous PF account number into the current account to the current UAN. And then after you file the transfer claim, you can make a more advance claim.
"Employees with UAN number and Aadhaar linking and relevant documents found the online withdrawal process extremely convenient and speedy while those where the records showed discrepancy had to first ensure that requisite steps for KYC, Aadhaar linking were done and then apply for withdrawal," says Aarti Raote, Partner, Deloitte India.