The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has informed the extension of processing of death claims under the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) till 30 October 2020.
"Considering the difficulties faced by Point of Presence under Atal Pension Yojana (PoP-APY) in processing of death claim requests due to COVID 19 pandemic, it has been decided to ease the processing of death claim requests," the PFRDA said in a circular.
This is the second extension in the deadline for submission of all required physical documents to the Central Recordkeeping Agency (CRAs). It was earlier extended till 31 July 2020 in the light of COVID-19.
In the 11 August circular, the pension fund regulator said that considering the continuing disruption of normal activities and travel restrictions across various parts of the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the following extensions have been granted:
The timeline for processing of death claims requests under APY, based on scanned documents, has been extended till 30 September 2020.
The deadline for submission of physical documents to CRA has been extended till 30 October, 2020.