Procedure for EPF transfer and PF advance claim
Hemlata Khandenwal / 2020-06-21 12:45:44

Employed people are facing a lot of problems due to the Corona crisis and lockdown. The functioning of companies is almost at a standstill. For this reason, the Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has given an exemption to employees to withdraw PF Advance. 

Keeping in mind the corona epidemic, the EPFO has allowed workers to withdraw a basic salary of three months and DA or up to 75% PF (both of which are lesser) endowments. 

Employees can apply online for this facility. EPFO has made special arrangements given Corona being the biggest casualty. Under this, employees apply online; they get to advance in a very short time. For this, one has to select the option 'Outbreak of Pandemic (Covid 19)'. So let us tell you what is important to keep in mind before withdrawing advance money from EPFO.

#What should be kept in mind while applying for PF advanced?

Keep these things in mind; 

  • PF Registration holder UAN should be active.
  • PF holder Aadhaar should be linked to UAN. 
  • IFSC code of PF holder bank account should be linked to UAN and 
  • The mobile number of PF holder should also be linked to 

Procedure for transfer of EPF account and PF advance claim

#How to apply for PF Advance in this covid-19 crisis?

The process to apply for PF advances Claim:


To file the application for online PF Advance in this difficult round of COVID-19, first of all, Pf holder needs to go to the Unified Member Portal and log in with UAN and password. Click on the link below.

2.Fill the bank account number:

The member information is updated on the page. Put your bank account number on the claim screen and click on it.


After filling out the details of the bank account number, The PF holder has to click on Proceed for Online Claim.

4.Select Form:

PF Advance Form 31 has to be selected in the drop-down menu. Subsequently, the outbreak option of Pandemic 19 replaces the region in the claim form in the drop-down. 

5.Provide documents:

After this, the Pf holder will have to provide the check and a scanned copy of his/her address and the required amount. 

6.Get OTP:

After this, click on get Aadhar OTP. Your mobile number which is linked to Aadhaar will come on OTP. Keep it in the form. After registering the OTP, your form will be submitted and your money will be deposited in your account as soon as the process is complete.
Give information that you can follow these steps by going to Unified Portal from a mobile or PF holder can also file a claim through the Umang App. And click to know more about PF advance withdrawal

#How to transfer the Employee Provident Fund account online?

The process to transfer EPF account online:

  • To transfer EPF online, the PF holder will have to log on to the official EPFO website.
  • After this, one has to click on 'One Member-one EPF Account Transfer Request' under the Online Services tab.
  • After this, a new webpage will open. On this webpage, they will see personal information and a new EPF account, where he/she want to transfer funds. They have to fill their existing EPF account, which they can see from the salary slip.
  • After this, the PF registration holder has to select whether his/her first employer or current employer will attest. They can find out about this from their existing HR department.
  • In the next step, they have to fill their EPF account number i.e. Member ID. If their EPF account is linked to any other UAN number, then they have to fill this number for this.
  • After this, the PF holder has to click on 'Get Details'. After clicking, information related to the EPF account will appear on their screen.
  • In the next step, EPF registration holders have to choose the EPF account where they will have to transfer the money. After selecting this account, then they have to click on 'Get OTP'. PF holder will receive an OTP, enter the OTP and submit it then the process of transferring EPF is completed.

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