PF withdrawal process
Last week I submitted forms for withdrawal of PF/EPF from my last company. It had to go back in loops two times in the absence of proper information on the process. So now that I have gained information on the PF withdrawal process, I am putting it in detail here for everyone of you who might need it.
Documents required to submit to your last employer for EPF withdrawal
- Form 19 (for EPF withdrawal)
- Form 10c (for EPS withdrawal)
- A blank cancelled cheque (this is required to ensure that account number and IFS Code are clearly visibly). The cheque should be of you as a single account holder and not a joint account cheque.
Update : In July 2012, EPFO has declared that it will accept joint bank account only if the bank account is maintained with the spouse. Link to EPFO Circular
Instructions on how to fill Form 19
Instructions on how to fill Form 10c
I have put instructions in red against all the rows that need to be filled. Right click and open the below images in a new tab and then click for zoom.
Form 10c Page 1
Form 10c Page 2
On page 3, you will have to affix a Revenue stamp and sign across it. Thats it. You need not fill any other details.
Download EPF withdrawal /PF withdrawal forms
Revenue Stamp availability in Bangalore
Post offices do not keep revenue stamps. I was able to get it from Koramangala BDA Complex for 5/- Rs. per 1 Re. stamp.
In Bangalore, affixing a revenue stamp is not required so companies in Bangalore accept the PF forms without it.
Know your claim status
Once your application is forwarded to the epf office by your employer, you can check your claim status on epfo website. You will also receive a sms from epfo stating that your application is received and is under process.
With all this information at your hand, I hope you would enjoy the process of submitting PF forms :)
Update: My PF money is transferred to my account electronically within a month of filing the claims.
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