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

  1. Form 19 (for EPF withdrawal)
  2. Form 10c (for EPS withdrawal)
  3. 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

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 19 Page 1



Form 19 Page 2

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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It was very helpful.

That's really helpful

I really appreciate ..i was totaly confusd abt withdrawal..now it is clear.thanks

Thanks for putting this in blog. Looks like your forms are old ones. Can you update the images with new forms please?

Hi,

This page is so much useful! It is a one stop solution for all PF withdrawal form queries. God knows how much time I would have spent trying to find out what to fill in each place if I didn't see this page.

I hope all those who are lost in the details of pf form filling will find this page sooner.

Thanks a lot
Panduranga

Glad it helped. Thanks for finding time out for appreciation.

Thank You very Much for details & Guidance there is one query can i combine my all pf accounts as i have not done exit formalities in two companies is it possible to transfer all accounts amount in one account & withdraw kindly guide me my mail id is b.ritu09@yahoo.com Thanks & Regards Ritu

Hi Ritu,

You have to fill separate forms for separate PF accounts. In those different forms you can mention the same bank account and your pf money will be refunded in the same. Hope it helps.

Laxman P G (12303) TN/MAS/0050128/000/0000032
I was empleeyed at M/s AAK Associates Chennai.
I want to know about my Withdrawl (As I am already Supmitted)
Cliam ID:121000039041 Form10c & 121000039037 PF settlement ID
and pls confirm Status and how i will get money PF office

Thanks & Regards,
Laxman P G (9791080155)

STATUS for Member ID: TNMAS00501280000000032

Claim ID : TNMAS121000039041
Status : Claim Form 10C for Withdrawal Benefit AGAINST Member Account No (TNMAS00501280000000032) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim

Claim ID : TNMAS121000039037
Status : Claim Form 19 for PF Settlement AGAINST Member Account No (TNMAS00501280000000032) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim form.

Claim ID : TNMAS121100018933
Status : Claim Form 19 for PF Settlement AGAINST Member Account No (TNMAS00501280000000032) has been approved. Payment is under process.

Claim ID : TNMAS121100018937
Status : CLAIM FORM 10C FOR WITHDRAWAL BENEFIT/SCHEME CERTIFICATE FOR MEMBER ACCOUNT NO TNMAS00501280000000032 HAS BEEN RECEIVED ON 15.11.2012 IS UNDER PROCESS.

if they have rejected any form either form 10C or form 19 then what will be the next procedure to get the PF..how long it takes?...

You will have to fill the forms again and send them again.
The time taken would be around 1-2 months from the date of receipt of forms by EPFO.

Thanks Bro! Very useful info. Appreciate it!

its helped ya

Neat and very clear. Its a very useful post. Great job!!!!

Very helpful information. Thank you so much..:)

Great Work Neha! This is quite helpful.

Thanks for sharing very important information regarding PF withdrawal.
I have one query regarding PF withdrawal tax deduction.
I left my previous company after completing 3 yrs and now want to withdraw my PF money.So any idea about tax deduction.How much % they will deduct and is it flat or slab with my current salary.

I had search on INTERNET but find many ambiguous answers

If u have any information kindly share.

Thanks
Rohit

thanks a lot.this is really helpful.

Excellent, it Wii be use ful for all employee's

Hi,
Can u please tell me if there is any deduction of amount at the time of PF withdrawl.
as per my calculations (Employee + Employer's Contribution) my PF amount was 107000, but i have received 101000 in my account on PF withdrawl.

Please reply.

There should not be any deduction. I got my full PF amount with interest credited on it. Please double check.

I was applied for pf..
How it was credited? it was directly credited to my account or through the check...pls let me know the details once

Hello Mahesh,

My PF money was credited directly in my bank account electronically.

Sir kindly tell me when excactly do we need to submit the application?? as I resigned with one month notice on 8th Dec I have submitted the form & the required documents. I was told by my HR that thety will submit the form only on 9th Feb 2013 & it will take 60 days for me to get the amount. so total 120 days ??? isnt that wierd??? please contact me on smitha.asha@yahoo.com

yes, it takes that much time. In all companies the withdrawal formalities are initiated only after 2 months from your last working day and it takes another 1-2 months for the amount to be credited in your account. For more information: http://www.citehr.com/199972-epf-withdrawal.html

Very helpful information
Thank you for you post

Hi I was working with Birla sunlife insurance from feb 2012 till sep 2012. after resignation my hr told me to file for PF withdrawl and she sent me a form which is form 19 i filled it and post it to govandi office in mumbai........as it is written thr that i have to fill 3 forms .......but i have filled only form 15. and till now i didnt get any response from their side. Can u please help me

richa

You have to fill form 10c and form 19. Ask your HR to send you both these forms. Fill both and submit in their office.

Hi, Thanks for the great job.
I applied for pF withdraw and submitted above forms. I recieved 2 SMS, 1 for from 19 and other for 10C. They mention different claim id for each. So shall they credit money differently for form 19 and form 10C. I recieved on credit sms from PF which mentions very less amount. Can you please let me know about this.

Yes, I also got different claim ids for both these forms in the sms. Regarding the amount transferred electronically - I got 2 entries for EPF in my account on the same date. One entry is corresponding to the employee contribution and employer contribution while the other entry was EPS amount.

Really Awesome! Thanks alot dude!

Dear Sir/Madam,
I was working with Bharti Axa LIC for approx 3 years.Then I had to quit my Job in January 2011.
till today I have not settled my PF account .Can I apply /send the PF forms directly to the PF office where my account was there ? Is my PF amount taxable ? My PF account lies with Mumbai office & I belong to Odisha.Kindly suggest me he procedure for withdrawal .

Regards,
Sonima jyoti

Employer's signature/stamp is required on the forms. If however, you are unable to get it, you can get it notorised in the place where employer has to sign, submit to pf office with your covering letter indicating the reason why you can't get previous employers' signature.

Regarding tax on PF amount:
Your own contribution to PF is not taxable. The company contribution for less than 5 years is taxable income. If the total service is more than 5 years in two or more companies, the total company contribution is NOT taxable. If a firm is shut down and that is the reason for change of job or withdrawal, the company contribution is not taxable even if the length of service is less than 5 years.

Source Page: http://www.citehr.com/309023-pf-amount-taxable-non-taxable-combination-t...

Hi, thats a wonderful piece of info you have put on. Thanks a lot. I had just one query, where do we need the previous company stamp and signature? as per the pages, no where it is mentioned previous employer signature or company stamp. Does that means, if we know the PF account number, we dont need to go to previous employer? Confused about this. It would be very helpful if you can help on this. Thanks. Sushil

Employer's signature/stamp is required on the forms. If however, you are unable to get it, you can get it notorised in the place where employer has to sign, submit to pf office with your covering letter indicating the reason why you can't get previous employers' signature.

I have my PF account no i have my PF passbook i have every thing related to pf details but my last employer is not supporting because of i were resigned suddenly within 2 days how can i submit directly form ? ?

One option - is to submit form 13 to the present employer by which you can transfer the entire pf balance with previous employer to you present employer.

Second option - fill up PF withdrawal form, get it notorised in the place where employer has to sign, submit to pf office with your covering letter indicating the reason why you can't get previous employers' signature.

Third option - is to lodge a complaint directly with the Regional Provident Fund Commissioner of the region where your PF account is held. However, before submitting the complaint, I would suggest that you send a Registered Letter to the VP / AVP - HR of the company that you were working with and demand for an attestation of your PF documents and inform that in case they are not willing to do so, you would lodge a complaint directly with the PF Commissioner and would take necessary legal steps as well. Usually, the companies clear up the PF documents simply with such a threat. However, if they don't, Go ahead with you complaint to the Regional Provident Fund Commissioner whose address you can find from the website http://www.epfindia.com.

Source Page: http://jobs.siliconindia.com/career-forum/How-to-withdraw-my-PF-amount-w...

Hi

Can any help me i worked for Concern for 9 yrs and 8 months i have claimed my PF , and i have filled both the forms 19 and 10 c , now 10 C got rejected as per status from the website , where i have mentioned Pensions Scheme not Required ., It complusory or how to claim that pension fund, and how much money will i get from Form 19

Within what time i'll have to submit the pf withdrawal form. is there any rule like it has to be submitted only after 2 months from the date of resignation??

You can submit the forms to your employer but they will process it only after 2-3 months from your last working day

dear all,

pls help me how is check wiht my account amount

Thanks for the Help.

Thanks for your blog. it is very helpfull for all..

Thank you very much..before this i filled form and got rejected.. after i had filled and succesfully completed thank you so much for your effort

Hi, how long it took to get the PF amount when you apply second after rejection. Pls let me know. Thanks.

Thanks for the information... it is a great help...

Am sudmit on my all pf documents last 7 months back at this time not showing on claim status on online

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