New Delhi: A Universal Account Number (UAN) is a 12-digit unique number assigned to an EPF member. It is a permanent number and is valid for the lifetime of a member. Employer’s employer can generate a UAN number. In case of change in employment, only the UAN allotted earlier can be provided by the employer. Through UAN, EPFO member can know his PF balance and withdraw it at any time without the help of the employer. However, in many circumstances it has been seen that the employee’s UAA is not generated. In such a situation, even without UAN members can access their PF balance. Let us know how it is possible.
Check EPF balance like this without UAN
step 1. Login to the EPF home page of epfindia.gov.in
Step-2. Click “Click Here to Know your EPF Balanc”.
Step-3. Now you will be redirected to epfoservices.in/epfo/. Now you have to go to “Member Balance Information”.
Step 4. Now select your state and click on your EPFO office link.
Step-5. Enter your PF account number, name and registered mobile number.
Step-6. Now click on submit. Now your PF balance will appear on the screen.
Withdraw this way without UAN
If you do not have a UAN, you will have to fill a PF withdrawal form and submit it to the local PF office. Members will have to download an Aadhaar-based Composite Claim Form or Non-Aadhaar Composite Claim Form from the Internet. Under this, the process of withdrawal from PF without UAN can be time consuming. You can make partial or full withdrawal from PF account according to your need. Full withdrawal of EPF can be done after the retirement of the employee or if he remains unemployed for more than two months. If an employee remains unemployed for one month, he can withdraw 75% of his total PF amount from the pension fund.