EPFO (Employees Provident Fund Organization) has recently introduced a single page and composite PF claim form for all types of Withdrawals. This new EPF Composite Claim Form replaces all the existing UAN (or) non-UAN based claim forms like Form 19, Form 10C and Form 31.
Currently, Forms 19, 10C & 31 are accepted for PF Final Settlement, EPS Pension withdrawal and PF Partial withdrawal respectively. If your Aadhar number, Bank account and other KYC details have been seeded to your UAN, you can submit UAN based Forms 19, 10c & 31 for the said purposes to EPFO directly without employers attestation.
To add further convenience to EPF subscribers, all these forms now have been further simplified and replaced with a single page ‘new Composite Claim Form‘ (CCF).
Two types of new common withdrawal form have been introduced i.e. new CCF (Aadhar) and new CCF (non-Aadhar).
- EPF Composite Claim Form (Aadhar) : If your UAN has been seeded with Aadhar and bank details, this form can be submitted for all types of withdrawals. The attestation of employer is not required and this form can be submitted to EPFO directly.
- EPF Composite Claim Form (Non-Aadhar) : If your UAN has not yet been seeded with Aadhar and bank details, this form can be submitted for all types of PF withdrawals. The attestation of employer is required and the form has to routed through an employer.
New EPF Composite Claim Form | Common Withdrawal Form
An EPF member can withdraw his/her PF balance fully (subject to certain conditions) or partially for different kinds of purposes.
The new Common claim form can be submitted for the below purposes;
- PF Final Settlement (Full withdrawal)
- EPS – Pension Withdrawal
- Advance or Partial PF withdrawals for purposes like;
- Housing Loan, Purchase of site, Construction of house, renovation of house etc.,
- Medical treatment of self/family member
- One year before retirement
- Investment in Varistha Pension Bima Yojana
- Marriage of self / son / daughter / brother / sister etc.,
EPF Partial Withdrawals & New Instructions
- Currently, an EPF subscriber who wishes to take PF loan / advance (part withdrawal), has to submit a ‘Declaration Form’ besides Form 31 or Form 31 (UAN). With effective from Feb 2017, there is no need to submit any declaration form along with new PF Composite Claim Form.
- No document / certificate would be required to be submitted along with the CCF (aadhar/non-aadhar) for partial PF withdrawals meant for purposes like Housing loan, marriage, construction of house & education expenses. In place of documents / certificates, an EPF member has to just self-certify the Common withdrawal form.
- Submission of Composite Claim Form (Aadhar) / (Composite Claim form (non-Aadhar) duly signed by the EPF subscriber shall be construed as ‘self-certification’ for the above said partial withdrawals, for which no document would be required to be submitted to the EPFO offices.
Latest & New PF Common Withdrawal Form
- Click on the below image to download New EPF Composite Claim Form (Aadhar).
- Click on the below image to download New EPF Composite Claim Form (Non-Aadhar).
It is nice to see these new initiatives being taken up by the EPFO but they also need to make sure that their online portals are up and live 24/7 (EPFO UAN based portals have been down due to some technical issues for the last 45 to 60 days). Also, let’s hope that EPFO will launch their online PF withdrawal facility soon 🙂
(Continue reading : ‘EPF Partial Withdrawal options & rules‘) (Post first published on : 22-February-2017)