There are almost 4.5 crore PF subscribers in India. It ordinarily takes 5-6 months to settle EPF claim from EPF India. Although the current provident fund settlement period is agreed to be one month but still it takes more than 6 months and sometimes only an agent can help you to settle your EPF claims.
You need to fill Form 19, if you want to claim your EPF amount. Though you have duly filled the form provided by your employer or agent but do you know if your request has been processed or not? You do not have to go to PF office again and again if you want to know about your withdrawal claim status. Tracking the status of your claims online is much easier and hassle-free.
How to track EPF claim status online?
The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) provides you facility to track every bit of information related to your Provident fund with the help of their website (www.epfindia.com).
You can visit the website and click on any of the link you want to use. For e.g. if you want to know about your withdrawal claim status, click on Know Your Claim Status.
On the claim status information page, select the regional provident fund office with which the employer maintains their PF accounts and enter your EPF account number.
After that, your status of the account will appear on the screen.
You can also register your grievance on Grievance link in case if you are waiting for your PF for a long time.
You might have provided your mobile number while filling the EPF form. The day the claim request is received by the EPFO, it would send an SMS stating that the application has been received.
Almost 118 out of 120 EPF offices across the country provide online facilities to settle the withdrawal claims in more faster and effective way.