Why your EPF online transfer claim can get rejected by the employer?

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Why your EPF online transfer claim can get rejected by the employer?
Earlier, the mammoth paperwork required for EPF transfer claim was a nightmare for those who switched jobs. But now the online transfer claim of EPF by Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has made it easier for anyone opting for a change in job.

So, now you can enjoy the moment of your job switching and focus on other important things instead of worrying about the hassles of EPF transfer claim. But you must know that your online claim can get rejected by the employer even when you believe that you have done all the steps correctly in order to file for transfer claim. In that case, you must try to find out exactly why your claims got rejected by the employer.


The online claim can get rejected by the employer when you submit the claim to either of your previous or present employer for attestation or at the time of verification when you submit the claim through your present employer. The reasons for which the claim can get rejected by your previous or present employer when you submit it for attestation are: 

  1. In case the claim (physical or manual) has already been sent to EPFO and has not been rejected till date.
  2. The signed online claim print out has not been submitted by you 15 days of making the online claim application. (In case you are unable to do so within the time period you must inform the authorised signatory/employer without any delay).
  3. Mismatch of member details with the established records.
  4. Signature mismatch with the available office records.

In case, you make the transfer claim of your EPF through your present organisation you must be very careful while making the online claim application. At the time of verification of member details by previous employer, if your member details does not match with established records then it is highly likely that your claim will get rejected.

Also read Is EPF amount taxable upon withdrawal?

So, you must carefully feed the right information on the EPFO portal while making online claim for the transfer of EPF. Or else, even a small mistake on your part may lead to the rejection of your claim by the employer.

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Story first published: Friday, May 30, 2014, 10:30 [IST]
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