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How To Change Existing Nominees In EPF Account Online?


Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) provides Provident Fund (PF) nominations to all EPFO subscribers to provide social security for their family/nominee. Filing PF e-Nomination is required to receive Provident Fund (PF), Pension (EPS), and Insurance (EDLI) benefits online following the member's death. However, EPFO has recently said through a Tweet that "EPF Members can file new nomination to change existing EPF/EPS nomination." This implies that if an EPF member wants to change the existing EPF/EPS nomination then he or she can file a new nomination and the new EPF/EPS nomination will override the previous nomination. An EPF account holder who wants to change its EPF or PF account nominee by filing a new PF nomination can follow the steps listed below.

How To Change Existing Nominees In EPF Account Online?

Steps to change existing nominee in EPF account online

EPF members should remember that they can file e-nomination anytime and anywhere by UAN login. As the updation of nomination is necessary after marriage and for receiving online payment of PF, Pension and Insurance (EDLI) up to Rs 7 lakhs, one can file an e-Nomination with a self-declaration only and no documentation or approval from the employer is required according to the guidelines set by EPFO. To declare e-nomination today, follow the steps listed below:

  • Visit the EPFO portal and head to the 'Services' section and under the 'For Employees' section, click on 'Member UAN/Online Service.
  • Now login with UAN and Password
  • Under the 'Manage' tab, click on E-Nomination'
  • Now click on 'Yes' to update the family declaration.
  • Now click on 'Add Family Details' and you can add more than one nominee.
  • Now click on 'Nomination Details' to declare total amount of share and then click on 'Save EPF Nomination'.
  • Now click on 'e-Sign' to generate OTP.
  • Now submit the OTP sent on your mobile number linked with Aadhaar.
  • Upon successful verification of OTP, your nomination will be registered with EPFO successfully.
  • Upon successful e-Nomination, no further physical documents are required to submit.

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Story first published: Friday, November 19, 2021, 15:25 [IST]
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