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PF Claim Form 19

PF Claim Form 19

Provident fund is a savings and social security scheme for workmen in India. Employers having 20 or more employee are mandatorily required to obtain PF registration and make PF contributions. All services required for employers and employees operated by the EPFO has been centralised on the Unified Portal. Employees having UAN can check their PF claim status, PF balance and file all PF applications on the Unified Portal itself. In this article, we look at the PF claim form 19 which can be used by employees not having UAN.

Employees having UAN linked to Aadhaar can file PF Claim Form 11 for advance or withdrawal. PF Form 11 can be filed online and does not require the employers attestation.

PF Claim Form 19 – Employees Not Having UAN

PF Claim Form 19 is applicable only for employees not having UAN. The EPFO has issued UAN for all employees who have made a PF contribution after 2014. In case of an employee who has made PF contribution only before 2014, he/she can approach the nearest EPFO office for issue of UAN.

PF Claim Form 19 can also be filed without a UAN by mentioning only the PF Account Number. However, it is recommended for all employees having a PF account to consolidate their accounts by obtaining UAN.

Attestation of Employer

PF claim form 19 must be attested by the employer. Further, the employee must also submit a copy of cancelled cheque/attested copy of first page of bank pass book to authenticate their bank account to which PF withdrawal would be processed. Once the application is completed and signed by the employee and employer, it can be submitted at the nearest EPFO office.

List of documents required for PF withdrawal.

TDS on PF Withdrawal

After submitting the PF claim application, PF claim status can be checked by the employee on the PF website or UMANG app or missed call facility. While processing PF withdrawal, TDS will be deducted if the service is less than 5 years at 10% rate if member submits PAN or at 34.60%, if no PAN us submitted. TDS will not be deducted if the total balance is less than Rs. 50,000/-.

PF Withdrawal Reasons

Using PF Claim Form 19, employees can apply for an advance or withdrawal of the amount in a PF account. The reason for applying for an advance or withdrawal of PF can be any of the following:

  • PF Settlement
  • Pension Withdrawal Benefits (only if the service is less that 10 years)
  • PF Part Withdrawal

PF Settlement

PF settlement application can be made by an employee for any of the following reasons:

  1. Ill health of member
  2. Contraction /Discontinuation of employer’s business
  3. Other cause beyond the control of the member
  4. Marriage (for female member)
  5. Permanent Settlement Abroad

PF Part Withdrawal

PF part withdrawal application can be filed by an  employee for any of the following reasons:

  1. Housing Loan
  2. Purchase of Land/House/Flat
  3. Construction/Addition, alteration in Existing House
  4. Repayment of Housing loan
  5. Lockout or closure of factory
  6. Illness of member/family
  7. Marriage of self/son/ daughter/brother/ sister
  8. Post Matriculation education of children
  9. Natural calamity
  10. Cut in electricity in establishment
  11. Purchasing equipment by physically handicapped
  12. One year before retirement
  13. Investment in Varistha Pension BimaYojana

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PF Claim Form 19