Check EPF Withdrawal Status Online
In India, it generally takes 6 to 8 months to settle Employee Provident Fund (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 us to settle our EPF claims.
A year back EPF claim settlements were promised to be settled in a weeks time but neither then they were settled in a week nor now they are and I don’t think it would be in a sooner time.
Not many would be knowing that we can check the status of our withdrawal claim online. You can enter your organization and your PF details there and check your PF withdrawal status. Establishment Code is within your PF number. For e.g. if your PF number is HR/GGN/XXXXX/YYYY then XXXXX is the establishment code and YYYY is your employee number.
Although it says the system is updated till date but I really doubt if it is a reliable way to know the claim status.
I have generally noticed only one status: “Your Claim Not Received by this Office!“. If you come across any other status then do let us and others know.
UPDATE 7th Mar 2011
One of our reader, Imtiaz, shared an updated link which worked for me.
(Direct link: epfoservices.in/homepage_claim_status_new.php)
After I entered my PF details, it displayed that they have received the claim and it is under process. Now that sounds that at least they have received it.
What do you think, how long would they take?
UPDATE 15th Mar 2011
If you are waiting for your PF for a long time then just register your grievance at the following link and they may get it done sooner. You may also want to visit them in person or call them to know the status of your grievance. Grievance link
UPDATE 17th Mar 2011
After writing a grievance, I finally received my EPF and that too within a week of writing the grievance. That’s really good. But do we need to write a grievance for receiving what we should be receiving itself? It’s our right after all.
UPDATE 9th Oct 2012
Other EPFO service that are available online.