Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has several types of claim forms that employees need to submit to withdraw their Provident Fund balance. Knowing which form to submit is important to avoid any delays or confusion in the withdrawal process. Below are the different types of EPFO claim forms and their uses:
- Form 19 – This form is used for the final settlement of the Provident Fund balance after an employee leaves their job. Employees who have completed at least 10 years of service are eligible to apply for this form.
- Form 10C – This form is used for pension withdrawal benefit. Employees who have completed at least 10 years of service are eligible to apply for this form.
- Form 31 – This form is used for the partial withdrawal of Provident Fund funds for certain specific purposes, such as housing, illness, education, or marriage.
- Composite Claim Forms – The Composite Claim Form (CCF) combines the functions of Forms 19, 10C, and 31, making the withdrawal process simpler for employees. It can be used for both full and partial withdrawal of Provident Fund balance.
- Form 14 – This form is used by employees who want to transfer their Provident Fund balance from their previous employer’s account to their current employer’s account.
- Form 11 – This form is used by employees who are joining a new organization and have an existing Provident Fund account. It is used to transfer the account to the new employer’s account.
Employees can download the required claim forms from the official EPFO website or obtain a physical copy from their employer. It’s important to ensure that the correct form is submitted along with all required documents to avoid any delay in the withdrawal process.