In India, EPF is commonly known as PF, which is a retirement savings scheme that was introduced...
Universal Account Number or UAN has become one of the important things as the whole process of Employee Provident Fund services are now operated online. With UAN, accessing your Provident Fund account services such as withdrawal, checking EPF balance, and PF loan application is easy. In this article, we shall discuss about UAN Registration and Activation.
Universal Account Number is a 12 digit unique number. It is assigned to employees contributing to the Employee Provident Fund. It is allotted and generated by the Employee Provident Fund Organization and authenticated by the Labour and Employment Ministry, Government of India.
This number provided to employees remains the same throughout his life regardless of the number of jobs such person switches. When an employee changes his or her job, EPFO allots a new member identification number that is linked to the UAN.
As an employee, you may request a new member ID by providing the UAN to the new employer. When the member ID is created, it is then linked to the UAN of the employee thus, UAN acts as an umbrella for more than one member Ids allotted to the employee.
Usually, you are allotted a UAN by your employer. Some employers print this number in salary slips as well. In case you are unable to get your UAN from the employer, then don’t worry you can also get it through UAN portal.
Follow the steps below:
In order to activate UAN, you should have the UAN and PF member ID ready with you.
The following steps may be followed to activate UAN on the EPFO portal:
The following points may be noted:
There are certain benefits for employees as well with the use of UAN. They are:
These documents are needed to get your Unique Account Number:
A UAN helpdesk is available on the EPFO website, under which there are various sections. Two broad segments are- Help and Claim. Help caters to the queries of the employee and employer regarding the EPFO office locations, services etc. Claim caters to different claim forms available for users.
Members can access this UAN helpdesk at anytime to get clarity against queries and doubts.
UAN Registration and activation is done online, and there is no need to pay any fee for the same. Universal Account Number has become one of the important things as the whole process of Employee Provident Fund services are now operated online. In case you have any query regarding the same, reach out to UAN helpdesk.
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