Employee Provident Fund or EPF has always been a great saving cum investment scheme for all the employees. But, with regards to EPF, one thing has always troubled us – change of job. Every time there is a shift in job, EPF account also needs to be shifted. This is not too easy. If the transfer doesn’t happen, there is a chance of the account becoming dormant. However, good news is that Universal Account Number or UAN is all set to resolve our troubles.
UAN is basically a single account which controls the functions of member ids of employers given to employees. So, every time an employee needs to change job, he/she needs to provide the UAN so that the new member id is added to the UAN account. Here is a step by step process of activating and logging into your UAN account:
Step 1: Visit the website http://uanmembers.epfoservices.in/
Step 2: Click on ‘Activate your UAN based registration’ on the bottom of the screen.
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Step 3: Tick on ‘I have read and understood instructions’
Step 4: Enter the details required in the screen and click on ‘get pin’. You will receive a pin on your mobile number. Enter this in the authorization pin box on the bottom of the screen and click on submit.
Step 5: In the next screen, you can create a username and password for this account. Follow the instructions in the next screen to activate your account.
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Once it is activated, the username and password can be used to login to this account. The website provides various options such as downloading passbook, entering member ids provided by previous employers, online transfer claims status, etc.
This UAN portal makes life much easier for all those who struggle to transfer or withdraw from EPF. It also makes things faster than usual.