Everything you need to know about EPFO Member Portal
Everyone with an Employee Provident Fund account must know how to register with the EPFO unified member portal. The portal is responsible for tracking the contributions made toward employee provident fund accounts.
Knowing the steps to log in is crucial to access the features and associated benefits of the portal. Additionally, they should know how the EPFO unified member portal can prove helpful for them and help them make the most of their employee provident fund account.
On that note, let’s look at how to access the portal and its features and benefits.
Steps to login to the EPFO Member portal:
Logging in to the Employee provident fund member portal is quick and easy. All you need to do is enter your Univeral Account Number or UAN, password, and the CAPTCHA to log in.
Here’s how to log in on the EPFO portal as an employee:
Step 1: Visit the EPFO member website
Step 2: Navigate to the ‘Services’ button
Step 3: Click on the ‘For Employees’ option
Step 4: Click on the ‘Member UAN/Online Service (OCS/OTCP)’ option.
Step 5: Once redirected to a new page, enter the login credentials (UAN and password.)
Step 6: Enter captcha details
Step 7: Click ‘Sign In.’
Once redirected to the EPFO portal, you can update Know Your Customer (KYC) information, claim your PF amount, transfer your PF balance, and check your PF balance.
Steps to log in to the portal as employers
Here’s how employers can log in to the portal:
Step 1: Go to the EPFO unified member portal employer login page
Step 2: Enter the username and password
Step 3: Click on the ‘Sign In’ option
Besides knowing about the login steps, it is important to know about the services that are offered at the EPFO portal.
Services extended by EPFO Portal
Here are the key services offered by the EPFO portal:
- One Employee-One EPF Account
Under this facility, EPF account holders can merge their PF accounts under their UAN/
- Pensioner’s Portal
This portal has all the answers to pension-related queries. Members can check their Pension Payment Order (PPO) number, passbook information, and pension credit.
- Principal Employer
This facility connects the principal with the contract employer. An employer can upload details of the contract workers, outsourced job contracts, and work orders.
- EPFO Member Passbook Download
The EPFO member passbook is responsible for recording transactions and withdrawals made to EPS and EPF accounts.
- TRRN Query
A temporary Return Reference Number or TRRN and the temporary number help check the status of PF challan payment.
- COC Application Form
The Certificate of Coverage is an application form that can be filled in through the website.
- Electronic Challan cum Return portal
Employers can register at the e-Sewa portal and then generate a user ID and password and, subsequently, upload the Electronic Challan cum Return with the digital signature.
How to Register on the EPFO Portal?
Follow these steps to register on the EPFO portal:
Step 1: Go to the EPFO member portal
Step 2: Navigate to the ‘Online Services’
Step 3: Select the ‘For Employees’ option
Step 4: Select the Member UAN/ Online Services, to be redirected to the UAN member e-Sewa portal
Step 5: Initiate registration by clicking the Activate UAN button
Step 7: Enter Aadhaar card, date of birth, UAN, PAN, email ID, and mobile
Step 8: An authorization PIN will be sent on the registered number
Step 9: Enter PIN to validate key details
Steps for e-KYC for the EPFO
Follow these steps to initiate e-KYC for EPFO
Step 1: Log into the e-Sewa portal by entering your UAN and password
Step 2: Select ‘Manage’ option
Step 3: Choose ‘KYC’ button
Step 4: Enter your KYC details such as Aadhaar, bank details, PAN, Election Card, Driving Licence, Ration Card, Passport, and National Population Register
Step 5: Tick the box against the KYC
Step 6: Choose the ‘Save’ option
Step 7: Your date will show up under ‘Pending KYC’
Subsequently, the details will be verified, and post-verification, the KYC will be updated by the EPFO without needing to visit the EPFO establishment in person.
EPFO Password Reset
Here’s how you can reset the EPFO password:
Step 1: Visit the EPFO pr UAN e-Sewa Portal online
Step 2: Click on the ‘Forgot Password’ button
Step 3: Enter your Universal Account Number
Step 4: Verify the displayed captcha
Step 5: Enter the OTP shared with you on your registered mobile number
Step 6: Once prompted to change the password, enter a new password
Step 7: Select the ‘Confirm’ option
Steps to check EPF balance online
Follow the steps to check your EPF balance online:
Step 1: Visit the EPFO website
Step 2: Navigate to the Member Passbook page
Step 3: Use your UAN and the EPFO portal login password to login
Step 4: Member IDs of the EPF accounts linked with UAN will show up
Step 5: Select the Member ID
Once these steps are covered your passbook will be displayed
Steps to link your EPF account with your Aadhaar card
Here’s how to link your EPF account with your Aadhaar card –
Step 1: Visit the EPFO member portal and then enter login credentials
Step 2: Select the ‘menu’ button from the navigation bar
Step 3: Select the ‘KYC’ option from drop-down menu
Step 4: Choose ‘Aadhaar card’ from the list of documents
Step 5: Click on the ‘Proceed’ button
Once Aadhaar details are verified with the UIDAI’s data, the EPF account will get linked with your Aadhaar card.
How to raise claims at EPFO Portal?
Individuals who have linked their Aadhaar with UAN can raise a claim to make a full or partial withdrawal of EPF funds. However, one can raise a claim only if they are unemployed or at retirement via a claim settlement form. The portal allows users to raise a claim without visiting the EPFO establishment in person.
Keeping the above-discussed information in mind allows members to make the most of the EPFO unified member portal and helps them easily track their EPF account.