EPFO: File Covid-19 Advance through UMANG App; here is how to
- EPF members can file Covid-19 Advance through UMANG App without the need to submit any document or certificate.
After the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic and people facing financial issues due to the imposed lockdown, the central government had said that an Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) member can claim for advance from EPF to fight Covid-19. And now as the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron is spreading so fast, it is important for people to be financially stable. The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has recently tweeted and informed people how they can file for Covid-19 advance through UMANG App.
"File 'COVID-19 Advance' through UMANG App by following these easy steps," EPFO tweeted. But before we discuss the steps to do so, it can be known that according to EPFO, members of the EPF scheme can get non-refundable withdrawal to the extent of the basic wages and dearness allowances for three months or up to 75 percent of the amount standing to their credit in the EPF account, whichever is less. The amount standing to credit in EPF includes employee's share, employer's share and interest thereupon.
File 'COVID-19 Advance' through UMANG App by following these easy steps.#EPFO #EPF #SocialSecurity #Employees #Services #UMANG https://t.co/4zeY3w3ceO@PMOIndia @byadavbjp @Rameswar_Teli @LabourMinistry @MIB_India @PIB_India @PIBHindi @mygovindia @wootaum @PTI_News— EPFO (@socialepfo) December 12, 2021
You can claim for Covid-19 advance if your UAN is validated with Aadhaar and KYC of Bank account and Mobile number is seeded in UAN. No certificate or documents are to be submitted by the member or his/her employer for availing the benefit. Also, it can be noted that since withdrawal is non-refundable, there is no requirement to refund the amount.
Here is how you can file Covid-19 Advance via UMANG app:
Step 1: Open UMANG App on your smartphone and click on EPFO. However, if you do not have UMANG App, you need to install it first from Google Play Store or App Store.
Step 2: You will then have to select 'Request for Advance (Covid-19)'.
Step 3: After this, provide or enter your UAN and click on 'Get OTP'.
Step 4: Then submit the OTP and click on 'Login'.
Step 5: After you successfully log in, you will have to enter your Bank Account Number and select 'Member ID' from the drop down menu and click on 'Proceed for claim'.
Step 6: Enter address and click on 'Next'.
Step 7: Choose 'Form 31' from the drop down menu and fill 'Amount of Advance Required' and upload 'Cheque Image'. You need to note and check details like name, bank account number and IFSC should be clearly visible and Image should be jpg or pdf, size up to 100kb.
Step 8: Check on the Declaration box and 'Submit OTP'. After receiving 'Aadhaar OTP', finally click on the 'Submit' button.
Step 9: After completing all the above mentioned steps your Covid-19 Withdrawal Form will be successfully submitted.
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