IndianMoney.com Research Team | Updated On Friday, January 18,2019, 12:08 PM
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Universal Account Number or UAN:
UAN stands for universal account number. It is a 12-digit number assigned to members of the employee provident fund organization or EPFO.
This facility enables the user link multiple EPF Accounts allotted by employers during the employment period. So, with the introduction of UAN, a user not only manages multiple PF accounts, but can also transfer and withdraw funds easily.
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How to activate and login to the EPFO website using UAN?
To activate and login to the EPFO website, the user must have the UAN number and PF member ID. Follow the steps given below to activate and login to the EPFO account:
Visit the official EPFO portal
Go the EPFO homepage and select ‘For Employees’ listed under the ‘Our Services’ menu.
In the service section select ‘ member UAN/ Online Service’
The page will be redirected to the UAN portal.
You need to enter your UAN, PF member ID and mobile number.
Enter the security code and click on ‘Get Authorization Pin’ button.
An OTP will be generated and sent to your mobile number.
Click on ‘I Agree’ on the disclaimer checkbox, enter the OTP received and click on ‘Validate OTP and Activate UAN’.
On activating the UAN, you receive a password on your registered mobile number.
You can use this password to access your account.
Documents required to open UAN account:
With the introduction of universal account number, an employee can assemble all his PF accounts associated with multiple IDs of different organizations at one place. So to open the UAN account, the employee must submit some documents which are as follows:
Banks details: Account number, branch name and IFSC code.
How UAN has made it Easy to Withdraw/Transfer Funds?
Follow the below mentioned steps to withdraw or transfer funds from your PF accounts:
Link all the PF accounts together using your UAN.
Give UAN to your current employer and the employer will verify using KYC verification. Thereafter, you can manage your PF accounts online.
You will receive monthly SMS alerts whenever a PF contribution is made by the employer.
You can easily transfer funds or withdraw funds without the intervention of your employer.
Online UAN Allotment Process:
Listed below are some important points that you need to keep in mind while using UAN:
The UAN is a 12 digit number allotted to all members by the EPFO.
The UAN details must be downloaded and shared with the employer.
The EPFO facilitates the checking of UAN allotment through the EPFO web portal.
How to Transfer EPF Accounts using UAN?
In order to transfer PF accounts online, the employee must register himself on the EPFO portal. Follow the steps given below to transfer EPF accounts online using UAN:
Log on to the EPF portal and select the option ‘transfer your account’
There are three parts in the form. Fill all the three parts in the form.
Select the attesting authority and enter member ID/UAN
Click on ‘Get OTP’
Enter the OTP you have received to continue the process.
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