If you’re wondering which form to submit for EPF final settlement, this post is for you. If you have left/retired from your job and wish to withdraw funds from your Employee’s Provident Fund account, you need to submit Form 19.
Here, we will explain how to fill EPF Form 19, documents required with Form 19 and how to submit claim for EPF final settlement. Keep reading.
Please note that Form 19 can only be filed online. If you want to opt for the offline mode, you need to fill and submit Composite Claim Form which is basically a combined form for:
1.) PF final settlement equivalent to Form 19,
2.) Pension withdrawal benefits, equivalent for Form 10C, and
3.) Advance on PF (partial withdrawal from PF account, equivalent to Form 31).
Who can claim final settlement of EPF account?
EPF claim form 19 can be filed by an EPF member:
- who has left their job, or
- upon retirement
- 2 months have passed since
How to Submit Form 19 Online?
Follow the steps mentioned below to submit the EPFO Form 19 and settle your EPF account:
Step 1: Log into EPFO member portal using your UAN and Password.
Step 2: Click on “Online Services” and select “CLAIM (Form 31, 19, 10C & 10D)”. (refer the image above)
Step 3: Fill in your bank account number and get it verified.
Step 4: Give the undertaking (Certificate of Understanding) as it appears on your screen and then go ahead with “Online Claim”.
Step 5: Select “Only PF Withdrawal (Form 19)” from the “I want to apply for” drop-down menu.
Step 6: Enter the details asked next in the form.
Step 7: Upload scanned copy of cheque or passbook.
Step 8: Enter your mobile number and Aadhaar. Get your Aadhaar verified with OTP.
Step 9: Click on “Submit Claim” to complete the process of Form 19 claim submission.
Components of Form 19
If you’re going with the offline mode, you can either get the form physically from your nearby EPFO office or download the same from EPFO website.
There are three sections of Form 19 as stated below:
1st Section: EPF Member Details (Claimant)
It includes details like the name of the member, father’s & husband’s name, company details, PF account number, UAN, date of joining and leaving service, purpose of leaving (if not retirement), PAN, mode of payment, etc.
There are 4 more sub-sections in this part of the form.
2nd Section: Advance Stamp Receipt
This is to be filled only when the mode of payment is via cheque. Please make sure that if it is via NEFT or any other electronic mode, this section must not be filled.
3rd Section: For Use in Cash Section
Documents Required with Form 19
The following documents and/or details must be provided to EPFO at the time of submitting EPF form 19:
- Copy of Cheque or Passbook
- PF Account Number
- Re 1 Stamp (with Advance Stamp Receipt)
Before Submitting Form 19
Before you settle your PF account finally by submitting Form 19, please make sure that the following points are checked:
- Your UAN must be linked to Aadhaar
Read: How to Link UAN with AADHAAR?
- Your mobile number and bank account must be updated
- 2 months must have passed after leaving job or retirement
- PAN must be linked to UAN
Other EPFO Claim Forms
|Form 10C||For EPS pension withdrawal or get Scheme Certificate|
|Form 31||Partial withdrawal from EPF account (Advance)|
|Form 10D||Monthly Pension under EPS|
|Composite Claim Form||Combined form: Form 19, Form 10C and Form 31 (for offline submission)|
|Read more about EPF:|
|EPF Balance Check||EPFiGMS||EPF Passbook|
|EPF Calculator||EPF Interest Rate||EPF Pension|
|EPF Contribution||EPF Online Claim||EPF Premature Withdrawal|
|Read more about UAN:|
|Read more about EPFO:|
|EPFO E-Sewa||EPFO Online Payment||EPFO KYC Online Update|
|EPFO Establishment||EPFO Member Portal||EPFO Registration Process|
|Read more about EPF Forms:|
|EPF Form 10C||EPF Correction Form||EPF Withdrawal Form 31|
EPF Form 19: FAQs
EPF Form 19 is used to withdraw funds from one’s EPF account and settle account for once and all.
Yes. Form 19 is to be submitted online. For the offline mode, EPFO has Composite Claim Form.
No. It is mandatory to link your UAN with Aadhaar (also known as seeding). Without linking, you cannot use any online service offered by EPFO.
Login to EPFO unified member portal with UAN and password and then navigate to “Online Services” to open the online claim form 19. (Detailed steps)
It usually takes 20 days to settle Form 19 claims for EPF final settlement of account. However, it may take up to 30 days in some cases.