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A lot of EPF accounts are lying unclaimed after the death of an employee. Families have no idea how to claim for the EPF money and what is the process?
Today I will share with you how your family will be able to withdraw the EPF account money in case something happens to you.
Once a person is dead, the beneficiaries of the dead employee can proceed with the process of withdrawing the EPF money. The first right is of the nominee who was mentioned in the EPF by the account holder. Mostly it’s a father or mother as most of the people are unmarried when they start their careers and they mention one of the parents as a nominee.
Here are the documents one need to submit
EPF Composite Form
The first form is called Composite form for death cases, which is a single form to be filled to claim EPF, Insurance money and any pension amount.
You need to provide the death certificate of the EPF account holder who had died.
Birth certificate of children claiming pension
If there are children of the deceased who are claiming the EPF, they need to provide the birth certificate for each of them
Joint photograph of claimants
One has to provide a joint photograph of all the claimants together. This is to make sure that there is no fraud in the name of claimants.
Copy of canceled cheque or attested copy of the first page of Bank Pass Book
To make sure there is a proof of the account where the money is is going, one has to provide the copy of the canceled cheque or first page of bank passbook
EPS Scheme certificate (only if applicable)
This is a certificate which is a document which has all the details of who will get the pension etc after the death of a member. It’s issued by EPFO and this is applicable only when there is a pension part applicable.
How does the EPF Composite form look like
Here is a snapshot of how the EPF composite form in death cases looks like. This is the main document that one has to fill if they want to claim the EPF amount.
You can also download the EPF Composite form for death cases here.
As you can see, that the process of claiming EPF is lengthily and painful, you should make sure that you make it easy for your family members to claim back the EPF money. Hence please do following things
I hope you get a clear idea about the EPF claiming process now. If you have any query please reply in the comment section.
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