epfochennai.tn.nic.in Process to become EPF member in Chennai


How to become a EPF Member:

You, as your own, can not become an EPF Member. To become an EPF member, you have to work in an establishment which is covered under EPF and MP ACT, 1952.
a. If 20 or above then that employees are working in an establishment or organization EPFO will cover that establishment.
b.  If Employer and Employees of an establishment desires, that establishment can voluntarily opt for EPF coverage even if the employees employed therein is less than 20.
c.  If your establishment is not covered and atleast 20 employees are working in that establishment, you can approach EPFO to cover it.


How to withdraw money from EPF?
If you are interested to withdraw money from EPF Account, you have to either
a. Resign or retire from the establishment and apply for settlement of PF in Form-19
b.  Or you may apply for advance for some admissible purposes

How to get Pension? 

a.  If an applicant is 50 years of age and ,may be above than that and
b.  If applicant have completed a total service of 10 years or above and
c.  If applicant is not getting any other EPF Pension


Then the applicant is advised that they have to apply in Form-10D at the EPF Office where applicant have last worked through applicant last employer.

If you want to draw pension from a different place, then in that case you need to furnish appropriate Bank  or  Post Office address in the application form.

Pension is distributed through Post Offices or through some designated banks only (succh as : Indian Bank, SBI, Indian Overseas Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI and UTI Bank )

How to Settle EPF Account ? 
a.  You have to resign or retire from the establishment and apply for settlement of PF in Form-19. If the exit is before 55 years of age, the member should not work in any covered establishment for a period of 2 months from the exit date.
b.  If the any member dies, Family members or Nominee is required to apply in Form-20 for settlement of PF (In case of death, apply in From-10D and Form-5IF for Pension and EDLI also)


How to transfer my account or What to do if I join another establishment?
You are required to apply in From-13(R) through the NEW Employer at the concerned EPF Office from which transfer is made clearly which is stating New and Old EPF Numbers. You have to get new EPF Number from your New Employer. New EPF Number will be allotted by New Employer, not by EPFO.

Official Website : http://www.epfochennai.tn.nic.in/default.asp



Contact Address:
Employees Provident Fund Organisation
37, Royapettah High Road,
Chennai – 600014.

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