All about EPF Form 31

EPF Form 31 PF is used to make declaration for partial withdrawal of your EPF corpus that has been otherwise reserved for the purpose of retirement.

January 10, 2020 10:59 IST | India Infoline News Service
Employee Provident Fund
EPF Form 31 is used to make partial withdrawal of EPF corpus. This form can be filled online or offline. If the employee applies online, most details will be auto-filled. However, the member has to register his UAN to avail the online service.

Declaration in EPF Withdrawal Form 31

EPF Form 31 PF is used to make declaration for partial withdrawal of your EPF corpus that has been otherwise reserved for the purpose of retirement. It must be noted that partial withdrawal from EPF is allowed only certain specific conditions such as purchase/construction of home, repayment of home loan, medical emergencies, wedding of self/sibling/child, or education of child/sibling. However, certain eligibility conditions must be met in order to be eligible for the application of such withdrawal.

The form serves as a proof of the fulfilment of the purpose of withdrawal and must be filled and signed duly by the employee. Certain sections of Form 31 need to be filled in by the employer and the EPF commissioner as well, apart from the details filled in by the employee himself. It is of utmost importance that the information provided in the form is up to date and stands true, and must be submitted along with the relevant documents required.

Steps to download EPF Form 31

Here are the steps to follow to download EPF Form 31 for withdrawal
  1. Log in to the portal as you enter your details like the UAN and password
  2. Go to the ‘Online Services’ section and select “Claim”
  3. This will open a new page wherein you will be asked to enter your details such as name, date of birth, father’s name, PAN, Aadhaar number, date of joining the company, and mobile number. Click on “Proceed for Online Claim”
  4. On the next page that opens, from the dropdown menu, select ‘PF Advance (Form 31)
  5. Select reason for taking the advance and enter the amount and your current address
  6. Sign the disclosure that appears; check the box saying, ‘Get Aadhaar OTP’
  7. Enter the OTP that you will receive on the registered mobile number and click on ‘Validate OTP and Submit Claim Form’

Details to be filled in EPF Withdrawal Form 31

As you download EPF Form 31, you will have to fill certain details. The remaining details need to be filled in by your employer and the EPF Commissioner.

Details to be filled in by the Employee
  • Mobile Number
  • Purpose for Advances
  • Amount of Advances required
  • Name of the member
  • Father’s Name/Husband’s Name (in case of married women)
  • Name and Address of the Employer
  • PF Account Number
  • Monthly Basic Wages and Dearness Allowance
  • Full Postal Address of the applicant
  • Signature of the Employee
  • Signature of the Employer
  • Mode of Remittance
  • In whose favour cheque is to be drawn (in case of home loans, EMIs, etc.)
  • For any other reason, provide your bank account details
  • In case of Advances for marriage, provide complete details such as name, age, date of marriage, address
  • Advance Stamp Receipt (Fill the amount)
Details to be filled in by the Employer
  • Certification by the Employer
  • Signature, date, and designation (along with the stamp of the establishment)
  • Enclosures
Details to be filled in by the EPF Commissioner
  • Section
  • Account number
  • Fund to reimbursed
  • Mode of Remittance
  • Signature of the Accounts Officer

Documents required along with EPF Form 31

As stated earlier, the withdrawal from EPF account is only permitted under specific circumstances. Such withdrawals must be supported by the following documents as laid out in the table below:

Documents required for EPF Withdrawal

Purpose of EPF Withdrawal Document Required
Buying a House Declaration, Registration certificate of the property
Repayment of Loans Outstanding principal and interest certificate by the lending agency
Grant of Advances in special cases Certificate from the Employer
Medical Illness Certificate by the employer and the doctor
Marriage Declaration to be done in Form 31 itself
Physically handicapped Certificate from the concerned doctor
Withdrawal before Retirement Declaration by the Member

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