I have worked in my previous organisation(the only organisation) for 10 years, 11 months, 27 days before leaving for abroad on a PR visa.
I have received my PF amount within couple of days but was not able to withdraw pension amount. I was told that my service was more than 9 years 6 months, so I need to opt pension scheme certificate which will benefit me after 58 years of age.
I have raised a grievance with EPFO but got the same answer. I will check with the PF commissioner for the same.
I have no plans to return to India and work. My question here is that whether there is a provision in the EPS act for case like me. Any sort of reference, similar situation details will help me a lot to present my case.