Many of the employees the biggest headache was to make sure that their past employers enter the proper date of exit in EPF records. To solve this problem EPFO recently launched a facility to update EPF date of exit online without an employer.
Note:-Now you can raise an issue related to your EPF issues using the EPFO Whatsapp numbers. For details, refer the post “EPF Whatsapp Helpline Numbers – Full list of Regional Offices“.
From now onwards employee can update his date of exit (DOE) in the UAN website without the help of an employer after 2 months of leaving the job.
Before proceeding further, first, you have to understand the terms and conditions to enter the date of exit in UAN.
# The date entered is NOT EDITABLE and in case you have entered a wrong date enormously then it can be corrected only by the concerned filed officer of EPFO on the basis of a written request of the employer to the office. The date of exit, however, can not be edited after the settlement has been taken.
# In case you have entered the date of exit and withdrawn the amount, then the service length under the schemes will lapse and on any subsequent employment the service length will start afresh for any eligibility for pension and advances.
# Please note that the date of exit entered by you will be displayed to the employer and in case you are still in employment then at the time of filing of the remittances for a period after the date of exit will be shown to the employer.
# Date of exit can be a month for which the last contribution has been received. In case the employer has defaulted in payment and your date of exit is later date then you to approach the employer for updating of date.
How to update EPF Date of Exit Online without employer?
Now let us understand the process of update EPF date of exit online without employer.
# Login to your UAN member portal. Then go to the menu “MANAGE” and from the dropdown select the “Mark Exit”.
# Once you select the “Mark Exit”, then a new window will open. Here, you have to select your employment (your last EPF Account No.).
# You have to enter the date of exit in two places. You no need to enter the exact date of exit. You can enter the date within 15 days after the date of leaving of job.
Check the last contribution month in the online passbook and identify the latest Provident Fund contribution month. Accordingly, you have to enter the date of exit.
Suppose your contribution to EPF Passbook is showing up to the month of December 2020, then you have to enter the last date of that particular month i.e. 31st December 2020 should be your exit date.
Then you have to check the box “I have read the below points carefully”. Then proceed for the entry of date of exit.
Do remember that you have to mention the reason for the date of exit also. The reasons listed are as below.
-Retirement- When the employee takes voluntary retirement
-Superannuation-After completing 58 years of age
-Permanent Disablement-When permanent disablement happens to EPF member
-Cession (Short of Service)-When you resign your job.
Once you enter the exit date, provided the reasons and check the box where it will show you the terms and conditions, then click on the tab “Update date of exit”.
# Click on “Request OTP”. You will receive OTP to your registered mobile number. Enter the OTP and submit for date of exit finally.
I hope this process will ease the biggest hurdle of many EPF members as due to many reasons (one may be employer closed the shop) employer not enter the date of exit. Due to which you are facing the trouble of transferring or withdrawing.
Do remember few things:-
You are allowed to update the date of exit only after the completion of 2 months from the last contribution done to your EPF account. Also, once you enter the date of exit, then you can’t change it. Hence, be careful while entering it.