As per the unified portal of EPFO, if you wish to file an online claim for your EPF, then you have to mandatorily link your UAN with Aadhaar. Linking your Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) account with Aadhaar can help speeding up the claim settlement process. The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has taken several steps in this regard. As per the unified portal of EPFO, if you wish to file an online claim for your EPF, then you have to mandatorily link your UAN with Aadhaar.
UAN stands for Universal Account Number which can help the individual to track multiple member IDs. Multiple member IDs can get created if you work for different organisations over a period of time and each organisation allots you a different EPF ID. These member IDs are for your EPF accounts with different organisations. UAN is allotted by the EPFO through the employer and the employee has to activate it by completing the know-your-customer (KYC) process through employer.
UAN is mandatory for all employees and it helps in transferring and withdrawing money from EPF easily. By linking your UAN with Aadhaar, all your EPF accounts will also be linked with Aadhaar.
Here are four ways to link your UAN with Aadhaar.
- Using UMANG App
- On the unified portal of EPF - https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/
- Using biometric credentials on e-KYC Portal of EPFO
- Using OTP verification on e-KYC Portal of EPFO