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What is UAN?

Feb 27th 2020 at 4:57 AM

Members of the Employees Provident Fund Organization are allotted a 12 digit number known as Universal Account Number. The number is provided by the Ministry of Employment and Labour under the Government of India. It helps one to get all the information in one place. With the help of UAN, employee can easily withdraw funds.

Benefits of Universal Account Number

  • It ensures that all PF accounts of the employee are genuine

  • It facilitates online withdrawals and transfers when one changes job.

  • It helps EPFO in tracking the change in the job of the employee

UAN advantages for employees

Less employer involvement in PF Withdrawals- With online transfer facility available the employer involvement has been reduced. On completion of KYC verification PF of old organization will be transferred to the new PF account.

No fund transfer needed – Employee will have to give his UAN details and KYC to new employer and the old PF will be transferred to the new PF account.

SMS Alerts – Whenever contribution is made by the employer after registering at the UAN portal, employees receive SMS.

How to check UAN status?

EPFO members can check UAN status online. One needs to select the state and provide your EPFO account number to check the UAN status.

Steps to check UAN status

  1. Login to the UAN member portal with login id and password

  2. Click on the “Online Services” tab and a drop down will appear.

  3. Click on “Track Claim Status”.

  4. The status will appear online of withdrawal/transfer.

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