Attestation of Employer not required on Declaration with both EPF Claim Form 31 and Form 31 (UAN): EPFO Instructions/ Clarification
EPFO has introduced Composite PF Claim Forms (Aadhar/ Non-Aadhar), Pension Claim Form (Aadhaar) and Composite Claim Form (PF/ EPS/ EDLI) for Death cases. As a result, the Claim Forms No. 5IF, 10C, 10D, 19, 20 and 31 (including UAN Forms 19, 10C, 10D and 31) stands withdrawn. Further, now partial PF withdrawals shall be allowed based on Self Certification (instead of other documents/ certificates), using new Composite PF Claim Forms (Aadhar/ Non-Aadhar). For further details on latest applicable forms, please refer the link below:
Earlier, the EPFO had clarified that the Declaration Form can be accepted without attestation by the employer both in the case of Claim Form 31 as well as UAN based Claim Form No. 31 (UAN), i.e. the attestation by an employer on the Declaration form would not be required for both Form No. 31 & Form No. 31(UAN). However, the Claim Form No. 31 shall be required to be attested by the employer.
Further, EPFO had modified the format of Declaration Form, whereby no documents were required to be enclosed with the revised Declaration Form which was submitted along with Form 31/ Form 31(UAN) for purchase of a dwelling site/ house/ flat or re-construction of dwelling house, or for addition/ alteration of the dwelling house.