EPFO Clarification on Final PF Withdrawal by International Workers (IWs)/ Expats from non SSA Countries

EPFO Clarifies that final PF withdrawal in the case of International Workers (IWs)/ Expats from non SSA Countries is allowed only after retirement from service or attaining the age of 58 years, whichever is later.

Based on Audit observations, the EPFO has issued a clarification on final withdrawal of PF in respect of IWs/ Expats who are from countries not having a Social Security Agreement with India (Non-SSA Countries) stating that the amended/ substituted Para 69(1)(a) under the EPF Scheme permits final withdrawal by an IW from a Non-SSA country only after attaining the age of 58 years.

EPFO Clarification on Final PF Withdrawal by International Workers (IWs)/ Expats from non SSA Countries India

Accordingly, full and final withdrawal of the accumulations standing to the credit of provident fund account of an International Worker (IW)/ Expats from non SSA country is possible only after retirement from the service at any time after the attainment of the age of 58 years.

EPFO Circular dt. 27/04/2022: EPFO Clarification on Final PF Withdrawal by International Workers (IWs)/ Expats from non SSA Countries

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