UAN: What to do if you have more than one Universal Account Number, understand the merger process

EPFO: The Central Government had issued Universal Account Numbers (UAN) for the convenience of companies and employees. This number is very useful for any employee. With UAN number you can easily check PF account balance and interest. However, sometimes due to change of jobs, more than one UAN number is created for the employees. In such a situation there is no need to worry. You can easily merge them. Let us understand this entire process. 

Problems arise due to old company 

Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) issues this 12 digit Universal Account Number (UAN). UAN identifies the EPF and keeps it secure. You can easily withdraw or transfer your PF money anytime through UAN. For this you will not need any company. The UAN remains the same throughout your career. But, in some cases, more than one UAN has been created for the employees. This happens because of your old company. Such people should merge their UAN otherwise problems may arise in future. 

This is how you can close old UAN number 

If such a mistake has happened to you too, then give your old UAN number to the new company. The money deposited in the PF account of the old company can also be transferred to the new account. Let us understand how to merge more than one UAN.

  • First of all you have to go to the Member Service Portal. 
  • After this, you will have to go to online services and click on One Member One EPF Account. 
  • Your personal details will start appearing on the screen. Besides, the EPF account created in the new company will also become visible. In this, funds of the old company can be transferred 
  • For transfer, a certificate will have to be given from the new or old company. 
  • After this you will have to enter the old member ID and click on Get Details. 
  • Then as soon as you click on Get OTP, enter the OTP received on your mobile number and submit. 
  • With this your request will be submitted and your new company will have to authenticate it. After getting certified by your company, EPFO ​​will start the process of merging your multiple accounts. You can check the status of your application after a few days from the EPFO ​​website itself.

You can also apply in this way 

Also you uanepf@epfindia.gov.in You can also make the same application by sending email. In this email you will have to provide information about your new and old UAN. If you have more than one old EPF account, then merger request for all of them will have to be given separately. If you have forgotten your UAN number, you can know your UAN number by giving a missed call to 01122901406 from your registered mobile number.

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