The EPF claim process has been revamped and made very easy these days, One can easily claim EPF balance online without any hassle. But still, in many cases EPF claim rejected

Is your EPF claim rejected after applying for EPF balance withdrawal online? Many times even people submit both the EPF forms 19 and 10C properly, they get a message like “Your 10C form has rejected” or “Your form 19 has been rejected” with some message. Sometimes people even don’t get any proper message about why the EPF claim is rejected.

Top Reasons for Rejection of your EPF Claim

EPF claim or how to withdraw EPF balance is a very popular and most searched queries, as most people who just changed their job are looking to explore that. Although you can transfer your EPF balance to your new employer, withdrawing your EPF money is also a good idea to get a surplus amount in case you need some cash flow as per your financial need. Before that, you should check out the latest TDS rules applied on EPF claim.

But in a hurry people sometimes fill the forms and the result is EPF claim rejection. EPFO doesn’t tolerate a single mistake in the form data and it is a tedious process as well to get your EPF money in your bank account. So in this article, I will share those Reasons for Rejection of your EPF Claim.

  1. First of all, provide all the information properly so that it matches with your previous employer records.
  2. Mention your mobile number and email id clearly without any overwrite.
  3. Mention about your bank account details
  4. If your previous employer has already raised an EPF claim, but you are not getting any response. In that case, don’t raise a fresh EPF claim online without knowing the previous claim status. This may end up EPF rejection.
  5. In case you are applying for EPF claim online, then make sure you submit the printed copy within 15 days of application.
  6. Make sure you are giving the signature as per the records.

These are few common Reasons for Rejection of your EPF Claim. There might be some other reason as well, but as per my experience due to signature mismatch, I had face an EPF claim rejection once in my life. What about your experience?

75 COMMENTS

  1. MY PF application form is rejected saying “Not eligible for Withdrawal” under Other section. And in remarks, they have specified as: NEW MEMBER (EPS MERGED WITH PF) DOJ 15/12/2014

    I had Joined the organization on 15/12/2014, Quit the company on 31/July/2015. Applied for PF withdrawal on 2017 April

  2. has been rejected due to :- MEMBER JOINED THE ESTT AFTER 01-09-2014. THE WAGES OF MORE THAN 15000, MEMBER NOT AS EPS MEMBER/OK

    Sir, can you please let me know why my claim is rejected and how to rectify it ?
    Please help.

  3. what is meaning of this rejection
    CERTIFICATE A/B/C/D/E/F NOT ENCLOSED / SIGNED
    Remarks by DA/AO:CLAIM PHYSICALLY NOT RECEIVE IN A/C SECETION ON DATED 25/05/2017/OK

  4. hi sir,
    PF Settlement Claim ID: TNMAS170400034033 Member Account No TNMAS00546450000001303 has been rejected.Reason of rejection: NOT SIGNED/ ATTESTED
    . Remarks by DA/AO:NOT ATTESTED IN THE CLAIM FORM/OK
    Rejection letter is under dispatch.
    please give me any idea

  5. My claim is rejected and the reason mentioned is

    Reason of rejection: CERTIFICATE A/B/C/D/E/F NOT ENCLOSED / SIGNED
    . Remarks by DA/AO Contribution is doubled/OK

    What does it mean?

  6. Sir
    Aadhar not available, hence return to establishment on 10/03/2017.

    please give me any idea

  7. my pf claim as rejected with below reason

    Reason of rejection: DOJ DOL OR DOB NOT GIVEN IN THE CLAIM FORM

    but i filled DOJ DOL OR DOB in all forms in the respective fields
    any idea

  8. Hello,
    I have got this message as my PF withdrawal form has been rejected.
    ==========
    Would like to inform you that we have sent to your UAN base withdrawal application sent to RPFC and RPFC not accepted your application ,(error ‘account number is different by cheque’) we are returning you withdrawal application your home address.
    =========
    What should i do next?
    Thanks

  9. Sir,
    My transfer claim has been rejected with below update:
    Current Status :Claim Form 13 for Transfer to New Account Number:
    AGAINST Old Member Account has been rejected. Rejection letter is
    under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim.
    Reason of rejection: CLAIM ALREADY SETTLED
    Remarks by DA/AO:ALREADY SETTLED AND TR
    TOALL SETT.

    Please advise how can I get my amount transferred.

  10. Dear Santhu,
    Please help me on the below issue and it’s very urgent as I am requiring the money in need my pf status shows rejected by pf office.
    Status : Claim Form 31 for PF Advance AGAINST Member Account No (xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim.
    Reason of rejection: INCOMPLETE DECLARATION IN FORM 31
    Remarks by DA/AO:PL FURNISHED EACH AND EVERY COLUMN OF INFORMATION GIVEN IN DECLARATION FORM/OK

    I have filled all details correctly in declaration form except license no. of Permission/license no. for
    construction issued by local authority with name of local
    body in the area of construction. Please suggest from where I can get that as I am purchasing the already built builder floor.

  11. STATUS for Member ID: DSNHP00254340000001452

    Claim ID : DSNHP160750000361
    Status : Claim Form 13 for Transfer to New Account Number: AGAINST Old Member Account No (DSNHP00254340000001452) has been approved. Payment is under process.

    Claim ID : DSNHP161000006451
    Status : Claim Form 10C for Withdrawal Benefit AGAINST Member Account No (DSNHP00254340000001452) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim.
    Reason of rejection: CLAIM ALREADY SETTLED
    Remarks by DA/AO:THE CHEQUE HAS BEEN RETURNED BACK HENCE PL SUBMIT FORM 13 FOR TR/AS ABOVE

    Claim ID : DSNHP161000006455
    Status : Claim Form 19 for PF Settlement AGAINST Member Account No (DSNHP00254340000001452) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim form.
    Reason of rejection: CLAIM ALREADY SETTLED
    Remarks by DA/AO:THE CHEQUE HAS BEEN RETURNED BACK HENCE PL SUBMIT FORM 13 FOR TR/AS ABOVE

  12. Dear Sir, my PF settlement claim has been rejected because of the following reason (Invalid PPO Number) pls tell me what i can do to remedy this problem.

    Form 10C (withdrawal benefit) Claim ID:KDMAL161000008865 Acct No KDMAL10355870000000082 rejected. Reason of rejection: INVALID PPO NUMBER. Remarks by DA/AO: Rejection letter is under dispatch.
    Sender: BZ-EPFOHO
    PF Settlement Claim ID:KDMAL161000008863 Member Acct No KDMAL10355870000000082 has been rejected. Reason of rejection: INVALID PPO NUMBER. Remarks by DA/AO: Rejection letter is under dispatch.
    Sender: BZ-EPFOHO

  13. PF Settlement Claim ID: PYPNY161000003060 Member Account No PYPNY00314950000000065 has been rejected.Reason of rejection: PAYMENT NOT DEPOSITED BY THE EMPLOYER
    . Remarks by DA/AO:
    Rejection letter is under dispatch.

  14. HI,

    Could you please help me on the below rejection message.

    Claim ID : BGBNG160900025400
    Status : Claim Form 10C for Withdrawal Benefit AGAINST Member Account No (BGBNG00265440000000240) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim.
    Reason of rejection: ATTESTED AGE PROOFS OF MEMBER/FAMILY MEMBER’S NOT SUBMITTED
    Remarks by DA/AO:DULY ATTESTED BY YOUR EX EMPLOYER/OK

  15. Dear Santanu,

    I want to know the reason on rejection to my EPF withdrawl, i have given the correct bank address

    Form 10C(withdrawl Benefit) Claim Id:APHYD160900000291 Acct No APHYD00560700000200310 rejected .Reason of rejection SAME BANK ADDRESS NOT MENTION ON BANK STATEMENT/CANCELLED CHEQUE AND PF FORM.
    Remarks by DA/AO:OK/OK Rejection Letter is under dispatch

    PF Settlement Clain ID: APHYD160900000286 Member Acct No APHUD00560700000200310 has been rejected.Reason of rejection: SAME BANK ADDRESS NOT MENTIONED ON BANK STATEMENT/ CANCELLED CHEQUE AND PF FORM.
    Remarks by DA/AO:OK/OK Rejection letter is under dispatch

    Sanjay Kumar Dubey
    sanjaydubey5144@gmail.com
    09899313065

  16. STATUS for Member ID: TNMAS00313090000214467

    My EPF Withdrawal was rejected for the below reason

    Claim ID : TNMAS160800017466
    Status : Claim Form 10C for Withdrawal Benefit AGAINST Member Account No (TNMAS00313090000214467) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim.
    Reason of rejection: UAN CLAIM CANCELLED CHEQUE NOT AS PER KYC BANK DETAILS
    Remarks by DA/AO:

    Claim ID : TNMAS160800017461
    Status : Claim Form 19 for PF Settlement AGAINST Member Account No (TNMAS00313090000214467) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim form.
    Reason of rejection: UAN CLAIM CANCELLED CHEQUE NOT AS PER KYC BANK DETAILS
    Remarks by DA/AO:

    Checked the status in the online and rejection letter was not yet send through my address.

    • If your name is not available in the cheque leaf, then it will not be considered for settlement.
      In this case, you can attach bank statement with name, acc no instead of cheque leaf.

  17. Hi

    My pf claim is rejected saying Father name mismatch. What should i do now? I haven’;t received the letter yet but i saw the status online.

    THanks
    venkata

  18. Dear Santhu,
    Please help me on the below issue and it’s very urgent as I am requiring the money in need my pf status shows rejected by pf office.
    STATUS for Member ID: MHBAN00009100000000961
    Claim ID : MHBAN160700030981
    Status : Claim Form 31 for PF Advance AGAINST Member Account No (MHBAN00009100000000961) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim.
    Reason of rejection: INCOMPLETE DECLARATION IN FORM 31
    Remarks by DA/AO:PL FURNISHED EACH AND EVERY COLUMN OF INFORMATION GIVEN IN DECLARATION FORM/OK

    chandrakant.mali@vvfltd.com

      • I am also facing same problem. I have filled all details correctly in declaration form except license no. of Permission/license no. for
        construction issued by local authority with name of local
        body in the area of construction. Please suggest from where I can get that as I am purchasing the already built builder floor.

  19. STATUS for Member ID: PYBOM00601390000000005

    Claim ID : PYBOM160800009749
    Status : Claim Form 19 for PF Settlement AGAINST Member Account No (PYBOM00601390000000005) has been approved. Payment is under process.

    Claim ID : PYBOM160800009758
    Status : Claim Form 10C for Withdrawal Benefit AGAINST Member Account No (PYBOM00601390000000005) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim.
    Reason of rejection: NOT ELIGIBLE- INSUFFICIENT BALANCE
    Remarks by DA/AO:

  20. Hi,
    My online PF transfer request is rejected.

    Reason of rejection: CERTIFICATE A/B/C/D/E/F NOT ENCLOSED / SIGNED
    Remarks by DA/AO:PREVIOUS ESST AND CURRENT ESST MEMBER NAME DIFFERS/OK.

    Details:
    My previous employer’s PF account has my middle name, whereas current employer PF account does not have middle name – I guess that led to issue?

    My queries:
    1) I had selected attestation by ‘previous employer’ who had duly approved it. So, who rejected it – the PF department OR my ‘current employer’?
    2) What is DA/AO?
    3) Can i make online transfer request again (with name change form and identity proof)? Or is it not allowed online?

    Thanks much

  21. hello sir, i have done my kyc on uan portal.and approve fron employer.when i was sent my uan base pf form to pf office.then i recived one letter and my form rejected.reason is Adhaar Not link with Uan. But i have upload my adhar on uan.

  22. My account no 00361970000004799. My job resign in 9 months complitted.all form fill and submitted my company.but not refund the my pf amonut.pls check details and reply

  23. Dear Santhu,

    Please help me on the below issue and it’s very urgent as I am requiring the money in need my pf status shows rejected by pf office. I have filled the form to the previous employer they are persons who submitted to pf office.
    STATUS for Member ID: CBCBE00772210000000830

    Claim ID : CBCBE160700023601
    Status : Claim Form 10C for Withdrawal Benefit AGAINST Member Account No (CBCBE00772210000000830) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim.
    Reason of rejection: FORM 15 G / 15H
    Remarks by DA/AO:

    Claim ID : CBCBE160700023599
    Status : Claim Form 19 for PF Settlement AGAINST Member Account No (CBCBE00772210000000830) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim form.
    Reason of rejection: CERTIFICATE A/B/C/D/E/F NOT ENCLOSED / SIGNED
    Remarks by DA/AO:

  24. Hello Sir
    My PF Claim has been rejected by the PF department Team by Saying as below…

    Claim ID : MHBAN160700013494
    Status : Claim Form 10C for Withdrawal Benefit AGAINST Member Account No (MHBAN00456650000115748) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim.
    Reason of rejection: CERTIFICATE A/B/C/D/E/F NOT ENCLOSED / SIGNED
    Remarks by DA/AO:DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEM OF ECR FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016 CLAIM REJECTED & KEPT PENDING/OK

    Claim ID : MHBAN160700013489
    Status : Claim Form 19 for PF Settlement AGAINST Member Account No (MHBAN00456650000115748) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim form.
    Reason of rejection: CERTIFICATE A/B/C/D/E/F NOT ENCLOSED / SIGNED
    Remarks by DA/AO:DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEM OF ECR FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016 CLAIM REJECTED & KEPT PENDING/OK

    I have Submitted and signed all the documents which i got from Accenture. could you please help me what will be the next process, how can i re apply for the withdrawal.

    Thanks
    Rajabhxa

  25. Hi
    Please help me to understand the meaning of the below message –
    Form 10C (Withdrawal Benefit) Claim ID: TNMAS160600040121 Acct No TNMAS00313090000151607 rejected.Reason of rejection: CERTIFICATE A/B/C/D/E/F NOT ENCLOSED / SIGNED
    . Remarks by DA/AO:MEMBER IS REQUESTED TO SUBMIT TWO COPIES OF 15G/H AND PAN CARD ALONG WITH CLAIM FORM 19 AND 10C./OK
    Rejection letter is under dispatch.

    What does certificate A/B/C/D/E/F means??

  26. I checked through portal it has mentioned that pf forms get rejected .

    Reason – for form 19 incomplete bank details, for 10c incomplete postal address .
    What I should do next?, As per my knowledge I have entered everything perfect. Even some do/da comments stating contribution not received for march 2016

      • Hello sir,

        I have one year experience and I submitted all forms for my pf withdrawal but my application has been rejected for the reason employer has not contributed for pension.. is form 10c and 19 related??.. how do I resubmit my pf claim??

        Thanks,
        Deepika

  27. My epf transfer claim got rejected with reason : TECH ERROR APPEARS AS ORA-00907 MISSING RIGHT PARENTHESIS/OK. what is the reason behind that?? what can i do now ? shall i again raise a request?

  28. my Previous Employer who rejected my Form13 Claim (for some obscure reason like U left us without giving Notice Pay). Is there a way to “ACCEPT” my Transfer Claim by him thereafter? Or after 15 day wait I can file a fresh Application for Transfer Claim? Is it Ok if I file again a claim for transfer with my Present Employers? Will there be any hitch becoz of my earlier rejection by Previous Employer?

  29. Claim ID : MRNOI160600010866
    Status : Claim Form 19 for PF Settlement AGAINST Member Account No (MRNOI00271700000000699) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim form.
    Reason of rejection: CERTIFICATE ENCLOSED IS IMPROPER

    Claim ID : MRNOI160600010865
    Status : Claim Form 10C for Withdrawal Benefit AGAINST Member Account No (MRNOI00271700000000699) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim.
    Reason of rejection: CERTIFICATE ENCLOSED IS IMPROPER
    Which certificate i need to submit now then?

  30. STATUS for Member ID: PYKRP00192140000199184

    Claim ID : PYKRP160500005087
    Status : Claim Form 31 for PF Advance AGAINST Member Account No (PYKRP00192140000199184) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim.
    Reason of rejection: The reason of rejection is not available in database. You may please contact RO/SRO KRPURAMWHITEFIELD for further details

    Sir/ madam,

    I am Mohammad M Khan , I have checked my PF withdrawal status. It looks like my PF form has been rejected due to some reason and rejection letter has been dispatched to my address . I have not received it yet and i am not able to send them other form as i don’t know the actual reason why PF office reject my form .

    STATUS for Member ID: PYKRP00192140000199184

    Claim ID : PYKRP160500005087
    Status : Claim Form 31 for PF Advance AGAINST Member Account No (PYKRP00192140000199184) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim.
    Reason of rejection: The reason of rejection is not available in database. You may please contact RO/SRO KRPURAMWHITEFIELD for further details

    • Hi,

      I have also applied form 31 and I have not received any response yet. Can you please share me your mobile number or email id so that we can discuss on this and it will be helpful to me as you have already gone through the process.

      Thanks in advance,
      Venkat.

  31. HI My name is suraj my phone number 9899319459 my pf got rejected
    STATUS for Member ID: GNGGN10112030000000302

    Claim ID : GNGGN160400031023
    Status : Claim Form 10C for Withdrawal Benefit AGAINST Member Account No (GNGGN10112030000000302) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim.

    Claim ID : GNGGN160400031020
    Status : Claim Form 19 for PF Settlement AGAINST Member Account No (GNGGN10112030000000302) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim form.
    Reason of rejection: INCOMPLETE BANK DETAILS

    WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW????

  32. I applaid my pf april.18 but it rejected till now am not receving may pf form to me and my previous organization at so i went asked pf ofc he told me wait a 1 month to day onwards so 1mnth is over but am not receved pf. Details how cn i know the my pf details sir pls reply

  33. i received two messages from PF office:

    first message: PF Settlement Claim ID: PYKPR1604…………. Member Account no pyk….. has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch.

    Then after five minute, I also received one more message and it says:

    Claim form 19 for PF settlement for member account no PYKPR1604…………. received on 06.04.2016 and claim id 160400007857 is under process.

    which one I have to believe. Is it rejected or processing? please let me know. I am completely depending upon on my pf money now. I seriously need the PF amount.

    • I also got the same Reson like “Member Account no pyk….. has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch.” today only (13/5/16) but not yet received any other message, What is the current status of your Account?, Pls let me know..

  34. I left my oraganisation 1year back without serving my notice period and and don’t have my relieving letter as well because there was some full and final settlement issue. Now iam planning to apply for my pf. Can it be reason for my employer to reject my pf form.

  35. once the PF claim form got rejected wether do we have to submit a new form ? Reason for rejection is incorrect account number, do i need to correct and send the same form or a new one?

  36. hi sir i had applied pf but it was rejected i dont know why my pf no.00463700000118373
    in satus showing like this
    Claim was rejected on 24/02/2016 and sent to employer with request to resubmit the claim after rectifying the discrepancies the reason of rejection is the claim is not attested by employer.Please contact your employer.
    Is this possible to apply again or i have to wait for rejection form

  37. HI,

    I applied for online transfer of EPF.

    Below is the claim status:

    Current Status: Claim Form 13 for Transfer to New Account Number: AGAINST Old Member Account has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim.
    Reason of rejection: The reason of rejection is not available in database. You may please contact RO/SRO DELHI NORTH for further details

    The reason for rejection is not mentioned.

    What is the next possible action ?

  38. Hi, Below is the status update that I got in the website.

    “Current Status :Claim Form 13 for Transfer to New Account Number: AGAINST Old Member Account has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim.”

    – Please help me to understand the next step to be taken?
    – what is the address in the claim? – new employer address or old employer address?

  39. My claim was rejected …rejection letter with necessary correction has to be returned.but the letter hasn reached

    Nobody picks up the call as well.

    Hw do I track.

    • This is very difficult to contact them, if possible try to visit the PPF office to get clarification about EPF rejection. But generally it is very clearly mentioned in the letter.

  40. Sir, my DOB is wrongly updated in my previous company records and epfo records. If I want to withdraw my pf now, shall I apply for pf withdrawal with my prev. company directly? or do I need to apply for DOB change in the epfo records first, and then once the DOB change is done, then I need to apply for pf withdrawal ? Pls guide me in this regard sir?

  41. HI sir,

    I applied my pf jan19 but its got rejected but i dont know what is the rejection reason, Also i am not getting any rejection from pf office. please advice

    PF NO : TNMAS0053662/153

    Regards
    Deva

  42. Claim ID : CBCBE160100011915
    Status : Claim Form 10C for Withdrawal Benefit AGAINST Member Account No (CBCBE00563550000000006) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim.

    i need reason for rejection sir

  43. SIR I HAD SUBMITTED MY PF WITHDRAWAL FORM ON JAN6 2015
    MY PF ID TN /AMB/0065564/000/0001431 PLEASE CHECK MY STATUS SIR

  44. Dear sir,
    Is pan card copy is mandatory for pf withdrawl..?I have more than 5 years expereince….I resigned my job before 3 months

      • once the PF claim form got rejected wether do we have to submit a new form ? Reason for rejection is i have not attached my bank pass book copy

        • I think you got the rejection form form PF office only. You have to send it back to that address only. Please check the details and instruction on the rejection letter properly.

        • Hi Neethu,

          How much it take you to receive rejection letter.

          My transfer request is also get rejected and its been one month i hvnot receive rejection reason.

          • Hello, I want to know the reason on rejection to my EPF withdrawal. Please update

            Claim ID : MHBAN160400068072
            Status : Claim Form 10C for Withdrawal Benefit AGAINST Member Account No (MHBAN01269100000000414) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim.

            Claim ID : MHBAN160400068070
            Status : Claim Form 19 for PF Settlement AGAINST Member Account No (MHBAN01269100000000414) has been rejected. Rejection letter is under dispatch/ dispatched to address in your claim form.

            satendras273@gmail.com
            MO: 9594114349

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