EPFO Superior Pension: To facilitate this process, an online service has been made available.
EPFO Superior Pension: Numerous representations have been received by EPFO from various quarters requesting an extension of time.
EPFO Superior Pension: Pension fund body EPFO has extended the date for submitting applications to opt for a higher pension. More than 12 lakh applications have been received so far. The online facility was only to remain available until May 3, 2023.
“EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organization) has made arrangements to obtain the pensioner/member option/joint option validation applications pursuant to the Supreme Court order of November 4, 2022,” the ministry said. Labor in a statement.
The EPFO has now extended the last date until June 26, 2023.
In order to provide a greater window of opportunity and in order to allow all eligible persons to submit their applications, the deadline for submitting applications would now be until June 26, 2023, according to a press release.
To facilitate this process, an online facility has been made available.
Why did EPFO extend the last date for a higher pension?
Numerous representations have been received by EPFO from various quarters requesting an extension of time.
The matter was reviewed and it was decided that in order to provide a greater window of opportunity and to enable all eligible persons to submit their applications, the deadline for submitting applications would be extended.
Also, the time frame is extended to facilitate and provide many opportunities for retirees/members to alleviate any difficulty faced by them.
This decision was taken after sympathetically considering the various requests received from employees, employers and their associations, he said.
How to apply for EPFO higher pension online?
Here is the step-by-step guide to claiming a higher pension:
Step 1: Visit the e-Sewa Member Portal
2nd step: Click on the link ‘Pension on Higher Salary: Exercise of Joint Option under para 11(3) and para 11(4) of EPS-1995 on or before June 26, 2023’
Step 3: Select “joint options request form”
Step 4: A new page will open. Fill the details like UAN, name, date of birth, Aadhaar number, mobile number related to Aadhaar and enter the captcha correctly.
Step 5: After filling the form, there will be an option to ‘Get OTP’, which will be received on a mobile number linked to Aadhaar.
According to the EPFO instruction, “The…information entered must be in accordance with the member’s EPFO UAN records. The member’s Aadhaar number, name and date of birth must be available in the records of the EPFO. EPFO. Member must have a valid mobile phone number linked to Aadhaar as per UIDAI records.”
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