Check and Update Your EPFO Record Regularly

If you’re a salaried individual, ensuring the accuracy of your PF (Provident Fund) deductions is crucial. A small error in your KYC (Know Your Customer) details could lead to significant complications, potentially locking up your deposits worth lakhs.

EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organization) frequently highlights the importance of maintaining updated KYC details to facilitate smooth transactions, particularly concerning interest transfers to EPF accounts.

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Correcting Your EPFO Record

Ensuring the accuracy of your EPFO record is paramount to avoid withdrawal complications. Regularly review and update your details as necessary. If you spot an error, especially in critical details like your date of birth, prompt correction is essential.

Fortunately, EPFO offers an online platform for rectifying such discrepancies, enabling you to make corrections conveniently from home.

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Updating Date of Birth in EPF Record

To update your date of birth in your EPFO record, follow these steps:

For Differences Less Than 3 Years: If the variance in your date of birth is less than three years, submit your Aadhaar or e-Aadhaar on the EPFO Unified Member Portal.

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For Differences More Than 3 Years: If the discrepancy exceeds three years, additional documents are required along with Aadhaar or e-Aadhaar. Acceptable documents include:

1) High school or educational certificates

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2) Registrar Birth Certificate

3) Passport


4) Certificates from central or state government institutions

5) Government-issued documents like Driver’s License (DL) or ESIC card


6) Medical certificate from the civil surgeon

Once you’ve gathered the necessary documents, submit your request for correcting the date of birth online via the UAN portal of EPFO.

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Importance of Nomination

Nomination is a vital aspect of managing your Employees’ Provident Fund account. Designating a nominee ensures that in the event of any unfortunate incident, your nominated family member can claim the funds in your PF account.

It’s essential to understand that only a family member nominated by you can make claims on your behalf. Make sure to nominate someone to safeguard your interests effectively.

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