Certificate A/B/C/D/E/F not Enclosed / Signed Meaning in PF Withdrawal

This is a rare error that EPF members are getting nowadays when their EPF advance withdrawal claim gets rejected. If you have submitted PF advance withdrawal form 31 then you need to submit certificate A/B/C/D/E/F depending upon the reason for PF advance withdrawal. The signature of the employer with an office seal is required. Here are the details of the required form for each PF loan reason.

Note: If you are withdrawing PF advance online at the UAN member portal or if you are using EPF composite claim forms like Aadhar or Non-Aadhar, then you don’t need to submit any of this forms.

Certificate ADuring closure or lockout of factory
Certificate BNot receiving wages for 2 months
Certificate CIllness of member of the family member
Certificate DProperty damage due to natural calamities like floods, earthquakes, and riots.
Certificate ENo work due to power cut
Certificate FPurchasing equipment for physically handicapped persons

So if your claim is rejected due to the message that certificate a b c d e f not enclosed signed pdf then download the above forms and take your employer signature against the reason of PF withdrawal and submit it to your regional EPF office.

7 thoughts on “Certificate A/B/C/D/E/F not Enclosed / Signed Meaning in PF Withdrawal”

  1. Hi,

    I have resigned from my job 2 years back and left country for higher studies, i have applied for PF transfer (Form 19) and it was rejected with reason ” Your Claim has been rejected due to : 1) SUBMIT FORM 13 EFFECT TRANSFER FROM ******** TO PRESENT ACCOUNT AFTER MAKING FINAL SE 2) CERTIFICATE A/B/C/D/E/F NOT ENCLOSED / SIGNED ”
    I don’t understand, it was my 1st job and worked there for about 11 months and now working since then.
    and one more question, my employer is not updating my DOJ EPS even after hundreds or requests and mail. that’s the reason i cannot apply to withdraw my full PF and Pension amount. so i had to apply for PF transfer (Form 13 only). What can be done in that case?

    Thanks in Adavance!

  2. Dear Sir,

    there is change in director of the company and we want to update the changes in epfo so what documents should be attached after updating in form 5a ?

    kindly guide.

    Thanks & Regards

  3. Hi,

    Useful information.
    But I have a question. Recently I applied for PF withdrawal (Form 19) which was rejected with reason “certificate a/b/c/d/e/f not enclosed / signed”.
    In such case what should I do?

    Kindly suggest

    • Hi Anjani,

      Same here. I was reading online so many people telling Certificate a/b/c/d/e/f not needed when you apply for form 19 full settlement. Even there is no option to upload this document online. Did you get any information on it?


      • Hi Om, same issue for me as well, I have applied for pf last month and after 20 days they simply rejected my claim by stating abcd certificate not enclosed where as on EPFO website there is no such option to enclose certificate. I will request you to please drop a email or message me once you get any information about this. I was searching for this answer from last 1 month
        Even my employer also do know what is happening. Worst part is my EPFO office is in Bangalore and I am living in Mumbai so visiting of office is very difficult for me. Your reply will be highly appreciated. sunilpatekar1984@gmail.com


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