What is Cessation (Short Service) in EPF

Cessation means short service, whenever an employee leaves his job due to resignation or absconding then he can select this option to update date of exit (DOE) in the EPF portal. Cessation is the widely used option to update the date of exit reason in EPF.

Once the date of exit is updated with the reason of Cessation (Short Service) then EPF members can withdraw their full PF amount after 2 months from the date of exit.

What is Duration of Cessation (Short Service) in PF

There is no duration limit to update exit reasons with the reason cessation or short service. Even the employee works for one day still he can update his date of exit with a reason for cessation.

But if the total service of the emmployee is below 6 months then he can withdraw only PF amount not pension amount. To withdraw pension amount employees must have minimum 6 months service.

Is Cessation and Termination are Same

As per meaning they are not same, but still when an employer terminates an employee then they can use this option to update their date of exit.

Except in case of retirement or supernnuation or permanent disablement or death employee in remaining cases the reason of exit should be cessation (short service)

How to withdraw PF After Cessation

After 2 months from the date of exit the EPF members can withdraw their PF amount online at UAN member portal.

To withdraw their PF amount they need to submit a form called form 19 and to withdraw their pension contributions they need to submit a form called form 10C.

After submitting these forms online at UAN member portal they will get their PF amount into their bank account with in 20 days.

8 thoughts on “What is Cessation (Short Service) in EPF”

  1. Hi I want to know about tds in my case I was working from jan 2017 to 2020 march in my case tds will deduct or not because I have claimed without 15g because my salary and pf total amount 5 lacs and something so I was confused regarding 15 g please reply

    • When an employee resigns or absconds in both cases the employer will update the reason for exit as cessation.
      I think it is not a problem.

    • During the lockdown interstate transportation has been stopped so I couldn’t able to go to job ,but company without in they sent a mail to put resignation so I have resigned sir ,

  2. I have been made to resign due to ill health, in March 2019. But my employer has entered “CESSATION (SHORT SERVICE) – Any Other Reason” as the reason for my exit. I’ve worked in this company for April 2015 to March 2019 (4 years). I am still jobless. I have applied for my PF claim online with form 15G and PAN. Will there be a TDS on my PF claim. Please let me know

  3. मेरी नोकरी न तो छूटी है ओर न ही मैने कोई त्याग पत्र लिखकर दिया मेरा कॉन्ट्रेक्ट ही खत्म हो गया था दुबारा रिन्यू नहीं हुआ 30/06/2019 तक मैने नोकरी की उस के बाद कोइ फण्ड नहीं जमा हुआ ओर अब उसी कम्पनी मैं मेरा कॉन्ट्रेक्ट होने वाला है कांट्रेक्ट होने से पहले मैं अपने फण्ड के सभी रुपये निकाल सकता हूं या नहीं इसमें नोकरी छोड़ने का कारण क्या भारू


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