How To Claim Gratuity After Resignation

Have you completed 5  years of service in your organization and are you in a plan to leave your organization then you can claim your gratuity amount. Here you can know complete details on how to claim gratuity after resignation. Claiming gratuity amount is a simple process and it doesn’t involve any external organizations, your employer is responsible for paying gratuity to you after resignation or retirement.

Every employee who works for 5 years or more than 5 years in an organization then he will get a gratuity amount. Gratuity helps the employees whenever they leave their organizations and it is one of the best retirement benefits for the employees. As per gratuity act 1972, every employer who employs 10 or more than 10 employees should need to pay gratuity to their employees.

How To Claim Gratuity After Resignation

Employees can claim their gratuity amount by using a form called gratuity claim form I.

On gratuity form I write all the required information such as the full name of the claimant, address of the claimant, the department in which you worked, employee id number, date of appointment, the cause of termination, total service period, last drawn salary. After filling the form sign the gratuity claim form.

how to fill gratuity form I and gratuity form I sample

Here is a sample of gratuity claim form I which will help you on how to fill gratuity claim form I.

After filling gratuity form I submit a bank passbook copy or canceled cheque along with it. Once you submit all the required details and documents then within 15-30 days you employer will credit your gratuity amount into your bank account.

How to Check Gratuity Claim Status

Like EPF it is not possible to check your gratuity status, because gratuity amount is not paid by the external organizations, it will be paid your employer. So if you want to know the status of your gratuity claim then contact your HR department or financial department they can only tell you the exact status of your gratuity amount.

FAQs on Gratuity Withdrawal

How much time will it take to get a Gratuity amount?

It depends on your employer, in general employees will credit the gratuity amount of employees into their bank account in 15-30 days from the date of claim.

How much gratuity I will get?

You can calculate your gratuity amount by using the formula (basic salary / 26) x 15 x No of Years of Service

Can I claim gratuity below 5 years of service?

Under section 4 of payment of gratuity act 1972, continuous service of 5 years is not necessary when the termination of the employment is due to the death or disablement of the employee.

What are the required documents to claim gratuity amount?

To claim gratuity amount employee should submit gratuity claim form I, aadhar card copy, bank passbook or canceled cheque.

Who will receive gratuity in case of the death of the employee?

In case of the death of the employee, gratuity will be paid to the nominees of the employee, if no nominees are registered then the legal heirs of the employee will get gratuity amount. If legal heirs are minors then the gratuity will be paid to the controlling authority who is taking care of the minor heirs.

29 thoughts on “How To Claim Gratuity After Resignation”

  1. Hello,

    I was working in a private company for more than 10 years. Due to some personal issues I resigned my job properly and moved abroad. It’s been more than 1 year since I resigned. Can I apply for gratuity now? Please let me know, am I eligible to apply.

    Thanks in advance

  2. hi , i was a worker for 9 years and 10 months in a pvt NGO as a contract employee . my contract was renewed every year up to 10 years .there was no break in service , continous service for the above said period . please suggest am i eligible for gratuity

  3. Hi – I worked for a company named Brickwork India Pvt LTD for 11.8 years. I resigned from the company on 27th May 2022. It has been more than a month, I have not been paid my gratuity yet. I have tried to contact the CFO via email & over the phone they are ignoring my call. Can you please advise on what steps I can take to ensure I get my gratuity?

  4. Hai Sir,

    I have worked for a private ltd. firm for 15 years. I left the job in the year 2018 feb’.
    allmost 4 years completed.

    can i elgible for Gratuity.



  5. I resigned from Combatant vehicle research and development establishment (CVRDE )Avadi Chennai under DRDO Central Government . I complete 8 year and 11 month. I resigned o n October 1981. I claim my gratuity after 40 years because of unawareness of the gratuity rules.
    I am eligible to claim my gratuity amount in the year of 2022.

    Kindly give me a reply.
    Thanks and best regards.
    Issac Jacob

  6. I joined a Pvt company 30 Dec 2016 and relived on 12 Sept 2021,
    Asked to HR want to apply for Gratuity so they replied you’re not eligible for that but as per new law I completed 4 years 252 Days,
    I joined other organizations that HR told you’re eligible for that,
    Here what I can do to get my Gratuity

  7. Hi,
    I want to know i was worked in origination 4 years 350 day’s only 15 days before I gave resignation due to my personal issues, so pls suggest, m I eligible for gratuities, thanks

    • I feel you are eligible for the gratuity since you have covered 4years and crosses sixth month which is the basis criteria for claiming gratuity.
      Fill up the schedule form and send it through mail to your HR department.

  8. Good day I’m work for 2years and 6months from working house maid my salary is 1500 howmuch I can get. And now I’m already finish contract my employer still not give my gratuity.I hope you can help me

  9. Hello sir ,
    I was working in private company since a last 8 year , i have resign , but company is not giving my full and final settlement kindly request to you please suggest me how to withdrawal my gratuity .

    • If they are not settling your full and final settlement without any proper reason, then register a complaint at your nearest labour welfare office.

  10. Ihave worked in a private company for almost twelve years and now the company is shut down. so can i get my gratuity????

  11. I have worked for a private hospital in Mira road from 1st september 2012 to 7th December 2019. Almost 8 years. Can I get gratuity from my boss. What’s the procedure.
    Is it compulsory that every employee gets gratuity. Please help.

  12. i have resign in company almost 4 month before, but still not provide me gratuity amount.
    so kindly suggest what next step for company ,and how get my gratuity amount.

    • Have you submitted the gratuity withdrawal form to your company? if not then please submit it along with a bank cancelled cheque or bank passbook copy.
      Still, if they don’t credit your gratuity amount then complain about them at your labour welfare office.

    • I’m also facing same issue, when i checked with HR, they told me that it will be paid through LIC and takes maximum 6 months

  13. Respected Sir,
    I have worked in a college for 17 years and 8 months.I have resigned on 1st May 207. we are given gross salary which is not having anything like basic. My Gross salary at the time of resignation is Rs 23,150/- . What is my gratuity amount to be claimed.

    Thanking you


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