You can link your old PF account to your current UAN number by doing the PF transfer process on the UAN member portal website, for this you need either your old PF account number (or) previous UAN associated with that PF account.
Even the old PF account numbers will also have a UAN associated with them, but most employees don’t know that UAN. You can find that UAN by using the know your UAN option on the UAN member portal.
But if you have multiple UAN numbers then you have to transfer your PF amount from your old PF account to the new PF account, after the transfer process your old UAN will become deactivated.
What is an Inoperative PF Account
When you are not doing any job, then you can’t contribute to your PF account, then those PF accounts will be considered as “inoperative”
But there is no problem even though the PF accounts remain inoperative for several years, once you join a new job and continue the same UAN then that PF account will again become operative.
But you have to transfer your PF from your old PF account number to the new PF account number.
How to Link Old/Previous PF Account to Current UAN
PF transfer is the only process to link your old PF account to your current UAN number. Here is the step by step process:
Step 1: Go to the UAN member portal and login with your UAN and password.
Step 2: Now go online services in the menu bar and click on one member one EPF account (transfer request)
Step 3: Now a new page will open there choose attestation through previous employer or present employer (present employer is recommendable).
Step 4: After choosing the employer, now enter your old PF account number (or) old UAN and click on get details to see the previous employer details.
Step 5: Now click on get OTP and enter the OTP received your mobile number.
Once you verify the OTP then your PF transfer claim will be submitted and within 20 days your PF amount will be transferred to your new PF account, and at the same, your old PF account details will be saved in your current UAN.
You can check that in service history option under view of menu bar in the UAN member portal.
How Can I Get UAN for My Old PF Number
If you didn’t join in any new job then also you can find the UAN allotted to your PF account, here is the step by process to know your old UAN.
Step 1: Go to UAN member portal and click on know your UAN option.
Step 2: Now enter your mobile number and captcha and click on get OTP option.
Step 3: Enter the OTP and again type the captcha and verify the OTP.
Step 4: Now enter your name, DOB as per your PF records and choose the PF member ID option and enter your PF account number.
Step 5: Finally type the captcha and click on know my UAN, now your UAN number will be shown on the screen.