As per PF rules when you transfer your PF amount from one account to another account then, only your PF amount will transfer but your pension amount will not transfer. Instead of the amount transfer, your service period will be carried forward, it will be useful to you when you retire after 58 yrs of your age.
The total service period will be used to calculate your monthly pension after 58 yrs, but in order to become eligible for a monthly pension, you need to contribute at least 10 yrs to EPF account.
Pension Calculation Formula: (Average Basic Salary + DA) X No of Years Of Service) /70
What is The Pension Fund in PF Passbook
Like an employee, every employer will also contribute 12% of employee 7basic salary to the PF account of the employee. But in which only 3.6% will go to the PF account of the employee and the remaining 8.33% will be deposited to the pension account of the employee. This will be considered as a pension fund of the employee.
EPF members can withdraw this before 10yrs of service, after 10 yrs they can’t able to withdraw it. Either they have to wait until 58yrs of age or they can get a scheme certificate.
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How Can I Know that My Pension Service Period Transferred or Not
EPF members can check their service history easily at the UAN member portal. For that log in to UAN member portal in menu bar go to view option, and click on service history
Once you click on service history then your service history associated with various PF accounts linked to that UAN number will appear.
Can I Withdraw or Transfer My Pension, Which is Best?
The primary aim of EPF is to support the employees after their retirement, especially pension is the major support to the private employees when they become old. So it is always better to transfer your pension amount whenever you change your job.
Still, you have an option to withdraw your PF amount whenever you need it, like in the form of PF advance or complete PF withdrawal after leaving the job. So don’t touch your pension amount until you complete 58 years and use the benefit of EPS monthly pension after your retirement.
Will I Get Pension Really After Retirement
Yes, without any doubt you will get your monthly pension after retirement, for that, you need to submit form 10D to your PF office either offline or online. Some employees withdraw their pension because of fear of doubt about the monthly pension.
But you don’t need to have any such kind of doubts because EPFO is very genuine in settling claims and it is under the control of the central government, so you don’t need to worry about it.
What Happens to Pension Amount If Employee Dies Before 58 Years
Unfortunately, if the employee dies before 58 years then the nominees / legal heirs will get that monthly pension for that they need to submit form 20 and form 10D to their regional EPF office.
Every EPF member who is contributing to EPF will also become eligible for EDLI (Employee Deposit Linked Insurance) Scheme. Under this scheme also nominees will get some amount, for that they need to submit form 5IF.