PF Transferred but Pension Fund Not Transferred Why?

While transferring your PF to a new PF account your pension amount will also transfer but that amount will not be visible in your new PF passbook, and you can withdraw that pension amount without any problem.

Why Pension Contribution is Not Transferred in EPF?

The purpose of EPF pension is to give security to the EPF member after retirement, so when you transfer your PF amount then your new PF passbook will not show the transferred pension contribution. But still the pension fund transfers.

If your total service is below 10 yrs then you can withdraw that amount after leaving your job. If your service reaches above 10 yrs then you will get a monthly pension amount after 58 yrs of your age.

Note: In PF, 9 years 6 months service will also be considered as 10 years. So even if you work for 9 years 6 months, still it will be considered as 10 years.

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.

Also read: PF claim settled but money not credited

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

How to check service period in UAN portal

Once you click on service history then your service history associated with various PF accounts linked to that UAN number will appear.

How to check service history in UAN portal

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.

129 thoughts on “PF Transferred but Pension Fund Not Transferred Why?”

  1. I am 50+ and After i resigned from previous employer I fully withdrawn my EPF amount and my 10+ years EPS service is still held with previous employer member account.

    After 1+ years i got job & working since 2 years but even after sevral attempts my EPS service is not getting transfered to my new employer EPF Member Id.

    My present & present employers & previous PF account office all advised me to submit form 10C ONLINE to get SCHEME CERTIFICATE

    When i am trying to submit on UAN Portal by following path:
    UAN Login >Online Service > Claim-Selected (Form-31, 19, 10C & 10D) >Entered bank account number> selected “I want Apply for” = but there is only PF advance option is available and no option shown to select for “Form 10C scheme certificate”


    Can you guide me please

  2. My new company wrongly assign me a new UAN no. I had merge both UAN numbers but still Pension amount of Old Company (approx. 6.5 years of job) not transfer in New UAN no.
    plz suggest what to do.

  3. While my PF amounts got transferred to next organisation , i changed companies twice, the service history shows only current job ( 8 yrs ) and earlier 13+ 3 years service records with earlier two companies are not reflecting. Grievance cell asked me to fill form 13 and send to my previous companies, which I did , but they are not sure what to do with that.

    I am waiting to apply for pension as am 58 now.

    Pl can you guide ? Can I send the forms to respective RPO EPF Offices myself ??


    • They should submit those transfer forms to their respective EPF offices, it can be done by either the company or yourself.
      But make sure the company’s stamp and signature are present on the transfer form 13.
      If they are not supporting, you can process the PF transfer process through your last employer, it will be the easy process, in case there is no mistakes in your previous PF account details.
      (You can also try online PF transfer, before going for offline process).

  4. Hi,

    Last Month i applied to transfer my previous job PF amount to current job [current ID].
    my pf amount with interest got transferred to my current id but, the pension amount is still reflecting under my previous ID. Both companies follow the guidelines of PF and pension schemes.

    For Example:
    Closing Balance as on 31/3/24 after Transfer to new ID:-
    Employee Share : Nil
    Employer Share : Nil
    Pension Share : 100

    Can someone guide me on If & what action i need to take to ensure the pension amount of 100 from previous job is secured and the conditions under which i can get them?


  5. I was working in firm which is permitted by epf to manage their employee PF ( Trust)
    Recently I have switch over to some other firm , where PF is being managed by HR with coordination of EPFO
    I applied for transfer of my PF , but they have transferred only PF not EPS , I thing being a trust they should transfer EPS also
    What is your opinion


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