An EPF account holder can nominate someone from their family to get the proceeds of their PF account in case something uneventful has happened to the PF Member (account holder). EPF Act places some restrictions on who can be nominated for an EPF account.
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- People Eligible for Nomination
- People not Eligible for Nomination
- E-Nomination facility in the UAN portal
People Eligible for Nomination
As per the EPF act, only spouses, children, and parents can be nominated for an EPF account. You can also nominate adopted children and if there are 2 spouses, you can nominate both of them with some share percentage.
People not Eligible for Nomination
Friends, Relatives, Brothers, and Sisters are not eligible for the PF Nomination. ( This includes cousins, grandparents, nieces, and nephews). People who are not blood relatives are not eligible for the domination (This also includes Brothers and Sisters)
E-Nomination facility in the UAN portal
Previously the nomination could be done only physically whereas nowadays you can make use of the E-Nomination facility that is available in the UAN portal. Though E-Nomination is not mandatory, it’s good to do the E-Nomination as soon as possible and no last date has been set for filing of E-Nominations.
Suppose you think you have filed the E-Nomination by mistake, there is also a chance to correct or update the E-Nomination that has been filed in the UAN portal. EPFO also gives you the flexibility to allocate e-nomination share percentages for your spouse, children, and parents.