Settlement of Death case claims within 7 days by EPFO
EPFO issued circular vide No.CSD/AG/2017/8352 27th September 2018 regarding Settlement of Death case claims within 7 days and details as follows.
This is bring to your notice on circular no. CSD-I/CPGRAMS/Progati e-Samiksha/2016/12866 dated 31.10.2016 wherein given direction that all death case claims submitted by spouse/nominee/legal heir of EPF member he invariably settled within a period of 7 days from date of submission of claim form in concerned field office where the deceased members accounts are being maintained,
In case of pension claims, where PPO is to be issued from offices other than where the account of deceased member is being maintained, the total period taken for settlement of such claims should also not exceed 7 days_ It will be joint responsibility of OlCs of both the concerned offices to issue PPO within 7 days.
3. Further. it has been recently observe that there is delay, in settlement of claims in death cases winch has to be settled within 7 days. CPFC has expressed annoyance in death case which has not settled within 2 years.
4. Therefore, RPFCs/OIC are again directed to regularly monitor the death cases in your office on day to day basis and ensure that death claim should not remain pending beyond 7 days.
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