The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has caused an economical crunch across the globe. As countries fight the pandemic, it has become to spend funds according to the need of the day which revolves around providing essential services, medical help and security to people. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the financial crunch at an individual level is also being experienced across the globe.
various social media users were being vocal about how Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has prioritised COVID-19 claims. Subscribers of EPFO fun can withdraw up to 75% of their savings up to three months in the newly introduced scheme. The EPFO COVID-19 claims will be given the utmost priority and their claims will be processed under 72 hours.
The Employees' Provident Fund's official social media accounts have confirmed that COVID-19 related claims will be provided with utmost priority. In this new scheme introduced by EPFO, people can withdraw three months of dearness allowances on one go or withdraw 75% of their entire entitlement. A person can also apply for an amount they desire to withdraw under the COVID-19 relief scheme.
The official Twitter account of EPFO India had shared a tweet which stated that COVID-19 related claim will be given the utmost priority. The tweet also suggested that claims are being processed under 72 hours. Check out the official tweet below -
Application for EPF withdrawal claims (Form-31) under 'Outbreak of Pandemic ' - COVID-19' are being processed on priority by EPFO#IndiaFightsCorona #EPFO #CoronavirusOutbreak #SocialSecurity #StayHomeStaySafe pic.twitter.com/kfMO49McgX— EPFO (@socialepfo) April 9, 2020
As the news about EPFO taking COVID-19 claims on priority started doing rounds on the internet, a number of people started searching for the same on Google. This resulted in a surge of Google searches about EPFO and related topics. Check it out below -