The EPFO had in November last year extended time limit for Pensioners upto 28th February 2021 for submission of Jeevan Pramaan Patra which is expected to benefit 35 lakh EPFO pensioners. In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the vulnerability of elderly population to Corona Virus, EPFO has extended the time limit up to the above mentioned date for submission of Life Certificate (Jeevan Pramaan Patra-JPP) in respect of the Pensioners drawing pension under EPS 1995 and whose Life certificate is due in any month till February 28, 2021.
All such pensioners can submit Life Certificate till February 28, 2021. Multiple modes for submission of JPPs including 3.65 lakh Common Service Centres (CSCs), Branches of Pension Disbursing Banks 1.36 lakh post offices, Postal Network of 1.90 lakh Postmen and Grameen Dak Sevaks under the Department of Post can be availed by pensioners.
Pensioners can use link for locating the nearest CSCs (https://locator.csccloud.in/) and link for placing online request to Post Offices for submission of JPPs from comfort of their Home or elsewhere (http://ccc.cept.gov.in/covid/request.aspx).
The pensioners can submit their Life Certificate at pension disbursing bank branches or the nearest post offices in addition to the 135 regional offices and 117 district offices of the EPFO. The certificate can also be submitted at a nationwide network of over 3.65 lakh Common Services Centres (CSCs).
It is to be noted that the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) recently launched doorstep DLC service for pensioners to get their document submitted from the comfort of their home or elsewhere.