Circular regarding admissibility of assurance benefits payable in lieu of EDLI Scheme, 1976(dated-18.10.2022)-EPFOView Pdf
Circular regarding admissibility of assurance benefits payable in lieu of EDLI Scheme, 1976(dated-18.10.2022)-EPFO.
- Complaints have been received that even where an employee has died while in service, some officers are rejecting the claims saying that the contribution was not received during the previous few days and therefore the EDLI benefits are not payable on account of such NCP days.
- It is also to be noted that when the member dies after leaving employment he/she ceased to be an “employee” as defined in Section2 (f) read in conjunction with Section 6C (1) of the Act in an establishment covered under the Act the Condition for release of EDLI benefits ceases to be in operation and the benefits would not be admissible.
- Accordingly, all ZO/ROs are advised to settle the claims strictly in accordance with scheme provisions. Due verification shall be done but it should be done within 7 days and the family members should not be harassed. In cases where employer states that the member is on the muster rolls and the EO says otherwise, the reason why the employer version is not acceptable to us should be clearly listed our and examined at office.
- Zonal and regional offices are requested to ensure that the persons entitled to receive EDLI benefits are not deprived of their rightful claims, refer attachment for further details.