Retirement body, namely the EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organization), a social security setup managed by the Indian government that manages EPF or employee provident fund. In current times, EPFO has made it simpler for EPFO members to avail accessibility to their PF (provident fund) linked information.
Now the EPFO subscribers are not needed to wait for employers to share the EPF statement towards the end of the FY or financial year to know their EPF balance. The account holders can simply check their EPF balance through the online mode at any time. Here are some of the major ways used by the EPFO members to do the same:
Major ways to check up the EPF balance
SMS mode: In case you have integrated your UAN with your KYC, you can easily send a text message to avail your PF details regarding your balance. Type in the text in the form: EPFOHO UAN ENG. The last 3 letters here decide the preferred language, which you can change as per your requirement. For instance, HIN is for Hindi, and TAM is for Tamil, and MAR is for the Marathi language. Send across the SMS on the phone number 7738299899 to get the PF balance details.
Missed call mode: In case your UAN is integrated along with the KYC details, then you can avail your EPF details by giving a missed call to your prescribed toll-free number. For this, you need to give a missed call on the number 011-22901406. After the call, one will get an SMS that will have all the PF details.
Umang application mode: Open the Unified Mobile Application for new-age Governance (UMANG) app and click on the EPFO. Members will get directed to the page that shows the employee-centric services. Click on the employee-centric services, which will easily direct the users to the webpage. Once on the page, click on the view passbook option and then enter the UAN & OTP, which users will get on their registered phone number. After this, the user can check his/her EPF balance.
EPFO portal mode: You can also check out the PF or provident fund account balance via the EPFO’s official site:
- Log on the UAN member portal: https://www.epfindia.gov.in/
- Go on to the ‘Our Service’, browse & click on the ‘For Employees’ section.
- You will get redirected to the new webpage, i.e. passbook.epfindia.gov.in/MemberPassBook/Login
- Note that the EPFO member can simply access the EPF passbook if the UAN is activated by their employer.
Ways to check out the EPF balance without the UAN member portal:
Step no. 1: Log onto the EPF home page – epfindia.gov.in
Step no. 2: Click on the ‘click here to know about your EPF balance’
Step no. 3: You will get redirected to the epfo-services.in/epfo/. Visit the ‘Member balance info’.
Step no. 4: Choose the state and then click on the EPFO office link.
Step no. 5: Place in your PF number, name and then your registered phone number.
Step no. 6: Click on the ‘submit’ button, and then your pf balance will be displayed.
To check out your PF balance, you require activating your UAN member portal. You will receive the login password on your mobile number. Remember that the subscribers can check out their PF balance after 6 hours of UAN activation.
EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organization) has made a lot of changes in current times to make it simpler for the members to access their PF account easily. Now, the EPFO subscribers might not wait for long for their employers to share their statement linked with EPF towards the end of the financial year. Now all EPF account holders can simply check their EPF balance online anytime. As per the current changes performed by the EPFO, the EPFO members can simply check their PF balance online in the above 4 listed ways: by logging into their Umang app, sending the SMS to the 7738299899, using the EPFO portal or by giving a missed call on the number 011 22901406.
FAQs (Frequently asked questions)
How to check the EPF account balance?
- Visit the UAN member portal to login
- Enter in your password and UAN
- After this, log in to view as well as download the EPF account statement
How to check the EPF account balance by using the mobile application?
- For this, you can download and then install the UMANG application from the google play store.
- You can even download the UMANG mobile application just by giving a missed call at the number 97183917183.
- Choose the EPFO option available on the application and then go to the option ‘Employee centric service’.
- Enter in your UAN and then proceed further through the received OTP on your registered number.
- You can even check out the EPF balance under the option ‘view passbook’.
Can EPF account balance be checked by giving a missed call?
For this, you must be an EPFO member with the UAN and have your mobile number registered. The balance of the EPF account can be checked by giving a missed call from your registered phone number to 011 22901406.
How can I check out my EPF account balance via the SMS facility?
You can even check out your EPF balance by sending an SMS to the number 7738299899. Remember that you must register your mobile number and then complete the full KYC on the UAN member portal. When sending the SMS, you must select the communication language. For instance, in case you select English, you must send the SMS – EPFOHO UAN ENG for knowing your account balance.
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To check out your EPF balance, ensure that your employer has activated your UAN. UAN refers to the unique identification number, which is provided for all the employees who are enrolled under the EPF scheme. All the employees must have just one UAN in the course of their working life regardless of the number of organizations they change. UAN is crucial as the whole procedure linked with the EPF services now is operated online.