how to check pf balance on epfo – EPF balance check

pf balance check

Nowadays you can easily your Pf balance check via SMS, by giving a missed call, via the EPFO app, and the EPFO website. It will help employee plan their expenses well, the employee can see avail a loan against their EPF balance also check the status of their PF balance.

Employee Provident Fund (EPF) acts as a saving tool for the employees. The employee and the employer contribute an equal amount towards savings that can be availed upon retirement or after switching jobs.

The Government of India will pay the employer and employee contribution to EPF account of employees for another three months from June to August 2020.

The Government of India will pay the employer and employee contribution to EPF account of employees for another three months from June to August 2020.

The contribution to EPF is reduced to 10% from 12% for non-government organisations.

Recently, the Electronics and IT Ministry has launched an app called “Umang.” Umang helps merges different government services like Aadhaar, gas booking, crop insurance, NPS, and EPF.

You can also use this app to check your EPF details. Upon installation, you can find the EPFO option from the app’s homepage under the head “Employee Centric Services” option and access your EPF account details. The app can be downloaded from Google Play Store. 

A. EPFO Website

For a check EPF balance, make sure that the employer has activated your Universal Account Number (UAN).

Universal Account Number or UAN  is unique for all the employees enrolled under the EPF scheme. A UAN number is allotted by the Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO).

All employees should have only one UAN during their working life irrespective of the companies they change.

Read more: Universal Account Number (UAN) – UAN login

Once your UAN number is activated, just follow these steps:

Step 1: Log on to the EPFO website. Go to the tab ‘Our Services’ and choose the option that says “for employees” from the drop-down menu.

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Step 2: Now, click on the option ‘Member passbook’ under the option “Services.”

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Step 3: A login page will appear. Enter your UAN number and password here after it has been activated.

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After logging in, you can access your EPF account.

 

 

B. Sending an SMS

It is essential to integrate your UAN number with your KYC details, i.e. Aadhar or PAN or bank account details. Only then can you be eligible to access your EPF balance via SMS. Once the UAN number is integrated with your KYC details, follow these steps:

Step 1: Send an SMS to mobile number 7738299899.

Step 2: You need to send the message as EPFOHO UAN ENG

You’ll need to set your preferred language of communication. You can do that by using the first three characters of your preferred language.

If you wish to receive updates in English, use the first three characters of the word English like EPFOHO UAN ENG – where ENG stands for English.

Or you wish to receive updates in Hindi, use the first three characters of the word Hindi like EPFOHO UAN HIN – where HIN stands for Hindi.

If you want to receive the message updates in Marathi, then type in EPFOHO UAN MAR – where MAR stands for Marathi.

This facility is available in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Bengali.

 

C. From Missed Call

You can inquire about your EPF balance by giving a missed call to the authorised phone from your registered mobile number.

This service is only available upon the integration of your UAN with your KYC details. If you are unable to do this, you can take the help of your employer.

Once the UAN is integrated with your KYC details, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Give a missed call to 011-22901406 from your registered mobile number.

Step 2: After placing a missed call, you will receive an SMS providing you with your PF details.

 

D. EPFO APP

To check your EPF balance, make sure that the employer has activated your UAN number.

You can also check your EPF balance by downloading the “m-Sewa app of EPFO” from the Google Play Store.

Step 1: Application is downloaded, click on ‘Member’ and then go to ‘Balance/Passbook’.

Step 2: Afterwards, enter your UAN and registered mobile number.

The system will verify your mobile number against your UAN. If all the details check out, you can view your updated EPF balance details. In case of a mismatch,  it will display an error.

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