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PF Balance Check – Check EPF Account Balance With Mobile Number, Missed Call, Without & With UAN Number

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The Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) acts as a saving tool. The employee and the employer contribute an equal amount towards savings that can be availed upon retirement or after switching jobs. The interest rate applicable to the EPF contributions is 8.1% for the period October 1st 2021 to December 31st 2022.

You can now check your EPF balance via SMS, by giving a missed call, the EPFO app/Umang app, and the EPFO Portal. By allowing employees to access the EPF balance, they can easily:

  •  Plan their expenses well
  • Avail a loan against their EPF balance
  • Check the status of their PF balance

For more information, read our articles on PF Claim StatusPF TransferEPF Withdrawal & EPF Payment.

Latest Update

The interest rate applicable to the EPF contributions is 8.1% for FY 2022-23.

PF Balance Check Using EPFO Portal

To check EPF balance, make sure that the employer has activated your Universal Account Number (UAN). UAN is a unique identification number provided for all employees enrolled under the EPF scheme. All employees should have only one UAN during their working life irrespective of the companies they change. UAN is important as the entire process related to the EPF services are now operated online. Thanks to UAN, accessing your PF account services, such as withdrawal, checking EPF balance, and EPF loan application is easy.

Once your UAN number is activated, follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to the EPFO portal. Go to the tab ‘Our Services’ and choose the option that says “For Employees” from the drop-down menu.

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

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

Step 4: Select the ‘Member ID’ and click on the ‘View Password [Old: Full]’ option.

Step 5: Your PF details will be displayed on the screen.

Step 6: You can print this passbook by clicking on the ‘Download Passbook’ option.

PF Balance Check by Sending an SMS

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

  1. Send an SMS to mobile number 7738299899.
  2. The message will be sent in the format ‘EPFOHO UAN ENG‘.

You’ll have to set your preferred language of communication in the SMS. Just use the first three characters of your preferred language to do so. If you wish to receive updates in English, use the first three characters of the word English, i.e. EPFOHO UAN ENG.

If you want to receive the message updates in Marathi, then type in EPFOHO UAN MAR. This facility is available in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Bengali.

PF Balance Check Through a 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:

  1. Give a missed call to 011-22901406 from your registered mobile number.
  2. After placing a missed call, you will receive an SMS with your PF details.

PF Balance Check Using the UMANG/EPFO App

Employees can check their EPF balance on their phones by downloading the Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance (UMANG) app. Aside from checking EPF balances, the app allows you to file and track claims. Members must complete a one-time registration using their UAN-registered cellphone number to access the app.

Let’s have a look at how you can use the UMANG app to view your EPF transactions:

  • Download the UMANG app from Google Play Store or App Store.
  • Select the “EPFO” option listed under ‘All Services’ tab.
  • Under ‘Employee Centric Service’, click on ‘ View Passbook’

Is e-Nomination Process for PF Account Mandatory?

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has not mandated fore-nomination for PF accounts. However, it is recommended to do an e-nomination for the PF account as it helps your nominees to take the EPF account after your death and secure your loved ones.

How to Submit an e-Nomination in EPFO?

  • Visit the UAN Member e-Sewa portal.
  • Enter the UAN number, password, captcha code and ‘Sign In’ button.
  • Now, select the ‘E-nomination’ option under the ‘Manage’ tab.
  • Click on ‘Yes’ to update the family declaration.
  • Now add the family member’s details in the e-nomination form by clicking on ‘Add Family Details’. More than one nominee can also be added.
  • Click on ‘Nomination Details’ to declare the total amount of share.
  • Next, click on ‘Save EPF Nomination’.
  • Lastly, click on ‘E-sign’ to generate OTP and submit the OTP received on the mobile number linked with Aadhaar.

The e-nomination process is now complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a UAN number linked to an operative PF Account. Now I have one old inoperative PF account, and my previous employer’s company dissolved. How can I withdraw or link it to my existing UAN?

PF transfer is the only process to link your old PF account to your current UAN number. Here is the step by step process:

  • Go to the UAN member portal and log in with your UAN and password.
  • Now go online services in the menu bar and click on one member one EPF account (transfer request).
  • Now a new page will open. Choose attestation through a previous employer or present employer (present employer is recommendable).
  • After choosing the employer, enter your old PF account number (or) old UAN and click on get details to see the previous employer details.
  • Now click on get OTP and enter the OTP received your mobile number.

Once you verify the OTP, your PF transfer claim will be submitted, and within 20 days, your PF amount will be transferred to your new PF account; at the same time, your old PF account details will be saved in your current UAN.

Will I be able to check my EPF account balance through an SMS facility?

You can also check your PF balance by sending an SMS to the mobile number 7738299899. Do note that you should register your mobile number and complete the KYC on the EPFO portal. While sending an SMS, you can choose the language for communication. For example, if you choose English, you can send a text SMS as EPFOHO UAN ENG to know your account balance.

For further reading and understanding, check out these articles

UAN (Universal Account Number)
How to Link Aadhaar with UAN and PF
What is EPFO

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