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PF Balance Check – Ways to Check EPF Account Balance – With Mobile Number or UAN, Without UAN Number

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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 interest rate applicable to the EPF contributions is 8.5% for FY 2020-21.

You can now check your EPF balance via SMS, by giving a missed call, via the EPFO app/Umang app, and the EPFO Portal/Umang App. 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

Union Budget 2021 Outcome
In case the employee’s PF contribution was deducted but not deposited by the employer, it will not be allowed as a deduction for the employer.

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, just follow these steps:

Step 1: Log on 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 the option “Services.”

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

EPF Login

Once you log in, you can access your EPF account.

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 is to 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 providing you with your PF details.

PF Balance Check using the Umang/EPFO app

To check your PF balance, make sure that the employer has activated your UAN number. You can also check your PF balance by downloading the “m-Sewa app of EPFO” from the Google Play Store.

  1. Once the app is downloaded, click on ‘Member’ and then go to ‘Balance/Passbook’.
  2. Afterwards, enter your UAN and registered mobile number. The system will verify your mobile number against your UAN. If all the details are verified, you can view your updated EPF balance details. In case of a mismatch,  it will display an error.

Recently, the Electronics and IT Ministry has launched an app called “Umang.” Umang is a single platform that includes different government services, such as 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” to access your PF account details. The app can be downloaded from Google Play Store.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I check the balance in my EPF account?
  1. Visit the website for members login.
  2. Enter your UAN and password.
  3. After logging in, you can view and download your EPF account statement.
How do I check my EPF account balance using a mobile app?
  1. You can download and instal the UMANG app from the play store
  2. You can also download the UMANG mobile app by giving a missed call to 97183917183.
  3. Select the EPFO option on the app and click on the ‘Employee Centric Service’ option.
  4. Enter your UAN and proceed further with the OTP received on your registered mobile number.
  5. You can check your EPF balance under ‘view passbook’.
Can I check my EPF account balance by giving a missed call?
  • You should be a member of the EPFO with a UAN and also register your mobile number.
  • You can then check your EPF account balance by giving a missed call to 011-22901406 from your registered mobile number.
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, in the case 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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