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EPF balance: 4 Ways to Check your Provident Fund Balance Status

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    Nowadays it is very easy and hassles free process to check one's EPF balance.

    Read |How to Check your EPF Balance through SMS

    Without filling any forms and visiting the EPF office, now you can check the balance in your EPF account anywhere and at any time. It will not take more than 5 minutes to check your EPF balance using any one of these four methods: EPFO portal, app, SMS, or by giving a missed call.

    Employee Provident Fund (EPF) is an integral source of an employee's savings. It is more important for an employee to get the timely receipt of requisite information about his EPF balance which helps him/her in planning for any major expenses either by withdrawing from EPF or by availing a loan against the EPF balance. At the same time, if employees get quick access to the EPF account balance then they will keep updated with the increment in their PF account balance from time to time.

    You can check your EPF balance account in the following four ways:

    1. Using EPFO Portal
    2. By Sending an SMS
    3. By giving a Missed Call
    4. By using the EPFO app

    Here are four ways you can check your provident fund balance.

    1. Using EPFO Portal:

    Prerequisite - Before checking the EPF balance, ensure that your UAN has been activated by the employer or not. UAN stands for Universal Account Number to be allotted by EPFO. The UAN will act as an umbrella for the multiple Member Ids allotted to an individual by different establishments. All employees should have only one unique UAN Number irrespective of the number of companies they change. Once UAN is activated, then follow the below steps:

    Step:1: Open the Official EPFO portal. Click on the tab 'Our Services' and choose "for employees" option from the drop-down list.

    4 Ways to Check your Provident Fund Balance Status

    Step 2: Now click on the option 'Member passbook' under the option "Services"

    4 Ways to Check your Provident Fund Balance Status

    Step 3: Once you click on "Member passbook" option following Login page will appear. Here you need to enter your UAN number and password after it has been activated.

    After logging in, you can access your EPF account.

    4 Ways to Check your Provident Fund Balance Status

    2. By Sending an SMS

    Prerequisite - In order to check the EPF balance through SMS facility, then you need to make sure that your UAN number is integrated with your KYC details such as bank account, Aadhaar or PAN. If not, do it yourself or else take help from the employer before checking EPF balance by SMS.

    Once you linked UAN number with KYC details, you have to follow the below steps:

    Step 1: Send an SMS to mobile number 7738299899.

    Step 2: You need to send the message as EPFOHO UAN ENG to the above-mentioned number. Here the preferred language is English, so ENG is mentioned [ENG - First three characters of the prefered language]. And if you want to receive the message in Hindi, then type in EPFOHO UAN HIN. Similarly based on your preference, you can receive messages in different languages including English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Bengali.

    3. By giving a Missed Call:

    Prerequisite - If you want to check PF balance through missed call service then you need to make sure that your UAN number is integrated with your KYC details such as bank account, Aadhaar or PAN. If not, do it yourself or else take help from the employer before checking EPF balance by SMS.

    Read | How to Check your EPF Balance through Missed Call

    Once you linked UAN number with KYC details, you have to follow the below steps:

    1. From your registered mobile number give a missed call to 011-22901406
    2. Soon after you give the missed call you will receive the SMS providing your PF details

    4. By using the EPFO app:

    Prerequisite - Before finding out your EPF balance by EPFO app, ensure that UAN number has been activated by the employer.

    Once it is activated, download the "m-sewa app of EPFO" from google play store to check EPF balance.

    1. If you downloaded the app then you need to click on 'Member' and then on 'Balance/Passbook'.

    2. Afterwards, you need to enter your registered mobile number and UAN. Once you entered then the system will verify the mobile number against your UAN and will throw an error if it does not match. And if gets matched, you can view your updated EPF balance details.

    Read | How to Transfer PF (Provident Fund) Online to Another Account - Step-By-Step Guide

    In addition to the above steps, you can check your EPF balance through an app called "Umang" launched by Electronics and IT Ministry that includes various government services like Aadhaar, gas booking, crop insurance, NPS and EPF. After you downloaded the app from Google play store then open the app page and click on EPFO option under "Employee Centric Services", to check EPF balance.

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