Want to check the EPF balance? Here are five ways to do it
New Delhi: If you hold an account with EPFO, you can easily check your EPF account balance and statement without having to visit EPFO offices.
Contributions made to provident fund accounts are eligible for a deduction from taxable income under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act. The interest rates on these provident fund accounts are reviewed periodically by the government. EPFO has made it very easy for users to check their EPF balance and access other information related to their provident fund account.
Here’s how you can check the PF balance in seconds:
- SMS method: If your UAN is integrated with your KYC details, you can send an SMS to get your PF balance details. Type your text in the format: EPFOHO UAN ENG. Here the last three letters determine the preferred language which can be changed as needed. For example, HIN for Hindi, MAR for Marathi and TAM for Tamil language. Send the SMS to the number 7738299899. You will receive your PF balance details.
- Missed call method: If your UAN is embedded in your KYC information, make a missed call to the prescribed toll-free number. Give a missed call to 011-22901406. Post the call, you will receive an SMS which will contain all your PF account details.
- Umang application method: Open the Umang app (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) and click on EPFO. The member will be directed to a page featuring employee-centric services. Click on “employee-centric services”, which will direct the user to the page. Next, click on “show passbook” and enter the UAN and one-time password (OTP), which the user will receive on the registered mobile number. After that, the member will be able to check the EPF balance.
Check the PF balance via the EPFO website:
You can even check your Provident Fund (PF) account balance on the official EPFO website. You need to log in to the official EPFO website – epfindia.gov.in. and click on the e-passbook link which is available at the top right of the portal.
You will be redirected to the EPF Passbook page – passbook.epfindia.gov.in. Log in to the account by entering the username – also known as UAN or Universal Account Number, and the password. The UAN is an identification number listed on each employee’s monthly pay slip.
Once logged in, the relevant job details should be selected. For example, someone who has worked in three different organizations will have three different Member IDs to choose from. Select the member ID. Once a Member ID is selected, the user can view the EPF eBook or EPF Booklet. The passbook indicates the balance of the EPF account.
How to check EPF balance without UAN number:
Step 1: Log in to the EPF homepage of epfindia.gov.in
2nd step: Click on “Click here to know your EPF balance”
Step 3: You will be redirected to epfoservices.in/epfo/. Go to “Member Balance Information”
Step 4: Select your state and click on the link of your EPFO office
Step 5: Enter your PF account number, name and registered mobile number
Step 6: Click ‘Submit’ and your PF balance will be displayed.
It should be added that to check the PF balance, you need to activate the UAN. The password will be sent to the mobile number. Note that subscribers can only check PF balance six hours after UAN activation.