The Employee Provident Fund (EPF) is one of the most important tools that allow employees to gather some savings throughout their professional careers. The employer and the employee both make equal contributions to the EPF account, which can be withdrawn while switching jobs, or upon retirement. Further, employees also receive an interest of 8.5% on their deposit amount.
The authorities have set up an advanced EPF portal to carry out several EPF-related activities. This portal can also be used to check the EPF balance. Even if the employee does not have their UAN, they can check the balance by simply using their registered mobile number and sending a message on the PF Balance Checking Number. This allows the employees to plan their expenses accordingly, avail of a loan against the EPF, and check the status. Here we will learn how to check the EPF balance on the mobile number.
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PF Balance Check Using EPFO Portal on Mobile
Users can view their Provident fund passbooks on a different EPFO website rather than the unified portal. However, services like making transfers can still be performed through the unified portal.
To view your EPF mobile passbook on the portal, your account must be tagged with your Universal Account Number (UAN). The website allows you to download or print your EPF mobile passbook. Take the following steps below:
Step 1: Open mobile browser
Step 2: Visit epfindia.gov.in. the official website
Step 3: Select the For Employees' option under the "Our Services" option.
Step 4: Under 'Services,' select 'Member Passbook.'
"You can also visit the page directly: https://passbook.epfindia.gov.in/MemberPassBook/Login.jsp."
Step 5: On the "Sign In" Page, enter your "UAN Number, Password, fill Captcha Code" for verification and click on Login.
Step 6: Select MEMBER ID to View PassBook, Now you can check your passbook balance.
How to Check EPF Balance Via SMS?
Once the Universal Account Number has been integrated with the employee’s KYC details, they can check their EPF balance on the mobile number via SMS by following the steps given below:
- Send an SMS from the registered phone number to the PF balance checking number on 7738299899.
- The message should be in ‘EPFOHO UAN ENG‘ format.
The employee will be required to select the preferred correspondence language in the SMS. For this, you will need to enter the first three letters of the language of your choice. For example, if you want to receive messages in English, you will be required to use the first three characters of the word English, i.e. ENG.
This facility can also be availed in Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, and Marathi.
How to Check EPF Balance Via Missed Call?
The authorities have also introduced a method for checking the EPF balance on the mobile number by giving a missed call on the PF balance checking number from the registered mobile number. However, this service can be availed only if the UAN details have been integrated with KYC details. Below are the steps to check the EPF balance by giving a missed call from the registered mobile:
- Place a missed call from your registered mobile to the PF balance checking number on 011-22901406.
- Once you have made the call, an SMS with all the PF details will be sent.
How to Check EPF Balance on Umang App?
An EPFO member can also view their EPF balance check on a mobile number using the government-managed app known as 'UMANG,' which stands for Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance. The Government of India intends to provide all of its government services through this app.
To use the app and view their EPF balance check on their mobile number, EPFO members must first register their mobile number, which would be linked to their UAN. You can see the EPF balance check on mobile with the UMANG app by following the steps below.
Step 1: Install and download the UMANG app from the App Store/Google Play Store. Alternatively, you can download the app by clicking here.
Step 2: Launch the UMANG app and navigate to "EPFO."
Step 3: Select "Employee Centric Services" from the drop-down menu.
Step 4: To view the EPF balance, select "View Passbook."
Step 5: Next, enter the UAN and choose "Get OTP." Enter this number and then click "Login."
Step 6: Select the appropriate ID Number to view the EPF balance.
Step 7: The EPF mobile passbook will appear on your smartphone, displaying your PF balance.
How to Check PF Balance Without UAN?
Even if you can't remember your UAN, you can quickly check your EPF balance. To check your balance, dial 011-229014016 from your associated mobile phone. In this case, you do not need to supply the UAN code, but you can verify it on their web page by following the instructions outlined below:
Step 1: Navigate to the EPFO website at epfindia.gov.in.
Step 2: Click or tap "Click or tap here to view Your EPF Balance."
Step 3: You will be forwarded to epfoservices.in/epfo. From the drop-down menu, choose "Member Balance Information."
Step 4: Select your state and then the EPFO office link.
Step 5: Enter your PF Account Number, first and last name, and verified mobile number.
Step 6: After clicking "Submit," your PF balance will be displayed.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How Long After the UAN Registration can Employees Start Checking EPF Balance via SMS?
Once the registration has been completed, employees can get balance updates after 48 hours using their registered mobile number.
Who Should I Contact for UAN or KYC Queries?
Individuals can contact the toll-free EPFO number 1800 118 005 for any queries regarding UAN or KYC.
Do Employees Need to Register Their Phone Numbers on the EPFO Portal to Receive EPF Balance SMS?
Yes, employees can only check their EPF balance via SMS after linking their registered number on the UAN portal.
How Do I Check My PF Balance on WhatsApp?
Go to the EPFO website, which is located at epfindia.gov.in. Now, look for your regional office's dedicated WhatsApp Helpline number. Just save the number to your smartphone and launch WhatsApp.