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4 ways to quickly check your EPF balance

  • Highlights

  • Track your EPF balance and last contribution with ease

  • Check your PF balance in various languages via SMS

  • View your EPF passbook via the EPFO portal

  • Give a missed call to check your EPF balance without incurring any charges

Investing in Employee’s Provident Fund (EPF), also referred to as PF, helps you save for retirement and make the most of your employment years, as it comprises contributions made by you and your employer. In order to efficiently plan for retirement, it is essential to know the balance of your PF account. This will give you an indication of how your savings match up to your goals, and whether or not you need to make other investments. So, take a look at the ways in which you can check your EPF balance easily.

1. Checking EPF balance via SMS

If you have registered your UAN with EPFO (Employee Provident Fund Organisation), you can check your PF balance easily by sending an SMS. All you need to do is send a text message to 7738299899. The text message should include ‘EPFOHO UAN ENG’. Here, UAN will be your personal UAN and ENG is the first three letters of your language preference. Supported languages include English, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu.

2. Checking EPF balance via the EPFO portal

You can use the new EPFO portal to view your PF passbook. You can also print the same if you need to. All you need to do is visit, go to ‘Our services’ and select ‘For employees’. You can then click on ‘Services’ and select the ‘Member passbook’ option. Then, you will need to enter your UAN and password to view your passbook. Although the UAN is given to you by EPFO, it is essential that your employer verifies and activates it in order for you to use these services.

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3. Checking EPF balance via the Umang application

The government has launched the Umang app in order to make it convenient for you to check your PF balance. With this app, you can view your passbook, raise a claim, and track the claim via the app itself. All you need to do is register by entering a one-time password that is sent to your mobile number.

4. Checking EPF balance via a missed call

If you have registered and activated your mobile number on the UAN portal, and you have completed KYC for your UAN, you can check your balance by giving a missed call. All you need to do is give a missed call to 011-22901406 from the mobile number that you have registered with your UAN. The phone automatically disconnects after two rings, which means that you don’t have to pay any charges. You will then receive details with regards to your balance and the last contribution made to your PF account in the form of a text message.

So, use the above methods to check your balance or last contribution to your EPF amount conveniently, as and when you feel the need to. You can also choose to increase your contribution towards your account if your monthly budget permits it to reap better returns.

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