How to check PF balance: Here are 4 ways

How to check your PF balance

Highlights

  • You don't have to wait for your employer to share the PF statement at the end of the year to know the PF balance.
  • You can check the balance using the Umang App, EPFO portal, EPFO app, sending an SMS, or by just giving a missed call.
It is easier to check your provident fund balance. As an employee and a member of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), you don't have to wait for your employer to share your PF statement at the end of the year to know the balance.

You can check your PF balance via any of these facilities- Umang App, EPFO Member e-Sewa portal, SMS or a missed call.

If your EPF is managed by the exempted establishment (that is a Trust), then you should contact your employer to check your provident fund balance.


Here are four ways to check your EPF account balance.

I. Using the Umang app
Employees can view their PF balance on mobile phones with the help of Umang app. Umang app was launched by the government to provide access to various government services in a single place. One can view EPF Passbook, raise claim and even track Claim using the app. To get started, you need to complete a one-time registration using your phone number.

II. Using the EPFO portal
Instead of the unified portal, users will now be able to access their PF passbooks on a different website run by the EPFO. The unified portal can, however, still be used for transactional services like transfers.

To view your PF passbook on the portal you need to have your account tagged with your Universal Account Number (UAN). You can download or print your EPF passbook from the website. Follow these steps-

Step 1: The member passbook is available at www.epfindia.gov.in
Step 2: Click on 'For Employees' under 'Our Services'

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Step 3: Click on 'Member Passbook' under 'Services'

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It will take you to the page as shown below.
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EPF-passbook

You can directly go to the page:
https://passbook.epfindia.gov.in/MemberPassBook/Login.jsp

To access the passbook of your EPF account, do make sure your UAN is activated by the employer. Remember, UAN is provided by the EPFO but it has to be verified and activated by your employer. So, if yours has already been activated, use it along with your password to login and check your passbook balance.

The passbook facility is not available for members of establishments that are exempt under the EPF Scheme, 1952. If you still try to log in, you will get this message: "Passbook not available to this Member-id as this pertains to the exempted establishment (i.e. Trust). Requested to contact your employer."

Four ways to check EPF balance
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(Screenshot from https://passbook.epfindia.gov.in/MemberPassBook/Login)

III. By sending an SMS
If your UAN is registered with the EPFO, you can get the details of your latest contribution and PF balance by sending an SMS to 7738299899. You need to send this message: EPFOHO UAN ENG. 'ENG' is the first three characters of the preferred language. So, if you want to receive the message in Marathi, then type in EPFOHO UAN MAR.

The facility is available in 10 languages - English (default), Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Bengali. The SMS must be sent from the registered mobile number of UAN.

EPFO also sends details of members available in its records. So, make sure your UAN is seeded with your bank account, Aadhaar and PAN, else ask your employer to seed it for you.

IV. By giving a missed call
If you are registered on the UAN portal, giving a missed call on 011-22901406 from your registered mobile number will get you the details. Do make sure your UAN is seeded with your bank account number, Aadhaar and PAN. You can also ask your employer to seed them for you.

There is no cost to avail this service.

Earlier PF balance could also be checked via EPFO app but now discontinued
Earlier, EPF members could check their balance using the M-Sewa app which could be downloaded from Google Play Store. However, now this service has been discontinued. The Member e-Sewa portal states: EPFO services are now available on the UMANG (Unified Mobile APP for New Governance). The UMAN G APP can be downloaded by giving a missed call 9718397183. The APP can also be downloaded from UMANG website or from the play/app stores. Erstwhile EPF mobile services are being discontinued. This can be checked at link: https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/

  1. How can I check my Employees' Provident Fund account balance?
    For employees, whose EPF account is maintained by the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), there are four ways to check the balance - Umang App, EPFO Portal, SMS or by giving a missed call. However, if the EPF account is maintained by the employer via a trust, then he/she has to request their employer for the EPF account statement. Read more.
  2. How can I check my EPF account balance on the EPFO portal?
    To check your EPF account balance on the EPFO portal, you must have an active Universal Account Number (UAN). To check your balance, you will have to visit https://passbook.epfindia.gov.in/MemberPassBook/Login.jsp and enter your UAN and password. The website allows you to view and download your EPF account statement.
  3. How can I check my EPF account balance using the SMS facility?
    To check your EPF account balance, you have to send an SMS to 7738299899. The message needs to be sent in this format: EPFOHO UAN. To receive this message in any other language other than English, the first three characters of preferred language needs to be added along with the message. The facility is available in 10 languages, with English being the default language. Read more.
  4. How can I check by EPF account balance by using the missed call facility?
    An EPFO member can check their EPF account balance by sending a missed call to 011-22901406. However, to avail of this facility, there are certain conditions that a member must satisfy. This includes having an active Universal Account Number (UAN). This service is free of cost. Read more.
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