EPF Guide: How to check EPF balance online?

Written By Sakcham Tiwari

June 22, 2021
The EPFO provides details of your Employee Provident Fund on its portal including your current balance. In this article, we have laid out for you, a step-by-step guide on how to check your EPF balance online.
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Every EPFO subscriber is provided with an online EPF passbook. The passbook contains information about the amount of money contributed each month by the employer and the employee to the PF account. This passbook can be accessed online as well as offline to check EPF balance. 

However, in this article, we will talk about all of the ways available in which you can check your EPF balance. There are four simple ways to do so and they are as follows:

  1. Viewing and downloading passbook from the EPFO web portal
  2. Using the UMANG app
  3. Sending an SMS from your registered mobile number
  4. Giving a missed call from your registered mobile
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We will discuss all of these methods in detail here, so make sure you read through this article. 

1. Check EPF balance through EPFO web portal

The balance of your EPF account can be checked on the EPF passbook available through the EPFO web portal. Here are the steps listed that you can follow to check your balance:

Step 1: Visit the EPFO online portal and click on the ‘Services’ tab.

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Step 2: From the drop-down menu, you need to select the option ‘FOR EMPLOYEES’. 

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Step 3: On the next webpage, you need to click on the ‘Member Passbook’ option under the ‘Services’ section.

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Step 4: You will be redirected to the login page where you need to enter your UAN number and password for logging into the portal. 

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Step 5: Once you have successfully logged in, you will see your Member ID or Member IDs (in case you have more than one) displayed on the screen. Select the relevant Member ID and click on the “View Passbook” option which will open your EPF account passbook on the screen. 

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On the passbook, you can easily find your balance displayed. Now you can either just view it, download it, or even print it out. 

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2. How to Check EPF Balance Using the UMANG app 

Any EPFO member can install the UMANG app on their phone and use it to check their EPF balance online. ‘UMANG’ is a government centralised app, which stands for Unified Application for New-age Governance, and is available on the Google Play Store as well as on the Apple App Store. 

Before installing the app, make sure that you are registered with the UAN. For using the app, the user has to register their mobile number, the same one which is linked to the UAN. Here is how you can view your EPF balance on the UMANG app:

Step 1: The first step is to install the UMANG app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store and once installed, open it. 

Step 2: On the home screen, you need to find the EPFO option and tap on it. 

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Step 3: Then on the next screen, you need to tap on the ‘Employee Centric Services’ option. 

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Step 4: This will open a new screen where you need to choose the ‘View Passbook’ button. 

The EPFO provides details of your Employee Provident Fund on its portal including your current balance. In this article, we have laid out for you, a step-by-step guide on how to check your EPF balance online.

Step 5: Then the app will ask you to enter the UAN. After entering your Unique Account Number (UAN), you have to tap on the ‘Get OTP’ button. This will send an OTP to your registered mobile number. Enter the OTP in the blank given and select the blue coloured ‘Login’ button. 

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Step 6: Then you will see your Member ID or Member IDs (if you have multiple). You need to select the appropriate Member ID. 

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Step 7: After this, your passbook will open on your mobile screen and you can check your EPF balance here. 

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3. SMS Method

It is possible to obtain your EPF account balance by sending an SMS to 7738299899 from your registered mobile number. The format of the SMS should be like this: 

EPFOHO UAN ENG

Here, ENG stands for English and it means that your preferred language to check EPF balance is English. For Hindi, you can type HIN. Apart from Hindi and English, this SMS facility currently is available in Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam. 

For example, if your UAN number is 123456 and your language of preference is Hindi, then you will have to send this SMS: “EPFOHO 123456 HIN”. 

4. Missed Call Method

This is possibly the easiest way to check EPF balance. You can check the EPF account balance simply by giving a missed call to 011-22901406 from your registered mobile number. 

To use this method, you must be registered with UAN, the mobile number that you are using to give the missed call must be linked to the UAN. Additionally, the UAN should also be linked to other documents such as Bank Account, Aadhaar, and PAN. 

Conclusion

Hence, the various ways described above can help you in knowing your EPF balance. If the establishment where you work is a private trust or an exempted establishment, the EPF contribution is transferred to the trusts managed by the organisation and not to the EPF. In such a case, you can get the details about your PF balance only from the trust managed by the company. 

Written by Sakcham Tiwari

Hi! I am a content writer and editor with a master's degree in Digital Publishing from Oxford Brookes University. I have worked for a myriad of websites, blogs, and digital magazines. When I am not writing/editing articles and content for clients, I am either immersed in books, or scribbling poems, watching Netflix, or just scrolling through Twitter.

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