Employee Provident Fund, or EPF, is one of the best methods to enhance your financial corpus to achieve future goals. And, nowadays it is pretty easier to check your EPF balance both online and offline. No need to wait for your employer to issue your EPF statement at the end of every fiscal year to check the balance. By following the below-listed 4 methods you can check the balance of your EPF account without leaving the comfort of your home or office.
1. Check your EPF Balance via Umang App
With the benefit of Umang app, employees can access their EPF balance on their smartphones. The Government has introduced the Umang app to generate access to a range of government facilities. Using the application, one can access EPF Passbook, raise or track claims and more.
Step.1 Download and install the Umang app on your mobile
Step.2 Launch the app and tap on 'EPFO'
Step.3 Now tap on the 'Employee Centric Services' option
Step.4 Tap on 'View Passbook' to check your EPF balance
Step.5 For this, you need to enter your UAN number and generating an OTP which will be sent to your registered mobile number
Step.6 Now enter the OTP on the required field and tap 'Login'
Step.7 Now select the member ID of your company and track your EPF balance
2. Check your EPF balance via EPFO Portal
Follow the below-listed steps to view your EPF passbook on the EPFO portal
Step.1 Visit www.epfindia.gov.in and under the drop-down menu 'Our Services' click on For Employees' option
Step.2 Now under the 'Services' section, click on 'Member Passbook'
Step.3 You will be redirected to another page where you have to log in by using your UAN and password
Step.4 To check your EPF balance, select the 'Member ID' of the current employer and you are done.
Make sure that your UAN is initiated by the employer in order to access the passbook of your EPF account. Keep in mind that UAN is issued by the EPFO but your employer needs to verify and initiate it. You can use it as your password to log in and check your passbook balance in case UAN is already initiated for you.
For representatives of establishments exempted under the EPF Scheme, 1952, the passbook service is not accessible. When you try to log in you will get this notice on your device screen: "Passbook not available to this Member-id as this pertains to the exempted establishment (i.e. Trust). Requested to contact your employer."
3. Check your EPF balance via SMS
A UAN (Universal Account Number) will be given to you once you are registered with the EPFO. In order to check the account balance in your EPF account, you need to link your UAN number to your Aadhaar, PAN Card or the bank account.
Type EPFOHO UAN ENG and send it to 7738299899
The last three letters 'ENG' is the preferred language, in case you want to receive the message in any other language, type the first 3 letters of your preferred language such as BEN for Bengali, MAR for Marathi etc.
The SMS facility is accessible in different languages such as English, Marathi, Bengali, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil.
4. Check your EPF balance by giving a missed call
This service is only available if you are registered on the UAN portal and your UAN number is linked with Aadhaar, PAN and bank account.
Give a missed call to 011-22901406 from the mobile number that is linked with your EPF account.
After giving a missed call you will get the details of your current EPF account on your mobile number via SMS.