PF Balance Check

PF Balance Check

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PF Balance Check

PF Balance Check can be done through various modes. Provident Fund or PF is a social security scheme for employees wherein employees earning less than Rs.15,000 per month contribute a portion of their salary towards the fund as savings. Employers having 20 or more employees are required to obtain PF Registration and allot UAN for contributing employees. In this article, we look at the procedure for doing a PF balance check on the Unified Portal.

UAN Registration

To do a PF balance check on the Unified Portal, UAN must be allotted by the employer for the employee. UAN or Unified Account Number is a unique identity provided to all employees who are contributing members of Employee’s Provident Fund.

In case you are a first time employee, the employer must generate your UAN number after verifying and uploading your KYC details like Aadhar, PAN, identity and address proof on the Unified Portal.

In case you are an existing employee, provide your UAN provided by the previous employer to the new employer while joining employment. The new employer would verify your KYC details and transfer the UAN to the new employment.

Know more about UAN registration.

PF Balance Check on EPF Portal

Employees having UAN can easily check their PF balance on the EPF portal. To check PF balance through the EPF Portal follow the steps below:

Step 1: Visit

PF Balance Check - Unified Portal
PF Balance Check – Unified Portal

Step 2: Provide your UAN and password. Complete the CAPTCHA.

Step 3: After logging into your PF account, select View Passbook as shown below:

View PF Passbook
View PF Passbook

Step 4: PF balance will now be displayed on the Unified Portal. The same procedure as mentioned above can also be used to download the PF UAN card from the Unified Portal.

PF Balance Check using Missed Call Facility

PF balance can be checked easily by giving a missed call to 011-22901406 from their registered mobile number. Only the number linked to the UAN can be used for giving missed call. Follow the steps below to use get PF balance check using missed call:

Step 1: Give a missed call to 011-22901406 from the mobile number that is activated with UAN on the Unified Portal. Ensure that the KYC complete for the UAN.

Step 2: The phone will automatically disconnect after two rings. There will be no cost for calling.

Step 3: You will receive the PF balance and details of last contribution through SMS.

PF Balance Check using SMS

Similar to the missed call facility, you can also check PF balance using SMS. For using SMS facility, your UAN must be linked to KYC details and the SMS must be sent from the mobile number registered on the Unified Portal.

Step 1: Sending an SMS to 7738299899 from registered mobile number. The message should be “EPFOHO UAN”.

Step 2: You will receive an SMS as shown below with details of your UAN and PF Balance.

PF Balance Check - SMS
PF Balance Check – SMS

You can receive your PF balance and UAN details in 10 different languages through SMS. To get PF balance in other languages, just SMS “EPFOHO UAN <LANGUAGE CODE>”. For example, to get PF balance in Hindi, you will SMS “EPFOHO UAN HIN”. The SMS code for all languages are provided below:

  • English – “EPFOHO UAN”
  • Hindi – “EPFOHO UAN HIN”
  • Punjabi – “EPFOHO UAN PUN”
  • Gujarati – “EPFOHO UAN GUJ”
  • Marathi – “EPFOHO UAN MAR”
  • Kannada – “EPFOHO UAN KAN”
  • Telugu – “EPFOHO UAN TEL”
  • Tamil – “EPFOHO UAN TAM”
  • Malayalam – “”EPFOHO UAN MAL”
  • Bengali – “EPFOHO UAN BEN”

PF Balance Check using Umang App

UMANG or Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance is an application established by the Government of India to acquire diverse government services on a single platform. UMANG app is a common platform for various government services such as booking household Liquefied Petroleum gas for cooking purposes, Aadhaar Enquiries, insurance on crops, Claim or balance check on employee provident fund, National Pension Scheme etc. The Umang App can also be used for checking PF Balance as follows:

Step 1: Download and install the UMANG App from Play Store or iOS Store.

Step 2: Find the EPFO option on the homepage of the app. Select “Employee Centric Services”.

Step 3: Enter EPF Universal Account Number (UAN) when prompted. A OTP will be sent to the mobile registered with UAN.

Step 4: Enter the OTP. All details pertaining the user’s PF would be shown including the PF balance.

In addition to PF balance check, employees can also use the UMANG App for accessing various other EPF services aas follows:

Other EPFO Services on Umang App

Name of Services  Components
Employee Centric Services View EPF Passbook
Raise PF Claim
Track PF Claim
General Services Search Establishment
Search EPFO Office
Know Your Claim Status
Account details on SMS
Account details on Missed Calls
Employer Centric Services Get Remittance Details By Establishment ID
Set TTRN Status
Pensioner Services Update Jeevan Pramaan
eKYC Services Aadhaar Seeding


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