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Need to Check Your EPF Balance? Follow These X Steps

Keeping your EPF account updated and checking it once in a while to know the balance is mandatory

Sudarshan Blog Team
  • Jul 20 2022 4:02PM

Keeping your EPF account updated and checking it once in a while to know the balance is mandatory. The government has now made initiating EPF balance checks extremely easy. There are at least 4 different ways that you can check your EPF Balance now. 


Since there’s the interest rate on your EPF, you should check whether your account is updated or not, or you may not be able to avail all the benefits offered by the government. Here’s how you can check your EPF balance-


Check Your EPF Balance Via UMANG App


To check your EPF Balance using the UMANG app, you will have to download the Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance Application (UMANG); with UMANG App, you can check your EPF balance directly from your phone. 


To access the EPF section on UMANG App, you will have to enter a one-time registration number that you will recieve on your registered mobile number. Here are the step to follow- 


Step 1- Install the UMANG Application on your phone

Step 2- Access the EPFO section from the homepage

Step 3- Click on ‘Employee Centric Services’ 

Step 4- Click on the view passbook option 

Step 5- Enter your UAN Number, and you will receive an OTP 

Step 6- Enter the One-Time Password you have received on your registered mobile number 

Step 7- Click on Login and view your EPF details 



You can now check your epf balance and check your monthly contributions via UMANG App. 


Check Your EPF Balance Via SMS 


Maximum people are unaware of this method, whereas this is the easiest one. However, this can only happen if your UAN is activated. To know your balance via SMS, you will have to send a text on 7738299899. Type EPFOHO UAN ENG. The last three-letter in the SMS is basically the first three letters of the language you choose to receive the information in. 


For now, you can get information in Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, and Malayalam. Please note that to be eligible to receive information within seconds on your phone, you will have to attach your aadhaar card, PAN card, and bank details. 


Via Missed Call


You can easily receive updates about your EPF Balance by giving a missed call on 011-22901406. You will have to call from the registered mobile number. To avail of these services, you will have to attach your PAN, Bank and Aadhaar details with your EPF account. 


How to Initiate EPF Balance Check Via EPF Portal? 


EPFO Portal is the easiest medium from where you can check your EPF balance. Though for this, you will have to complete your KYC and activate your UAN. Follow these steps to check your EPF balance- 


Step 1- Visit the official EPF website 

Step 2- In the menu, click on For Employees option. You will find it under the Our Services tab. 

Step 3- Select the Member Passbook under the Services 

Step 4- Enter your UAN number, password, and captcha details. Enter Login 

Step 5- Now check your EPF Balance 


 How to Know Your UAN Number? 


The easiest way you can find your UAN number is to check your payslip generated by the employer. Apart from this, you can go to your HR and ask them as they maintain a track record of the same. 


Apart from this, you may also give a miss call from your registered mobile to 011-22901406. After giving the missed call, you will get your UAN number within seconds on your mobile via SMS. 


Here’s how you can know UAN online- 


Step 1- Visit the official UAN portal

Step 2- Click on ‘Know Your UAN Status’ 

Step 3- Select the State and EPFO office address 

Step 4- Now enter your official PF Number or member ID, your name, date of birth, mobile number and the correct captcha code

Step 5- Now select the Get Authorization Pin option 

Step 6- You will receive a Pin on your mobile number 

Step 7- Now enter your pin and click on validate pin and get the UAN number 

Step 8- Now, you will receive your UAN number on your registered mobile number

By following the steps mentioned above, you cannot not only receive your UAN number but also be able to check your EPF balance within a few seconds. These are the most commonly used methodologies for checking the PF balance. However, keep in mind that to avail of this facility, you will have to attach your PAN, Bank and Aadhaar details. 


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