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PF Status - Check EPF Status Online



Methods to check your provident fund balance:

Previously a registered member of the EPFO had to wait till the end of a year to know the balance available in his/her provident fund account. But with the advent of digital technology, the process of checking the EPF balance is simple. The EPFO has launched an online portal as well as mobile app that help users know their PF balance easily, without having to wait for their employers to share the provident fund statement. There are 5 different ways in which a member can know the EPF balance. They are as follows:

  • Using the UMANG app
  • Using the Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) portal
  • By sending SMS
  • By giving a missed call
  • Or by using the Employees Provident Fund Organization’s (EPFO) app.

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PF Status - Check EPF Status Online

Knowing the balance using the UMANG app:

UMANG app, also known as Unified Mobile Application, is an all-in-one app launched by the Union Government to encourage more people to adopt digital payment transactions in the country. The application was launched in the year 2017 for smart phone users.

This application enables users to subscribe to the EPF to check the provident fund balance, anytime. There are other benefits of using this app as well.  The users can view their EPF passbooks, raise withdrawal claims and track the status of the claim on their smart phones. However, the user must subscribe to the app using the mobile number to start using the app.

Steps to track the status of EPF Claims using the UMANG app

The EPF account balance can be checked anytime on Smart phones. The user has to install the UMANG app from the Google Play store and follow the steps given below to check EPF claim using the UMANG app:

  • Open the EPFO tab on the UMANG app
  • Select the “Employee Centric Services” option
  • Choose the “Track Claim” option
  • Enter the UAN and password
  • Enter the reference number provided when filing the claim.

SEE ALSO: EPF Member Passbook: Login, How to Download And Activation

Knowing the balance using the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) portal:

The EPFO has launched an online portal for users to view their EPF passbooks online. In order to view the EPF passbook on this website, the user must attach his/her UAN to the EPF account. If you want to download or print the EPF passbook from the website, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Log in to the EPFO portal
  • Click on the 'Our Services' tab 
  • Select 'For employees' from the drop-down menu.
  • Under the 'Services' tab click on 'Member Passbook'.
  • A new page will open where you have to enter the UAN and Password in the applicable fields.

SEE ALSO: 5 EPFO Initiatives Every Member and Pensioner Should Know

Knowing the balance by sending an SMS:

An employee or a member can also enquire about the balance in the EPF account by sending SMS. The EPFO has enabled members to know the details on the latest contribution and PF balance by sending a text message through mobile. The members can send a SMS to 7738299899 and type the following in the body of the message:

The last three letters represents the first three characters of the preferred language of the user. The text facility is available for 9 different regional languages and English. However, to use this facility the Universal Account Number or UAN of the user must be linked to the bank account, Aadhaar number, and Permanent Account Number (PAN).

Knowing the balance by giving a missed call:

An individual can also get the details of the PF balance by giving a missed call. The registered UAN member can give a missed call on the number 011-22901406 from his registered mobile number.

 Knowing the balance using the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) app:

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has launched a Smartphone application for the ease of users and to simplify the process related to the provident fund. The mobile app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. On installing the app on their Smartphone, the user is required to select the 'Member' option followed by the 'Balance/Passbook' option. The next step is to enter the Universal Account Number or UAN along with the registered mobile number of the individual.

Steps to check EPF Balance using PAN:

If subscriber has forgotten the username and password, then he/she can login to the PF account either by entering their registered mobile number or by entering the KYC details including PAN card details.

To check EPF balance using the PAN card details on the EPFO member portal, the subscriber must ensure that his/her PAN card number is linked with their PF account. To check the EPF balance using PAN card details follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the EPFO member portal
  • Click on 'our services' on the home page.
  • Choose 'For employees' from the drop down menu
  • Click on the 'PF Balance' option or 'member passbook'.
  • As soon as the 'member balance' option is displayed, type in your PAN card details
  • Click on 'submit'.
  •  An SMS will be sent to your registered mobile number containing your full balance statement and the status of your account.
  • Click on download 'PF slip'.
  • As soon as the PF slip has been downloaded, you can take a print out.

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