How to check your Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) Balance using mobile
EPFO provides various options to check your EPF balance including new UAN website, the Mobile App, missed call and SMS service. Using your mobile for checking PF is easiest method to check your EPF balance in few minutes. To use this service, it is mandatory to activate your UAN and register your mobile number with EPFO online. If your organization have their own PF trust, in such cases you cannot check your PF balance using these services – and you need to contact your HR for your PF balance.
3 Simple steps to check you EPF balance through mobile
Option 1: Missed Call Service by EPFO
First time users can simply give a missed call to 011 2290 1406. Within a few minutes, EPFO will send you an SMS with basic details such as your PF number, name and date of birth. You can’t check your balance now. To check your PF balance using Missed call service – your employer need to do your KYC on your behalf by submitting either of these documents like Bank account, PAN or Aadhaar number. Employer will also need to digitally sign off your document to EPFO to accept your KYC. Once these KYC is done, every time you give a missed call to 011 2290 1406 – you will get your latest balance of your EPF.
2. EPF balance through SMS service
Checking your EPF balance through SMS service is easiest method to check your EPF balance. Please make sure that your UAN is already activated and also make sure that your mobile number is also registered with your UAN. Once your UAN activated, you have to send SMS to 7738299899. The EPF subscribers can just type the message format as EPFOHO UAN <LAN> from their registered mobile number. The language code <LAN> is compulsory while sending this SMS. Currently, there are 10 languages supported in SMS service, and you need to type first three characters for your desired language (Languages supported are Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, English, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Bengali). Once you send the message, then authority will send you information like member details, last contribution and your total EPF balance. The members are requested not to type 12 digits Universal Account Number they just need to send an SMS “EPFOHO UAN <ENG> from their registered mobile phone number and EPFO system itself identifies the sender’s mobile number and then match with sender’s EPFO record and will dispatch the SMS.
3. Using EPF Mobile App
EPFO recently launched Mobile Android App for their subscribers to check the PF account balance and the employees can also use it for checking TRRN and also to activate UAN through this mobile App. This App can be downloaded from the official EPFO website on your mobile. Once downloaded, you need to fill your UAN details (get the UAN details from your employer and activate it), PF office, employee and employer code to activate this App. Even pensioners can access this App to check their pension disbursement and PPO number.
Dedicated toll free number 1800118005 is assigned for these mobile services, the timing for this helpdesk is from 9:15 AM to 5:45 PM for all your queries related to any UAN service.