Four ways to check your Employee Provident Fund (EPF) balance

You contribute 12% of your basic pay to EPF every month. Over the years this contribution can grow to be quite substantial. Here are four easy ways to keep a track of your EPF balance.
You need to know your UAN (Universal Account Number) in order to access details of your EPF balance. UAN is a unique number assigned to all members of the EPF.  The number does not change even if you switch jobs.
You can ask your employer to provide you the details of your UAN. Alternatively you can enter your EPF (this is typically mentioned in your salary slip) details on the page:
I entered my EPF account details on the page. Since my UAN is already activated I get the message indicating the same.
Once you know your UAN you need to activate your UAN based registration on the page:
Once registered, you can access information about your EPF account using any of the following methods.

UAN portal 

Login with your UAN and password on

Then download your passbook.


Missed call service 
A free of cost service, give a missed call from your registered mobile number (as per your UAN records) to 011 2290 1406. Within minutes you will receive a SMS with the latest balance in your EPF account.

SMS service
This is a facility similar to the missed called facility. The SMS service facility is available in 10 languages including English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujrati, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malyalam and Bengali.  The language of the SMS received depends on the first three characters of the preferred language.

So you will send the following SMS from your registered mobile number to 7738 299 899 to get your balance details in English: EPFOHO UAN ENG

EPFO mobile app (Google Android only) 

You can download the EPFO mobile app from the Google play store. This app allows you to view your balance, monthly contributions and other details from the comfort of your mobile phone. Click on the ‘Member’ button.

You then click on ‘Balance/Passbook’ button and enter your UAN ID and registered mobile number to get your details (your name, date of birth, AADHAR, PAN and other details) available with EPFO.   

You can then choose to ‘View Passbook’ in order to see the month on month contribution status. 

Know of any other ways to check your EPF balance online? Let me know.

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