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23 Jul 2018

#FinancialBytes: How to check your PF balance

Here's how you can check your EPF balance

Gone are the days when your Employees Provident Fund (EPF) details were released at the end of the financial year.

Now, the EPFO offers a number of easy and convenient ways for all its registered members to check balances of their respective EPF accounts at any time of the year.

Here, we list the various ways in which you can check your EPF balance.

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Here's how you can check your EPF balance
Basic requirements to check your EPF balance

The basics

Basic requirements to check your EPF balance

Keep all the necessary details ready beforehand, including your UAN, PAN details, Aadhaar details, KYC verification, mobile number, and your bank account details.

To know your UAN, check your salary slips, or contact your organization's HR department.

Ensure that your UAN is activated and linked with your PAN, Aadhaar, mobile number, and bank account.

Finally, register on the EPFO website, and get a password.

EPFO portal

Check your EPF balance directly on the EPFO website

The simplest way to check your EPF balance is by logging on to the EPFO website.

Enter your UAN number and password, then click on 'For Employees' option and select 'Our Services'.

Now click on 'Member Passbook' option. On the new page, enter your UAN and password. Your PF balance details will show up.

Notably, a PDF copy can also be saved.

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Use the UMANG app to know your EPF balance

UMANG app

Use the UMANG app to know your EPF balance

The 'Unified Mobile-Application for New-age Governance' or UMANG is a one-stop app to access all pan-India e-governance services, including EPF.

First, download and open the app on your mobile. Click on the 'Services' section, go to 'Employment and Skills', and provide the required details.

After filling the details, you can check your balance, apply for a claim, and track the status of such applications.

m-Seva app

Another easy way to check EPF balance from your phone

One can also check their EPF balance on the m-Seva app launched by the Central government.

First, download and open the app on your mobile phone.

Open the app, click on 'Members', and enter details of your mobile number, employee number, UAN, etc. to activate the UAN.

Then, login with your UAN and password, and go to 'Passbook' to check your EPF balance.

Checking your EPF balance via SMS

SMS service

Checking your EPF balance via SMS

To get your EPF balance details through SMS, all you have to do is type EPFOHO UAN (number) ENG (or the first-three digits of any supported language of your choice) and send an SMS to 7738299899.

You'll subsequently receive a text message displaying your EPF balance.

You can choose any language from a list of ten, including English, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, and Bengali.

Missed call

Give a missed call, and get details of EPF balance

To get your EPF balance information through the missed call service of EPFO, simple give a missed call on 011-22901406 from your registered mobile number.

You'll receive an SMS on your mobile denoting the EPF balance, and other details.

One thing you'll have to make sure is that your UAN is activated, and already linked with your PAN, Aadhaar, bank account, and mobile number.

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Most asked questions

How to withdraw PF online?

Can I withdraw my pf amount by myself? What is the online process?

I have checked my pf balance online and it showed Rs.58,000. What will be the actual amount I get if I quit my job now

What is the retirement age for private sector employees and how many years of service is needed to get the pension?

My Dob was updated in EPF was wrong and I modified my details accordingly my Aadhar card and forwarded it to Mumbai, but my application was rejected.

How much PF can we withdraw after one month after we leave the company?

More questions

How to withdraw PF online?

Asked on 25-07-2018 by Rakesh Kumar

Answered by NewsBytes

The PF can be withdrawn online via employee UAN portal. It can be done by members of EPF who have linked their Aadhar Card number with the EPFO. Login to the portal and claim the type of withdrawal you want. Verify the claim using OTP that will flash on your mobile number. The claim will proceed and your bank account will be credited.

Can I withdraw my pf amount by myself? What is the online process?

Asked on 25-07-2018 by Rakesh Kumar

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes, you can withdraw your PF amount by yourself. To withdraw the full amount, you have to wait for two months after quitting the job otherwise you can only take 75% of your PF amount after one month. Login to the UAN portal, verify the KYC or Aadhaar details, select the type of withdrawal and then verify the PF claim using OTP.

I have checked my pf balance online and it showed Rs.58,000. What will be the actual amount I get if I quit my job now

Asked on 25-07-2018 by Rajesh Saw

Answered by NewsBytes

If you quit your job now and remain unemployed for 60 days, which is two months, you will get the full amount of your PF. But if you will claim just after you quit your job, you will have to pay tax on it. You can withdraw 75% of your PF one month after quitting the job.

What is the retirement age for private sector employees and how many years of service is needed to get the pension?

Asked on 24-07-2018 by Maruthi Rao

Answered by NewsBytes

There is no specified retirement age limit for the employees working in the private sector. They can also work beyond 60-70 years if they wish to do so. To get the pension, one must have served a minimum service of 10 years and attained the age of 50 years. Before 58 and after 50, the pension will be termed as Early pension.

My Dob was updated in EPF was wrong and I modified my details accordingly my Aadhar card and forwarded it to Mumbai, but my application was rejected.

Asked on 24-07-2018 by Veera Dasari

Answered by NewsBytes

You can make the necessary changes again without any error. Visit the EPFO's United Member Portal and login there. Go to 'Manage' and select 'modify details' and enter Aadhaar Number and other details as per Aadhaar card. You can make the necessary changes and it will be verified online. If your Aadhaar details are already verified, you won't be able to make any changes.

How much PF can we withdraw after one month after we leave the company?

Asked on 24-07-2018 by Ajay Kumar

Answered by NewsBytes

You can withdraw 75% of your savings from PF one month after quitting the job. If you have been unemployed for straight two months( 60 days), you can withdraw the whole amount. It is only applicable when your age is less than 58 years.

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