How to check PF balance? Do it via UMANG App- Steps explained

EPFO members who are willing to check their PF balance can do so with the help of UMANG App. Check steps.

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 23:31 IST
Know how to check PF balance via UMANG App. (Reuters)
Know how to check PF balance via UMANG App. (Reuters)

If you have a provident fund (PF) account, you should check balance on a regular basis. So, if you want to check your PF balance, it can be easily done via the UMANG App. However, it needs to be noted that you must be a member of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) in order to have an account. Among the biggest benefits of a PF account is that it receives a very high interest rate. It is as high as 8.50 percent. Other than the UMANG App, you can also check your PF account balance via SMS, a missed call, or by visiting the official EPFO website. A high EPF interest rate along with compounding of interest, makes a significant difference to monetary gains of subscribers over the long term.

Provident Fund is also getting bigger. The Ministry of Labour and Employment has also, on January 20, 2022, released the EPFO Payroll data. According to which EPFO has added 13.95 lakh net subscribers during the month of November 2021, showing an increase of around 2.85 lakh net additions over the previous month of October, 2021 with a growth rate of 25.65%.

Year-on-year comparison of payroll data also shows an increase of around 3.84 lakh in net payroll additions in November, 2021 as compared to 10.11 lakh net subscribers added during the previous year in November, 2020, the report said.

People who want to check their PF balance can follow the below mentioned steps:

How to check PF balance via UMANG App

For checking PF Balance via UMANG App, you will first have to download the app and then log in by entering your UAN and OTP (one-time password) to check the PF account balance.

How to check PF balance via SMS service

You can check your PF balance by sending a text message (SMS) to 7738299899 by typing 'EPFOHO UAN ENG' using your registered mobile number with the UAN (Universal Account Number).

It can be noted that the last three digits of the message represents the language in which you want to receive the message. This service is provided in nine languages including Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Punjabi, Telugu and Malayalam.

How to check PF balance via Missed call

Registered users can give a missed call to 011-22901406 from their UAN registered mobile number after which they will receive an SMS with details of the PF account balance.

How to check PF balance via EPFO Website

5 Minutes
  • Smartphone
  • Laptop
  • Desktop
  • Updated Browser
  • Internet
Step 1: Visit the official website of EPFO.
Step 2: Select 'Our Services' tab and click on 'For Employees'.
Step 3: Click on 'Member Passbook' and enter your UAN and password.
Step 4: Once you do so you will be able to see your passbook. It can be noted that people who have worked in more than one organisation will have different member IDs to choose from.

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First Published Date: 22 Jan, 13:49 IST