January 09, 2017

Check your EPF Balance in 60 seconds

The members now can check the EPF balance using various facilities. You can use any of those facilities once in a while to make sure what is happening on your EPF Account as some of your employer may skip to remit money and update recently submitted KYC document. Here after all employees can check up to date amount of money that currently available without consent of employer. Those initiatives also paves the way to keep track of your account without any hassles.

The members can use any of these 10 facilities to check EPF balance - (1) EPFO KYEPFB portal (2) Short code SMS service (3) Mobile App (4) Missed Call Service (5) Passbook (6) PF Slip (7) Calculator (8) SMS Alert (9) EPF Claim Status (10) Corporate Portal. These technology based initiatives definitely empower government and private sector employees.

KYEPFB portal can be used through online using your PF number. This facility works fine without necessity of prior registration for creating login credentials. PF number can be collected from employer which can be observed from your payslip. Knowing your PF number alone does not help to operate this facility whereas it requires member ID. The member ID consists of PF number, establishment code (estt.) and extension (ext.) code. It starts with State region and office code where particular account is currently maintained. The establishment and extension code can also be referred from old annual PF slip.

To check EPF balance online using PF number follow these steps

Step 1: Choose EPFO office in which your establishment is currently registered.
Step 2: Type PF number, establishment code along with extension if any (The extension box should be left as blank if you don't have).
Step 3: Enter full name as it appears on pay slip including with initial and space.
Step 4: Provide mobile number to receive SMS.
Step 5: Finally, enable tick mark "I Agree" then press 'Submit'

kyepfb portal

The balance information of member along with complete account details will be replied through SMS after successfully processing your request. If you are not receiving SMS wait for some more minutes. The members have to give an another attempt after sometime. The failure might happen because server is processing lot of requests. Please note this facility is not free and not working for inactive and closed accounts.

To check PF balance using UAN download mobile App from Android mobile

epf app

M-Sewa app unveiled for smartphone users to operate various services at one place. The formalities are simple now because in olden days contributors had to walk to concern branch. They can realize outstanding amount only through EPF slip on year end. Now anyone can get mini statement for up to 7 months at one's convenience. The members can get mini statement under 'Passbook' option. The option is available only in App. The subscribers can also check UAN status using EPF account number. The status disclose your allotted UAN in order to avail various benefits of this facility. The pensioners can furnish PPO number (Pension Payment Order) and Date of Birth (DOB) to observe the disbursement details. The employers too can use it for knowing TRRN (13 Digits Number) status in just few seconds.

To check EPF balance on mobile give a missed call to toll free number 01122901406

EPF members can dial this enquiry number 01122901406 at anytime from anywhere. As a result the members instantly comes to know about current balance of their live account after call disconnection. This missed call service works only for members who have already mapped their mobile number under UAN Login portal. So register your mobile number with UAN before dialing. Probably settled accounts will receive an error message via SMS. The mobile number is not yet registered under UAN will also get error reply. The advice is save the following toll free number in phone contact directory for any inquiry in future.

To check EPF balance offline via SMS send your request to short code SMS number 77382 99899

The members have to send SMS in prescribed format as EPFOHO UAN <<LAN>> to 7738299899 from registered mobile number to check balance. The mobile number registered with UAN is called as your registered mobile number. This offline facility sends you reply in preferred Indian language in 60 seconds to the same inquired mobile number. The reply gives employee credentials, recent remittance and total contribution amount of an active account. In addition members can also know availability status of KYC documents such as AADHAAR, PAN and Bank account number. The remaining portion helps to confirm whether recent submission of KYC documents is updated.

Short Code SMS service is extremely useful suppose when you do not have internet access while traveling. It is also handy as you need not to fill the inquiry form every time. This service supports up to 10 Indian languages at present. The corresponding North Indian language codes are Hindi - HIN, Punjabi - PUN, Gujarati - GUJ, Bengali - BEN and Marathi - MAR. Furthermore, it supports South Indian languages such as Telugu - TEL, Kannada - KAN, Malayalam - MAL and Tamil - TAM. Please note that this facility is not free. The mobile network operator may charge you for sending SMS.

The automatic SMS alert service can be enabled once your UAN is activated. After activation you are eligible to receive SMS alert on every month. Therefore first register your mobile number with UAN in order to receive monthly alerts about your EPF account updates through SMS. The registered mobile number will receive SMS alert usually on every first week when update of employee and employer contribution is reflected in your account.

To download passbook with month-wise statement login at UAN Member portal

epf passbook

The members can download passbook with monthly wise account statement after logging in to UAN user area. The existing EPFO service portal is not available for members to download passbook anymore. The members can download e-passbook as PDF file format. The document will not occupy much storage space. The file won't consume much time for downloading because of less file size. The users may not able to view statement immediately under 'download passbook' option. UAN will activate after 48 hours from the time of registration. Therefore members can download or view passbook after activation.

The employers can also collect PF slip from concern office on every year for distributing to employees. The employers can also download slips through employer portal. The slips can be directly printed on paper for distribution. PF slips are useful because employees can maintain papers as a record. The collected slips can be neatly filed to track savings. In case you are unable to use any of the given facilities refer back member ID accurately. You can contact present or past employer to refer once again. Member ID is also important one while trying to know your claim status after relieving from an organization.

The members can prepare excel sheet personally to calculate balance themselves. Before preparing excel sheet you need to know interest rate for each year. The members must also know changes applied on employee and employers contribution rate as per recent implementation. There is a way for members who are not aware of technological initiatives. They can contact branch office where their account is maintained. The branch office may appointed with public relation officer for help. There are many corporate maintain own portal through intranets. If you are joined recently you may not aware of existing portal. The employee can talk to colleague or financial department to know URL of intranet portal.