We all know that we can check our EPF (Employee Provident Fund) balance through online. Later EPFO modified the service to receive balance status to your mobile as SMS. However, for that, you have to login to EPFO site and provide details. Recently EPFO started balance-checking facility of EPF through your mobile. No need to login to EPFO portal and provide details.
- EPF Mobile App-Activate UAN and Check EPF Balance
- New EPF Withdrawal Forms-Withdraw without employer signature
- 4 EPF withdrawal changes effective from Feb 2016
Let us the feature in detail. We all know that recently EPFO started UAN (Universal Account Number) facility. This is a unique number provided to each individual employee. Whenever you change your employer then you just need to quote this number. The past account balance will be transferred and connected with new employer automatically. It is easy for employer and employee to track their investment in EPF. You may read more about this facility in my earlier post of “EPF Universal Account Number (UAN) -What it is?“.
To make this UAN facility more attractive, EPFO now started SMS based balance-checking facility. Please remember that this facility is only meant to those who have UAN Account Number and have registered their mobile number during UAN activation. Below is the format and number detail to send the SMS.
From your UAN registered mobile number, you have to send SMS to number 7738299899. The format of the message will be like EPFOHO UAN <ENG> for receiving the message in English. Currently, EPFO provided an option to receive option to receive SMS in 10 languages (English, Hindi, Telugu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Bengali). Once you send the message, then EPFO will send you, the member details available with it along with details of the KYC, last contribution, and total EPF balance.
You may not receive the message if Aadhaar, PAN and bank account were digitally approved and provided by the employer. Hence, if you will not receive the SMS then contact your current employer. For further assistance of UAN/KYC queries, you may contact EPFO Toll-Free No. 1800118005 from 09:15 AM to 05:45 PM on all seven days.