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Easy Ways to Check and Manage Your PF Account Balance

Introduction:

Managing your provident fund (PF) account is crucial for ensuring financial security and monitoring your savings. In this digital age, there are several convenient methods available to check and manage your PF account balance. In this blog, we will explore various ways to check your PF balance, including SMS services, missed call facilities, online portals, and offline methods. Additionally, we'll discuss how to change your name in your PF account, transfer your PF balance, and provide important information for employees of exempted establishments.

Checking PF Balance via SMS: The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has made it easier than ever to check your PF balance. By simply sending an SMS in the prescribed format to 7738299899, you can receive your PF balance and last contribution amount. The format should be "EPFOHO UAN [language code]." For example, if your UAN number is 123456 and you prefer English, the SMS should be "EPFOHO 123456 ENG." This SMS facility supports multiple languages such as Hindi, English, Marathi, Bengali, Gujrati, Punjabi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam.

Checking PF Balance via Missed Call: Another convenient method to view your PF balance is through a missed call. Dial "011-22901406" from your registered mobile number to receive your PF balance details. However, to use this facility, you must have an active UAN number linked to your mobile number, bank account, Aadhaar, and PAN. Checking PF Balance without UAN: If you don't recall your UAN, there are alternative methods to check your PF balance. Dial "011-229014016" from your linked mobile phone to receive your balance. Alternatively, you can visit the EPFO website and follow the steps provided to check your balance by entering your PF account number, name, and verified mobile number.

Checking PF Balance for Exempted Establishments: For employees of exempted establishments or private trusts, the EPF contribution is managed by the respective company's trust rather than the EPFO. Therefore, the EPF balance can only be obtained from the company's trust, and the EPFO is not linked to these accounts. Employees of exempted establishments can check their PF balance by referring to their payslips or PF slips, accessing the employee portal of the company, contacting the HR department, or tracking their EPF contributions.

Transferring PF Balance: To transfer your PF balance from one account to another, including when changing jobs or switching EPFO offices, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your EPF account using your UAN and password.

  2. Navigate to the "One Member – One EPF Account (Transfer Request)" option in the "Online Services" section.

  3. Select the appropriate employer for attesting the transfer request form and generate an OTP.

  4. Submit the filled-out transfer request form to your selected employer and wait for digital approval and tracking updates.

  5. In some cases, you may need to download and submit the Transfer Claim Form (Form 13) to your employer to complete the transfer process.

Importance of e-Nomination: While e-Nomination for the PF account is not mandatory, it is advisable to nominate someone who will receive the amount in the event of death or permanent disability. The e-Nomination process is simple and can be done online through the EPF portal by logging in with your UAN and password.

Conclusion:

Checking and managing your PF account balance is now more accessible than ever before. By utilizing SMS services, missed call facilities, online portals, and offline methods, you can easily track your PF balance and ensure the security of your savings.


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