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5 ways to check provident fund (PF) balance with or without universal account number

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At the start of a new financial year, one important financial task that an employee may want to do is to find out how much provident fund balance he or she has.

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 Every month, an employee makes a fixed contribution of 12 per cent of basic salary towards the PF account and the employer contributes an equal amount.

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There are various methods to check the PF balance without having to visit the PF office or asking the employer.

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Here are 5 ways to check your employee provident fund (EPF) balance.

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On accessing the EPFO website, click on ‘Member Passbook’ under the section for employees. By logging with your UAN and password, you can view the PF passbook.

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The break-up of employee and employer contribution will be shown along with opening and closing balance. The PF interest earned and any PF transfer amount will also be shown.

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 In case there are more than one provident fund number attached to your UAN, all of them will be shown.

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 You need to click on the specific member ID to know the balance of that PF account.

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One can also log on to Unified Portal with your UAN and password and open the PF passbook to view the provident fund balance.

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You can view the PF contributions for different financial years.

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You can use the SMS service to know the EPF balance on mobile. To use the service, you need to send SMS EPFOHO UAN ENG to 7738299899.

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 To know PF balance without UAN, sending SMS will be of use. One just needs to send SMS at 7738299899 but make sure it is from your registered mobile number.

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 After sending the SMS, one will receive the last PF contribution and also the balance details of the member specific to your KYC details.

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