How to Check EPF Balance Through SMS?

These days, EPFO portal is no longer the only way to know your EPF balance. Government has also introduced SMS based facility to activate UAN. EPF members can use M-epf app in their smartphone to activate UAN.

If you have your UAN number, you can continue with SMS facility. You can use only your registered mobile number through UAN to check your EPF balance through SMS.

Language

You can now check your EPF status in different languages. There are ten languages to choose from. Here are the languages and their codes allowed by EPFO to get SMS –

  • English – ENG
  • Punjabi – PUN
  • Hindi – HIN
  • Malayalam – MAL
  • Telugu – TEL
  • Marathi – MAR
  • Gujarati – GUJ
  • Tamil – TAM
  • Kannada – KAN
  • Bengali – BEN

Format

The prescribed format for the message is something like – EPFOHO UAN. In this format, LAN refers to your preferred language defined in first three letters. Send your SMS as EPFOHO UAN if it is English.

Number

You can send SMS to 7738299899. Once your UAN is activated, you can get updates, such as passbooks, credit alerts etc.

Message from EPFO

Send the message to the above number and EPFO will send reply with all the details available. It will also send the KYC details, total EPF balance, and last contribution.

Toll-free Number

If you haven’t got the details through SMS, you may ask your employer for details. You may also contact the toll-free number of EPFO for further queries or assistance with KYC/UAN – 1800-118-005. The lines are open seven days a week from 9:15AM to 05:45PM.

UAN

UAN refers to Universal Account Number. EPFO allots this number to each employee. With this number, an employee can get the details of all Member ID (Member Identification Numbers) that are linked to it.

How to Check EPF Balance Through SMS?
  • How to Check EPF Balance Through SMS?

Summary

These days, EPFO portal is no longer the only way to know your EPF balance. Government has also introduced SMS based facility to activate UAN. EPF members can use M-epf app in their smartphone to activate UAN. You can send SMS to 7738299899

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