How to check PF balance using SMS
Though there are several ways one can do this, the simplest one here is checking it using SMS from your smartphone. In this how-to guide, we will tell you how you can get your PF account details right on your smartphone via SMS.
To do this, there are a few things that one needs to take care of before proceeding with the steps. First, ensure that the UAN is activated, this can be done via visiting the EPFO website and following the simple steps. Another thing you need to have is SMS service on your smartphone.
Assuming both the things are taken care of, let’s proceed with the steps
Open Messaging app on your smartphone
Type EPFOHO <space> UAN in the message box
Send it to ‘7738299899’
After this, the user will receive an SMS with all the details, including PF balance.
In case, the UAN is not activated, simply head to EPFO website and click on Activate UAN option from the bottom. After this, fill in all the necessary details such as UAN number (usually found on the top of payslip), date of birth, mobile number and Captcha and then press Get Authentication PIN.
Once the OTP is received on the given phone number, enter it and then click Validate OTP and Activate UAN.
Do note that it might take 6-7 hours to activate the UAN.
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