Now, you don't need to login to the EPFO portal and provide details. SMS based UAN activation facility is useful for those who know how to use the smartphone and M-epf app.
This facility is available to those who have activated their UAN number. To get EPF balance status by SMS, the member should use only your UAN registered mobile number.
The user has to send SMS to 7738299899. Once it is activated, then the members will receive the alerts such as credit alerts, passbooks, etc.
The message format should be like; EPFOHO UAN . Here LAN refers to first three letters of the preferred language. If it is English, you can send SMS as EPFOHO UAN .
You can receive the balance in different languages. Currently, EPFO provides an option to receive SMS in 10 languages. Following are the allowed languages to receive SMS:
Once you send the message to this number 7738299899, EPFO will send you, the member details available with it along with details of the KYC, last contribution, and total EPF balance. What Is EPF App? How To Use M-epf to view EPF Balance?
If you not have received the SMS then you can contact your current employer for queries. For further assistance with UAN/KYC queries, members may contact EPFO Toll-Free No. 1800118005 from 09:15 AM to 05:45 PM on all seven days. 11 Reasons Why You Should Have A PF Account?
UAN stands for Universal Account Number. This is allotted by EPFO to each employee. UAN will help the member to view details of all the Member Identification Numbers (Member Id) linked to it.
EPF balance amount refers to the cash that is present in your EPF account. Knowing EPF balance helps to calculate the retirement fund of the member. EPF balance consists of the amount deducted every month from your salary and the amount that contributes to your EPF account by your employer. Knowing the status of your PF account is also important when you need to withdraw the partial amount. EPFO Made PF Withdrawal Easy: Here Are Facts To Know