If you have an old PF number and want to check your PF balance, you can do so easily with the help of the Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). The EPFO is the government body responsible for managing the Provident Fund (PF) accounts of employees in India. In this article, we will discuss the steps you need to take to check your PF balance with your old PF number. We will also discuss the various methods available to you to check your PF balance. By the end of this article, you should have a better understanding of how to check your PF balance with your old PF number.
How to Check PF Balance with Old PF Number
If you have an old PF number, you can check your PF balance by visiting the EPFO website. On the homepage, click on the ‘Our Services’ tab and select ‘For Employees’. Under the ‘Services’ section, click on the ‘Member Passbook’ option. You will be redirected to a new page where you will need to enter your UAN, old PF number, and captcha code. Once you have entered the details, click on the ‘Get OTP’ button. You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number. Enter the OTP and click on the ‘Validate OTP and get Member Passbook’ button. Your PF balance will be displayed on the screen.
To check your PF balance with the old PF number give a missed call to ✆ 01122901406 (or) send an SMS to 7738299899 by typing “EPFOHO UAN” (or) first find your UAN using your old PF account number and then download your PF passbook using the UAN.
1. How to know Old PF Balance by Missed Call
Just give a missed call to ✆0112290106 from your PF registered mobile number and within 1-2 minutes you will receive your PF balance details as a message on your mobile.
2. How to Know Old PF Balance by SMS
Type EPFOHO UAN in your mobile and send this SMS to 7738299299 from your PF registered mobile number, then within 1-2 minutes, you will receive your PF balance details.
To get your PF details in your regional languages add these codes after UAN.
Example: EPFOHO UAN HIN
But to know PF balance using missed call (or) SMS option your mobile number should be linked with your PF account, otherwise, you will not receive your PF balance details.
Earlier EPFO used to have a website where the EPF members were able to check their PF balance just by entering their PF member ID, but now that website is replaced by the EPF passbook portal, and it needs your UAN to check your PF balance.
Fortunately, if you have your PF number with you (either old or new) then first you need to find your UAN, once you find your UAN, then you can link your mobile number with your PF account and you can check your PF balance easily.
3. How to Know UAN Number from PF account number
- Step 1: Go to the UAN member portal website, and click on the know your UAN option.
- Step 2: Now enter your mobile number and type the captcha and click on OTP.
- Step 3: Now enter the OTP received to your mobile number and verify it.
- Step 4: Now enter your name, DOB and select the PF member ID option.
- Step 5: Now enter your PF account number details.
- Step 6: Finally type the captcha and click on show my UAN. Now you can see your UAN on the screen.
Read this to know more details about how to find forgotten UAN.
But for the above process you need to know your new PF number format, here is the process to find it.
How to Convert Your Old PF Number to New PF Number Format
Step 1: If your PF number is like this MH/92678/09XX5 then it is in old PF number format, to convert it into a new PF number format go to the EPFO establishment search website.
Step 2: Enter your company name in the name of the establishment field, and type the captcha and click on search. (No need to enter establishment code)
Step 3: Now find your company in the list and see the establishment id, for this add your last 5 digits of your old PF number with Two Zeros in front of it.
In this example, the old PF number is: MH/92678/09XX5
The new PF number format is: KDMAL00926780000009XX5
To know more information about your PF number format read this: Know more details about PF number format.
To conclude, to know your PF balance either your mobile number has to be linked with your PF account (or) at least you have to know your UAN. These are the only methods that are working right now. So follow the above step carefully and know your PF balance.
1. What is the difference between the old PF number format and the new PF number format?
Old PF number formats consist only of Three parts like state code, establishment code, and employee PF member id, whereas new PF account numbers consist of Five parts like region code, office code, establishment code, establishment extension, and employee PF member id.
2. Can I check my PF balance online with my PF account number?
No, you cannot check your PF balance only with your PF account number online.
3. How to activate my old PF number?
To activate your old PF number first find your UAN and then activate that UAN by using activate UAN option in the UAN portal. (Here activation means you can set a password to your PF account to avail online services on the UAN portal).
Now, whenever you join in a new job then give your UAN, and transfer your old PF account to your new PF account (or) you can also withdraw your old PF amount.
How to Check PF Balance with Old PF Number
If you have an old Provident Fund (PF) number, you may be wondering how to check your PF balance. Fortunately, it is easy to check your PF balance with your old PF number. Here are the steps you need to take to check your PF balance.
Step 1: Visit the EPFO Website
The first step is to visit the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) website. This is the official website of the EPFO, which is the government body responsible for managing the Provident Fund. On the website, you will find a link to the ‘Know Your PF Balance’ page.
Step 2: Enter Your Details
Once you are on the ‘Know Your PF Balance’ page, you will need to enter your details. This includes your name, date of birth, and your old PF number. Once you have entered all the details, click on the ‘Submit’ button.
Step 3: View Your PF Balance
Once you have submitted your details, you will be able to view your PF balance. The page will show you the current balance in your PF account, as well as the details of any recent transactions. You can also view the details of any withdrawals or deposits that have been made in the past.
Step 4: Download Your PF Passbook
If you want to view a detailed record of your PF transactions, you can download your PF passbook. This is a detailed record of all the transactions that have been made in your PF account. To download your passbook, click on the ‘Download Passbook’ link on the ‘Know Your PF Balance’ page.
Checking your PF balance with your old PF number is easy. All you need to do is visit the EPFO website, enter your details, and view your PF balance. You can also download your PF passbook to view a detailed record of your PF transactions.