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How can you check your provident fund account balance online?

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It is possible to check your provident fund account balance by registering online on the official Government of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Employees' Provident Fund Organization India website. Members can also register online to obtain a Universal Account Number and view their EPF account passbook.

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The EPFO India website allows members to check the balance in their provident fund account up to the date the accounts have been updated, including the latest approved transactions of settlements, advances and transfers. Users must first select the state, city and EPFO office where their accounts are maintained. Members must then enter their provident fund account number, name and mobile phone number. After successful submission of the form, details are sent by SMS to the mobile phone number provided, states the official website, EPFIndia.com.

Members can register for a Universal Account Number on EPFO India to access a number of facilities through a single window. Users with a UAN can register online to view their EPFO account passbook and check their provident fund account balance. Members can use their mobile phone number and any identification such as PAN, AADHAR, National Population Register, bank account or voter ID. A passport or driving license can also be used to register and thereafter to log in to the website. Multiple identifications can be added along with one mobile phone number to log in to the portal and check the provident fund account balance, according to EPFO India.

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