How To Find EPF Balance Online?

If you are working in a private or a non-pensionable public sector, you must be aware of the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) scheme. It is a fund run by the Government of India to which both the employee and the employer contribute 12% of the monthly basic salary of the employee each month. The employee gets this amount + interest on this amount after the retirement.

Though the employee gets this amount only after the retirement (you can even get it before the retirement in some cases), it is very likely that they would want to know the balance in their EPF account from time to time.

Till some months ago this was a very difficult process. But in July 2011, EPFO (Employee Provident Fund Organization) made these details available online. So, now you can easily find the balance in your EPF account from the comfort of your home.

How To Find The EPF Balance Online?

Before we start, keep your PF account number handy, as you will need it. It is generally given in your monthly salary slip. If not, you can contact your finance department. This is how a PF account number looks like:


Now follow the steps given below to find your EPF balance online:

  • Go to
  • Select your PF office state from the dropdown as shown below.Check your PF account number to find your office state. For example, if your PF account number is AP/Hyd/xxx then your PF office state is AP and the Office Name is Hyderabad.
    As of today, PF balance information is available for 119 offices given in this list:
  • Clicking on the Office Name will open up a new page as shown below. Enter your PF Account Number, Name and Mobile Number in the respective fields.

    In the PF Account Number field, first two cells are auto-filled. 3rd cell is for the Establishment Code, 4th cell is the Extension Code (not applicable for everyone) and 5th cell is the Account Number.

    Example: If your PF account number is AP/HYD/1234/9876, then 1234 is the Establishment Code (3rd cell) and 9876 is the Account Number (5th cell). Leave the 4th cell blank. 
    If, however, your PF account number is AP/HYD/1234/A/9876, then write 1234 in 3rd cell, A in 4th cell and 9876 in 5th cell.
  • Once you click on Submit, you will get an SMS on your mobile with your PF balance in the following format:

    EPF Balance in A/C No. AP/HYD/1234/9876 is EE Amt: Rs. XXXX, ER Amt: Rs YYYY as on DD-MM-YYYY (Account updated upto 31-03-2011)

    Here, EE is the Employee Contribution,
    ER is the Employer Contribution,
    and Account Updated indicates the date up to which the balance is updated.

    This amount also includes the interest earned over the period.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why Is ER Balance Less Than EE Balance?

    You’ll notice that the ER balance is much less than the EE balance, even though the employee and the employer contribute equal amount towards the EPF.

    The reason for this difference is that a part of the employer contribution (8.33% of the basic salary, up to a maximum of Rs 541/-) goes towards the EPS fund (Employee Pension Scheme). After the age of 58, you start receiving this amount on a monthly basis as your pension. Let us understand this with a simple example:

    Say, your basic salary is Rs 10,000/-.

    Then, your contribution towards EPF= 12% of 10,000= Rs 1,200/-

    Employer Contribution= 12% of 10,000= Rs 1,200/-

    A part of Employer Contribution goes towards EPS. This is 8.33% of the basic or Rs 541/-, whichever is less.

    So, in our example Rs 541/- will be contributed towards EPS (since 8.33% of 10,000 is Rs 833/-, which is greater than Rs 541/-)

    The remaining amount from the Employer Contribution will go to EPF. So, the net contribution of Employer towards EPF is
    1200-541= Rs 659/-

  • I am getting the error: “Invalid Member Id/Data Not Updated”

    If you have recently joined an organization, you might get this error, because the records are not updated in real time. Wait for a few months for your record to get updated in the database.

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29 Responses to “How To Find EPF Balance Online?”

  1. Smita
    September 17, 2012 at 5:32 am #

    My EE Amt Rs.2035 and ER Rs.622
    Then what will be my Full PF Amount?

    • POONAM
      January 31, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

      Dear your amt will be arround 5600/-.

    December 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    BUt my PF number is like this AP/HYDxxxx/xxxx. .x is a number… No alphabet is there in between…How to type this in that site.I tried a lot cobinations.thanks

    January 28, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    My EPF No Is GR/VSP/0011720/198 please send my Epf Balance

  4. VJ
    February 16, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    An excellent post that describes very specific and detailed steps to find out EPF balances. Thanks for this info, much appreciated!

    • Anshul
      February 21, 2013 at 11:08 am #

      Thanks VJ :)

      • prathap
        May 14, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

        my PF number is AP/XXXXX/XXX. this is not in the specified format as u mention. can u help me to know my PF number

  5. Manmohan tandan
    February 25, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

    Can i open our epf mony befor resgin our company.please give me solution.

  6. Balakrishna Akkala
    February 28, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    Its really usefull. Thank you somuch.

    March 1, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    My EE amount is Rs. 1289 and ER amount is Rs. 393 as on 4/2/13.
    What will be the PF total amount for 1 year?

    March 15, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    My EE Amt Rs.1289 and ER Rs.393
    Then what will be my Full PF Amount?

  9. HARI
    March 23, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    Thanks for usefull information… now i understand how to check PF number online…
    -HARI, Hyderabad

  10. chardham yatra
    March 27, 2013 at 12:13 am #

    Very nice post .. Thank you..

  11. D y Vora
    March 30, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    My EPF was deducting from an organization or 1.75 yrs
    I have joined new organization which is in other state so they gave me new EPF account no

    Should I close my older account and withdraw all my money from it?

    My Balance in Older acc: EE: Rs.7483 and ER: Rs.2285
    What will be the amt I will recieve when i wihdraw from above?

    Plese reply.

  12. V
    April 2, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    My EE amount is 25000 and ER is 10000, what will be my total pf amount?

  13. Dilip Kumar
    April 16, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    this is my PF no please give me the how much balance i have PB/27720/5120

  14. Anjali
    May 7, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    hi .i did enter all the information 30 min back, but have not received any message for my a/c info yet. pls help.

  15. syedimranillahi
    May 29, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    my EE amt:1485 and ER amt is 456 i worked in xyz organization for 13 month.
    Can any one tell me how much pf i will get.

  16. pradeep
    June 21, 2013 at 7:38 am #

    i did enter all the information at 7.30am. but i did not get any sms.
    pls reply.

    July 3, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    how to find EPF balance.

  18. Harry
    July 19, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    [[I am getting the error: “Invalid Member Id/Data Not Updated”
    If you have recently joined an organization, you might get this error, because the records are not updated in real time. Wait for a few months for your record to get updated in the database.]]

    But i am working in the oraganization from September 2011, now also EPFO/member balance page shows the same error. Till date nobody in the organization have been able to view the balance online or manually by visiting the PF Office,Hyd.

    What should I do to know the balance in anyways??

  19. C.ARUN
    August 13, 2013 at 8:32 pm #


  20. yuvraj
    September 10, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    Employ provident fund organisation web site is getting open. That i have seen many times but don’t know where to click for checking the account status… Please help …?????

  21. yuvraj karan
    September 10, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    Employ provident fund organisation web site is getting open. That i have seen many times but don’t know where to click for checking the account status. i am trying to contact pf department and they are not piking the phone. i belongs to Punjab and its not a easy task for me to be there is gurgaon for checking the account status… Please help…????

    • yuvraj karan
      September 10, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

      it was new site for me but after checking it got the information. thanks..

  22. Dhananjay
    December 25, 2013 at 3:44 am #

    Very useful , i got what i wanted to know.

  23. sudheer
    January 22, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

    in my office they given my pf no is Mh/200073/7249
    how to find my pf balance

  24. vikram
    January 28, 2014 at 3:59 am #

    How will we get EPS back when we are 58 years. Do we need to apply again at that age at PF office? Also how will they pay EPS, is it one time or monthly basis. As most of us will not be using same account at the age of 58

  25. Dilip P Deshpande
    May 13, 2014 at 5:30 pm #

    There was regular deduction towards EPS from my employer contribution even for four monthe after my completion of 58years. When I applied for the pension the EPS office replied that as I have not completed 10years service contribution to EPS I am not entitled for the EPS. I have contributed for 9 years & 8 months till 58 years of my age.
    What will happen to the amount deducted so far towards EPS? How I can get it back?

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