EPFO EPF Account: If you want to file a nomination for your Employees Provident Fund (EPF) account, your mobile number must be linked to UAN. Apart from this, it is also necessary to link the mobile number to know the balance and contribution of your PF account and to withdraw money from PF.
EPFO EPF Account: If you want to file a nomination for your Employees Provident Fund (EPF) account, your mobile number must be linked to UAN. Apart from this, it is also necessary to link the mobile number to know the balance and contribution of your PF account and to withdraw money from PF. It is important to link the mobile number with UAN because for any online work on the EPFO site, OTP is registered on the mobile number only. Here we are telling you how to link mobile number with UAN.
How to link EPF UAN with mobile number
Step 1 – First of all go to EPFO India website https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/index.php and click on ‘For Employees’.
Step 2 – After this click on Member UAN Online Service.
Step 3 – Login using your UAN and password.
Step 4 – Click on ‘Contact details’ in Manage.
Step 5 – Click on Verify and change the mobile number.
Step 6 – Type the mobile number linked to Aadhaar and click on Get OTP and submit.
If you do not have your previous number then you will have to register the mobile number with Aadhaar. After this, click on Forgot Password on the login page. Enter UAN and captcha code and provide information like name, date of birth etc. Enter the captcha code and mobile number linked to Aadhaar and click on OTP.
Benefits of linking mobile number to UAN
Information about PF balance of employees and contribution of employer or company comes on the registered mobile number. If you have not updated your new number, your contribution and balance information will go to the old number. It is possible that that old number is being used by a new person. Due to this, your PF information can also go to the wrong person. You can file e-Nominee and claim using only the mobile number which is linked to your Aadhaar. To update any KYC, the mobile number linked to Aadhaar is necessary.
This is how you can know the balance
UAN active members can know their new PF contribution and EPFO PF balance by sending an SMS to 7738299899 from their registered mobile number. You have to write EPFOHO UAN and send it to 7738299899. SMS has to be sent only from the mobile number registered on UAN. EPFO sends the message of EPFO balance and contribution every month only to the mobile number with KYC updated. This service is available in 10 languages.