Universal Account Number (UAN) is the account where employees’ provident fund (EPF) deposits are made. In many companies, salaried employees are given EPF as a benefit that saves taxes and adds to long-term savings. Many employees are aware of money being added to their PF deposits but don’t often know where this money is and how to access it. To check the PF balance, you need to activate your UAN first.
Go to the EPFO website and click Activate UAN on the bottom-right corner of the page. Key in your UAN, name, date of birth, mobile number, and the captcha text. Then click Get Authorization Pin. You will now get a one-time password (OTP) on your mobile number. Copy it. Verify all the details on the EPFO page, and tick the check-box next to I Agree. Paste the OTP from your phone next to Enter OTP and click Validate OTP and Activate UAN.