What is UAN and how to find your Universal Account Number (UAN)?
We have to discuss about provident fund (PF) before knowing about Universal account Number (UAN). We will also see how to find Universal Account Number.
Provident fund or the Employee provident fund is a benefit given to employees of the organizations in India. Usually 12.5 percent of the employee’s basic salary is contributed to go towards long term savings and the equal amount is matched by employers in most of the cases.
Now let us see that is UAN?
In order to check your PF balance, you need a number called Universal Account Number (UAN). This UAN is allotted to every PF contribution by Employees provident fund organization (EPFO). UAN helps to keep track of provident fund time to time. The UAN also helps you when you move across organizations. Share your UAN with the new employer and the PF contribution starts reflecting under your UAN.
How to find Universal Account Number?
Most of the cases, UAN is mentioned on pay slip (salary slip). However it is not mentioned in some cases, in such cases how to find Universal Account Number? Well here are the steps to find UAN:
- Log on to EPFO portal.
- Click on “Know your UAN Status”. (You can find this under important links/just below sign in)
- You will see an option to find UAN by using your PF number or Aadhaar or the PAN. Select any of these details and look for UAN.
- Enter details on page. Example your name, date of Birth, registered phone number, email address and captcha.
- Click “Get Authorization PIN.
- From the following page, click the box “I Agree”.
- Wait to receive an SMS on your registered phone number from EPFO. Once you receive the message, look for OTP.
- Enter OTP on EPFO website.
- Click Validate OTP and get your UAN.
Universal Account Number:
It is usually a 12 digit number that every employer contributing to PF has or gets from provident fund organisation. This UAN remains same throughout life. UAN remains same even if you change job. Every time you change your job you get a new member identification number however these IDs will still be linked to same UAN.
You get new member identification number every time you change your job however these IDs will be linked to same UAN.