In the last two articles, we saw how to get your UAN details and how to use your UAN number to get your PF and EPS balance. But what if you want to add nomination to your PF account? Or, update your mobile number?
Unlike our parents who had to visit PF office and fill various forms to do that, we can make such changes online within a matter of a few minutes. Let’s see how to do that.
Add Nomination Details To Your PF Account
You can easily add/delete/edit details of nominees in your PF account. But in order to do that you need to first have your photo added to your UAN profile!
Here are the steps to do that.
Step 1: Login to UAN Portal
Step 2: Go to View section and click on Profile
Step 3: Add your passport size photo in the designated section
Step 4: Now go to Manage section and click on E-Nomination
Step 5: Click on View to see the existing nomination and if you want to edit that or add new nominees, click on Edit
Step 6: Once done with the changes, click on Save. The status of your request will be in the Pending state until the changes are made in the backend by the EPFO department.
Update Contact Details with EPFO
There could be cases where your phone number is not updated with EPFO, which is a must if you want to get your PF balance through SMS or Missed Call. Using the following steps you can make necessary changes.
Step 1: Login to UAN Portal
Step 2: Go to Manage section and click on Contact Details.
Step 3: Tick mark the box next to ‘Change Mobile Number‘ and provide the new mobile number.
Step 4: An OTP will be sent to the new mobile number which you need to provide in the next screen. Click ‘Save Changes‘ and you are done.
You can use the same steps to update your email id as well.
Once you update your phone number you will start getting a notification message from EPFO every time your employer makes a deposit in your PF account.
But here is a concern!
EPFO does not send any notification message on your old number to confirm the changes. So, if someone gets access to your login details they can change the registered phone number and you won’t even know! I hope EPFO will look into this loophole and fix it. Given the kind of sensitive information that EPFO has, they should introduce 2-fac authentication to improve security.
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When not writing blogs, Anshul could be found working on interesting data analytics problems at Uber. Though he does not have a degree in finance – he holds a B.Tech degree from NIT Jaipur – his interest in the field has made him learn the nuances of personal finance management, which he shares through this platform.