How to check pension status on EPFO portal: Here's a step-by-step guide

Any EPF pensioner can get the PPO number using either the bank account number or PF number


A PPO number can also be used to make payment enquiries and lodge grievances on the EPFO portal

BS Web Team New Delhi
When the Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS) pensioners retire, they are allotted a  12-digit Pension Payment Order (PPO) number. The PPO code is unique for every Employee Provident Fund (EPF) subscriber or pensioner and it works as a reference number for any communication made to the Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO).

With the help of the 12-digit PPO number, EPS subscribers can check their pension status on the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) website.

What is Pension Payment Order (PPO)?

According to the CPAO, "In each PPO, the first five digits indicate the code number of the PPO Issuing Authority, the

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First Published: Oct 27 2022 | 6:04 PM IST

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