How to Check SASSA Balance (2024)

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You can check your SASSA balance via your phone by following the below steps:

  1. Dial*120*3210# on your phone
  2. Follow the prompts

If the above USSD code and balance check do not work, then try the following:

  1. Dial *120*69277# on your phone
  2. Follow each step
  3. You should then get an SMS notification

Status Check Your SASSA Balance Using WhatsApp via Cell Phone

You can check your SASSA status using WhatsApp on your cellular phone:

  1. Send the word “Sassa” to the Sassa WhatsApp application number – 082 046 8553
  2. Reply with the text “Status
  3. Reply “Yes” if you have reference number.
  4. Reply with your mobile number used when applying for the grant.
  5. Reply with your reference number.

Grant applicants can also check the current SRD grant application status on the official SASSA website here:

Applicants can also check the current SRD grant application status on the official SASSA website using the online dashboard link here:

SASSA is an entity of the Department of Social Development Agency responsible for administering social assistance in terms of Section 3 of the Social Assistance Act. This mainly involves providing benefits and grant money to grant recipients. You can follow them on twitter @OfficialSASSA for the latest news and email updates directly from the organisation.

SASSA provides South Africans with a number of social grants from care dependent and child support to disability and war veterans.

The department recently set up the special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant more commonly known as the SRD R350 grant. This is a grant of R350 per month for 6 months which is to be paid to individuals who are currently unemployed, do not receive any form of income, social grant or UIF payment. You can find out more about the Covid SRD R350 grant including the application process and eligibility criteria at the SASSA website here:

SASSA will be managing all R350 Grant Applications and social grant payments.

What if my application for grant payment has been rejected?

Some people are finding when they do the status check that their grant payment is being declined with a response ‘Registered at SARS for PAYE’ or ‘Receiving a source of income’. It must be noted that according to SASSA requirements, in order to qualify for the grant, the applicant needs to be unemployed (and not have any source of income). As well as not receiving UIF or any other grants.

However,as of July 2021, this does not include people receiving a child support grant. SASSA have reported that when an application is currently declined, it is usually as the applicant has an income greater than R595 / month, excluding any child grant.

If you’re SRD application is rejected, you can make an appeal on the SRD website. As stated, for declined applications, the client can submit a service request for reconsideration through the website under the tab: application for reconsideration.

Details of your R350 grant status and outstanding payments can be seen below. Check to see if you are eligible in thecurrent grant payment cycle.

In the last round of applications, SASSA directed appeals and questions to be sent to

SASSA R350 Grant Application Status Update

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu made a statement to say that nine million people South African people have applied for the SASSA Covid SRD R350 grant. There have been reports of long queues at pay points where the R350 is being paid (due to the millions of applications) The minister recommends that users provide their bank account details where possible so the R350 can be paid directly into their accounts. Providing you banking details as a payment method can speed up the cash payments. Most grant recipients have been using the money for food.

From September 22nd, as well as the Post Office, you can also collect your R350 social relief grant from Pick n Pay & Boxer stores in South Africa. You will need to have received the SMS to say your grant is ready. Make sure you bring your cellular phone and ID to the store when you collect. This means that there will be access to cash for those people who do not have a bank account. Payments can also be received via Bank Mobile Money Transfers.

Remember, only visit after you have received an SMS telling you your grant is ready.

Going forward, use the following link to check the latest R350 SRD Payment Dates.

SASSA Contact Details

Twitter: @OfficialSASSA
Facebook: @SASSANewsZA

Government COVID-19 response support
SASSA Offices Toll Free Contact Number: 0800 60 10 11

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