How to Check SASSA Balance

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 does not work, then try the following:

  1. Dial *120*69277# on your phone
  2. Follow the prompts

Check Your SASSA Balance Using WhatsApp

  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.

You can also check the current status on the official SASSA website here: 

SASSA is an entity of the Department of Social Development responsible for administering social assistance in terms of Section 3 of the Social Assistance Act. 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 setup the special Covid-19 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 at the Sassa website here:


What if my application has been rejected?

If you’re SRD application is rejected, you can make an appeal on the SRD website.

“For declined applications, the client can submit a request for reconsideration through the website under the tab: application for reconsideration”.

In the last round of applications, Sassa directed appeals to be sent to,

September 2021 SASSA Application Status Update

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has reported that nine million 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.

From September 22nd you can collect your R350 from Pick n Pay & Boxer stores. You will need to have received the SMS to say your grant is ready. Make sure your bring your cellphone and ID to the store when you collect. Remember, only visit after you have received an SMS telling you your grant is ready. 

Please check back for future updates.

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