Can I Check My SASSA Balance on My Phone?

Millions of South Africans depend on essential social grants from the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) for their livelihood. This comprehensive guide provides instructions for SASSA beneficiaries on checking balances by phone, details on available grants, and steps to check application status online.

Check Your SASSA Balance Using Mobile Phone

You can quickly check your remaining SASSA grant balance using your mobile phone. Here is a step-by-step walkthrough:

  1. Using your mobile phone, dial 1203210#
  2. Listen to the prompts and select option 1 for “Balance Enquiry”
  3. Enter your 13-digit South African ID number when prompted
  4. Follow the remaining voice prompts to receive your current SASSA grant balance

Note that your network provider may charge a small fee for using USSD balances. Ensure you are in an area with good network coverage for successful balance checks.

Overview of SASSA Grants Available in South Africa

The South African Social Security Agency, known as SASSA, is a government agency mandated to provide comprehensive social security services to South African citizens.

SASSA was established in 2005 with the aim of improving citizens’ access to social grants and lifting vulnerable populations out of poverty. It delivers services through regional offices and partners with NGOs to reach marginalized communities.

The following types of grants are provided by SASSA nationally:

Step-by-Step Guide to Checking Your SASSA Application Status

Both new and existing SASSA applicants can easily check the status of their grant applications through the official online platforms:

To check SRD grant application status:

  1. Go to the SRD Grant Status website
  2. Scroll down and click “Check My Status Now”
  3. Enter your ID number and validation code
  4. Your SRD grant application status will display

To check permanent grant application status:

  1. Visit the SASSA Online Status page
  2. Enter your 13-digit South African ID number
  3. Input the mobile number used during grant application
  4. Click “Track My Application” to see your grant status

Checking your status regularly for updates can help ensure your application is progressing smoothly. Reach out to SASSA directly for any concerns.

Tips for SASSA Applicants to Get Faster Approval

Here are some tips to help expedite your SASSA grant application approval:

  • Provide complete and accurate details in your initial application
  • Use reputable contact details for any employers or witnesses listed
  • Respond promptly if SASSA requests any additional documentation
  • Follow up after 60 days if your application is still pending
  • Keep your contact details updated so SASSA can reach you easily

While waiting in pending status can be frustrating, be assured SASSA is working to process all applications as fast as possible. With preparation and patience, you can move through to approval smoothly.

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