How to Check Your SASSA Status Using the Moya App?

The Moya messaging app provides a free way to check the status of your SASSA grant application or existing grant. With the app, you can view your status without any internet data costs.

This step-by-step guide will explain how to use the Moya app to check your SASSA status from your phone.

Introduction to Moya App

Moya is a free instant messaging app developed by biNu in partnership with multiple mobile networks like MTN, Vodacom and Cell C.

Key features include:

  • Data-free messaging and app use, even without airtime or data credit.
  • Access to helpful services like SASSA status checks.
  • Secure encrypted messages and user data.
  • Available on Android, iPhone and USSD.

The app provides affordable digital access to millions of South Africans.

Checking SASSA Status Through Moya

Moya allows you to easily look up your SASSA grant status with these steps:

1. Download Moya App

Search for “Moya Messenger” on Google Play or App Store and install on your phone. The app icon looks like a purple chat bubble.

2. Open Moya and Select Services

Open the Moya app once installed. From the home screen, tap on “Discovery” then “Services”.

3. Choose SASSA Status Option

Under Services, look for the “SRD Zero-Rated” section and tap on “Application Status”. This will open the SASSA status check.

4. Enter Your Details

On the SASSA status page, enter your 13-digit South African ID number and the mobile number used in your grant application.

5. Tap Submit

Once your ID and mobile number are entered, tap “Submit” to lookup your status.

6. View Your SASSA Status

Your grant status should then display on the screen – including whether it is approved, pending or rejected.

Benefits of Using Moya for SASSA Status

Checking your status through Moya offers these key benefits:

  • Free to use – No mobile data or airtime used when accessing Moya services.
  • Works offline – You can check your status even without an internet connection.
  • Private – Encrypted messaging keeps your personal info secure.
  • Convenient – Easy access anytime, anywhere from your phone.
  • Reliable – Pulls real-time status updates directly from SASSA.
  • Accessible – Available on all basic phones, not just smartphones.

How to Interpret Your SASSA Status

When checking your status on Moya, common responses include:

  • Approved – Your grant application was successful.
  • Pending – Your application is still being processed.
  • Rejected – You did not meet the grant requirements.
  • Cancelled – Your existing grant has been cancelled.
  • Payment Date – The specific date you will receive funds monthly.


Moya provides an easy and data-free way to look up your SASSA grant status on your phone, even without airtime or internet access. Just download the app, enter your ID and mobile number, and view your real-time status. This allows you to conveniently monitor and manage your SASSA grant application or existing grant payments.

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