SASSA is the South African Social Security Agency, which is responsible for handling payments to economically vulnerable South Africans.
For a few years, SASSA has been tasked with paying a Social Relief of Distress grant of R350 to those in need as a way to help with their low-income situations. If you are applying to receive this grant, it is important to know how to make a SASSA status check.
In this article we will show you how to check your SASSA grant application status using the Agency’s website or apps in your smartphone. We will also tell you how to do this in person, using your phone, even when you are out of airtime.
Keep reading this article and learn more on how to make a SASSA status check!
How To Check Your Sassa Status Online
The most comprehensive way to check your SASSA status is accessing the Agency’s Social Relief of Distress “status” page. Once in the “status” page, you will have to type in your ID number and the phone number used during your grant application. When you finish typing this information, tap the “Submit” button to be able to see your status.
If you are looking for more information on your SRD R350 or other grants, you can do so on the Agency’s official website.
How To Make A Sassa Status Check Using Your Phone
If you want to check your SASSA grant application status via phone, you will need to type in a working USSD code. These codes are made of numbers and symbols, and after you type them you will need to hit the dial button to make them work.
The code to check your grant status is *120*3210#. If it doesn’t work, you can try typing *120*3737#. After you hit send, you will have to follow the instructions on the prompt that appear in your screen and fill in the required information. You will be able to check your status then.
If you do not have airtime, you can still check your grant status by typing a different USSD code. Using the code 120*69277#, you will be able to check your status for no money on any mobile network.
Check SASSA Status Via Whatsapp
If you wish to make a SASSA status check using Whatsapp, you will need to save the Agency’s contact number in your phone. The number is 082 046 8553, and after you have recorded it in your phone’s memory, you will need to:
• Message the contact number and type in the the word “SASSA”;
• After receiving the automated reply, type in the word “STATUS”;
• Answer “YES” when the automated reply asks if you have a reference number;
• Fill in your cellphone number
• Type in your reference number.
Remember that you have to contact SASSA using the same phone number you registered while applying for grants with the Agency. This number must have received the confirmation SMS so that security confirmation can be done before you try to access your SASSA status check on the phone.
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How To Check SASSA Grant Status Using Moya App
The Moya application for smartphones can also be used to check your grant status. After you download and install the app, go on the “Discovery” tab and select the SASSA SRD grant. Scroll down on the screen and tap the “Application status” button.
You will then need to type in your ID number and the phone number used to apply for the SRD grant. After you tap the “submit” button, you will be able to check your SASSA status.
If you are a user of some cellphone service providers, Moya can be used even when you have no airtime or data balance left. Check your phone plan if you decide to use this app to check on your SRD!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Is My Sassa R350 Still Pending?
If your SRD status is “pending”, that means your application or re-application hasn’t been approved yet. Your information still needs to be verified by SASSA to guarantee you are eligible for the benefit. Once you are approved, you will receive an SMS from SASSA on the phone number registered during grant application.
How Do You Check A R350 Grant 2022?
You can check your Social Relief of Distress R350 grant in 2022 using SASSA’s official website. You can also check your grant status using an ATM or via Whatsapp.
Is R350 Grant Permanent?
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has stated the payment of R350 grants will be made until March 2023. So it should be considered a temporary relief to be used while you plan for the future.