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The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) provides social grants to eligible citizens in need. If you receive a grant from SASSA, such as the State Old Age Grant, Disability Grant, Child Support Grant, Foster Child Grant, or others, it’s important to regularly check the status of your grant and confirm your balance. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to check your SASSA grant status and balance using the SASSA SRD website.

Checking Your SASSA Grant Status

To check the status of your SASSA grant:

  1. Go to the SASSA SRD website at
  2. Click on “Login” in the top right corner.
  3. Enter your ID number and password. These are the same login details you used when applying for your grant.
  4. After logging in, your dashboard will display your grant status, including whether your grant is approved, declined, or pending.
  5. If your application status is pending, you can track its progress until a final decision is made.

Checking Your SASSA Balance

To check your current SASSA grant balance:

  1. Follow steps 1-3 above to log into your SASSA SRD account.
  2. Your account dashboard will display your available balance.
  3. This balance reflects any funds loaded onto your SASSA card account, minus any withdrawals.
  4. If you don’t see your latest deposit, click “Refresh” to update the balance.
  5. You can also view your last 10 transactions to confirm deposits and withdrawals.

People Also Ask

How do I activate my SASSA card?

Call the toll-free SASSA card activation number 0800 601 011 from your registered cellphone number. Follow prompts to activate. You’ll need your 13-digit card number ready.

Where can I spend my SASSA grant money?

SASSA grants can be spent at any retailer or merchant that accepts SASSA card payments. This includes grocery stores, clothing shops, restaurants, etc. Look for the SASSA card accepted sign.

What is the SASSA payment cycle?

SASSA grants are paid monthly according to the payment cycle schedule. You can find the payment dates for your grant on the SASSA website. Payments are made early in the month for Older Persons, Disability grants, and others.

How do I report a lost or stolen SASSA card?

Call the SASSA toll-free fraud hotline on 0800 601 011 immediately to report a lost or stolen card. They will block the card to prevent unauthorized use while you apply for a new replacement card from SASSA.

How can I view my SASSA grant application status?

Log into your SASSA online account at to view your application status. If pending, check regularly for updates until you receive the final outcome.


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