How to check my SASSA balance?

This blog post answers the question “How to check my SASSA balance?” by providing a step-by-step guide on how to check your Sassa balance using USSD short code, WhatsApp, and other means.

How to check Sassa balance using USSD Shortcode:

  • Dial *120*3210# on your cellphone and follow the prompts.
  • If the above USSD method does not work, dial *120*69277# and follow each step. You should then get an SMS notification.

How to check Sassa balance using WhatsApp:

  • Add the SASSA WhatsApp contact number to your phone: 082 046 8553.
  • Send the word “SASSA” to the SASSA WhatsApp number via the app.
  • Reply to the next message with the word “Status”.
  • If you have a reference number, reply to the next message with “Yes”.
  • Reply to the next message with your mobile number (this must be the same mobile number you used when applying for the grant).
  • Reply to the last message with your reference number.
  • USSD code: Dial 1203210# or 12069277# on your phone. Follow the prompts provided and you should receive an SMS with your current balance.
  • WhatsApp: Send the word “Sassa” to the number 082 046 8553 via WhatsApp. You will receive a return message with your balance information.

How to check Sassa balance using an ATM

  • Insert your SASSA card into any ATM. Enter your PIN and select “Account Balance” from the options. Your current balance will be displayed on the screen, and you can also request a printed receipt.

How to check Sassa balance using Online

  • Visit the official SASSA website for SRD grants:
  • Scroll down to “Application Status” and select “Click here to check online.”
  • Fill in your ID number and mobile number to log in. Your SASSA grant balance will be displayed securely.

Visit Your Nearest SASSA Office or Post Office to Inquire About Your SASSA Balance

To check your balance from the SASSA service center or Post office, you will need the following:

  • Your identity documents (e.g., ID card, passport, driver’s license)
  • Your SASSA application ID

SASSA representatives will ask you for your identity documents for verification. Once the verification is completed, they will provide the complete details about your application and your current SASSA balance.

It is important to check your balance regularly if you are a recent SASSA grant recipient or an existing grant holder. To check your balance, you only need your application ID and cell phone number that you used to submit your SASSA grant application.

Checking your balance helps you manage your money properly and inform SASSA promptly if there are any payment issues.