SASSA Status Check | SRD R350 Status Check 2024

You can use the below SASSA Status Checker to find your R350 (now R370) and other grants status within one click by providing your ID Number and Phone Number.

SASSA Status Check Online

Note: This record is updated daily from the official SASSA database. Last Update: Tuesday 16 July 2024

Check the following steps to use SASSA Status Checker available above,

  1. Enter your ID Number in the first box
  2. Enter your Phone Number in the second box
  3. Click on “Check Status”

After clicking on “Check Status” button, your application status result will be shown.

What is the SASSA SRD Grant?

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is responsible for administering and distributing social grants on behalf of the Department of Social Development in South Africa. Millions of South Africans rely on these social grants as a vital source of income and financial support.

The COVID-19 pandemic led to the introduction of the special Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant in 2020 to provide temporary assistance to unemployed individuals with no other source of income.

With so many applying for and receiving the R350 (now R370) SRD grant and other social grants, it’s important to understand how to check your SASSA status online.

What is the SASSA Status Check?

The SASSA Status Check is an online service that allows grant applicants and beneficiaries to view the status of their grant applications and payments. By performing a SASSA Status Check, you can see whether your grant application is pending, approved, declined or even cancelled. 

The Status Check enables grant beneficiaries to track the progress of their application and stay updated on when they can expect to receive grant payments each month. This helps reduce uncertainty and provides peace of mind to grant applicants.

How to Check SASSA Status Online  

The SASSA status check can be accessed directly on the SASSA website using your ID number and phone number.

Note: Check the following video created by us to see how to check SASSA Status using our website

You can follow the steps given below to check your SASSA Status online if you are having issue with the above video.

SASSA Website

Here are step-by-step instructions:

  • Go to the SASSA online portal or
  • Enter your 13-digit South African ID number 
  • Enter the cell phone number you used when applying for the grant
  • Click on “Submit” and your application status will display on the screen
  • The status will show the progress of your application, whether it is pending, approved, declined, or any other status  
  • Below the status, an explanation is provided about what each status means and what you need to do
  • If your status is pending or declined, log in to your account and update any incorrect details or submit any required documents
  • For approved applications, regularly check payment dates and ensure your banking details are correct 
  • You can also view past statuses by selecting a previous month from the drop-down menu

We have attached a sample result of SASSA Status Check here below.

sassa status check result
SASSA Status Check Result

Remember, you can check your SASSA status at any time on the official website using your ID and phone number in just a few simple steps.


You can always send a text message through any mobile phone. Messaging apps are available in every mobile phone whether is a keypad or android. You can follow the steps given below to check your SRD Payment status by SMS,

  • Open Messages app on your mobile phone
  • Enter the text “SASSA (ID Number)”. Here the ID Number is your valid South African ID. For example, “SASSA 8608802039”
  • Send this Message to 082 046 8553
  • You will receive your SASSA Payment status in reply after a while

Moya App

Alternatively, you can use the Moya app available for iOS and Android devices: 

  • Download and open the Moya app
  • Go to “SASSA Grant” then “Check SASSA SRD Status”
  • Enter your ID number and mobile number
  • Click “Submit” to view your status

This provides an easy way to check on-the-go from your smartphone.


You can also access your SASSA status via WhatsApp for free if you have your Form Reference Number. Follow these steps:

  • Save the SASSA WhatsApp number 082 046 8553 to your phone contacts.
  • Open a chat with the SASSA number and type “Status” 
  • Enter your form reference number as prompted
  • An automated response will provide your application status and details
  • You can type “SASSA” to get back to the main menu where you can apply for SRD Grant as well.
SASSA Status Check by WhatsApp
SASSA Status Check by WhatsApp

SASSA Call Center

You can also speak to a SASSA agent to get your status update:

SASSA Toll Free Number: 0800 60 10 11

SASSA Offices

If you require hands-on assistance, you can visit your nearest SASSA office to check your status in person.


An USSD status check can be done by dialling *134*7737# on your cellphone, then follow the prompts.

SASSA Status Code Meaning

Application completeApplicant completed the reapplication process and will be verified each month for the SRD R350 grant.Check their verification and payment status each month on the website.
Bank Details PendingAn application or reapplication was received, but no banking details or preferences were received.The client should submit their banking details via the website.
Reapplication pendingNo re-application has been received.The client should submit an application via the website:
Period (e.g. July) PendingRe-application was successfully received. Verification of the application for the period is pending.The client should check back the status later in the month for an update.
Period (e.g. July) ApprovedThe application was approved for the period.The client should check the pay day field for an indication of when they will receive their money. If no pay day value is provided, no payment has been processed as yet.
Period (e.g. April) DeclinedThe application was declined for the period and the reason is provided.The client can submit a request for reconsideration via the website, should they feel that the reason is invalid.
CancelledThe grant is cancelled.If the Client wishes to reinstate the grant,
it can be done on the website.

SASSA Payment Dates for 2023-24

SASSA Payment Dates 2024-25
SASSA Payment Dates 2024-25

Check more details about SASSA Payment Dates 2023/2024.

Why Check SASSA Status Regularly?

There are a few key reasons to check your SASSA status regularly:

  • Get real-time updates: The status check provides the most recent information on your grant application, avoiding delays.
  • Understand reasons for delays: Any pending or declined status will be accompanied by an explanation which you can address. 
  • Check payment timelines: See expected payment dates so you can plan your finances.
  • Monitor appeals/reconsiderations: Track the progress of any disputes or requests you have lodged.
  • Update personal details: Maintain accurate contact info and bank details for grant payments.
  • Avoid missing out: Being informed means you can act on the status and not miss out due to lack of information.
  • Plan next steps: The status check allows you to identify appropriate actions to take to get your grant approved and paid on time.

Checking your SASSA status frequently gives you the details needed to proactively manage your grant application and resolve any issues without delay.

SASSA Self-Service Options

Apart from checking your status, the secure SASSA portal also allows you to access useful self-services:

  • Update your personal details
  • Change your contact details
  • Notify SASSA of new bank account
  • View and download payment receipts
  • Access digital grant voucher 
  • Track SRD voucher status
  • Lodge disputes
  • Submit documents and feedback 

Registering on the portal gives you a convenient way to manage your grant details digitally. Biometric authentication enhances security.

SASSA SRD Grant Eligibility  

To receive the R350 (now R370) SRD grant, you must successfully complete the application process and meet the eligibility criteria set by SASSA.

Here are the key requirements:

  • South African citizen, permanent resident or refugee 
  • Age 18 to 60 years old 
  • Unemployed
  • Not receiving any other social grants
  • Monthly income below R350 (now R370) 
  • Not receiving support from other govt COVID-19 initiatives

SASSA Grant Types

Grant TypeOctober 2022April 2023October 2023April 2024
Old Person’s Grant (Below 75 years)R1,990R2,080R2,090R2,180
Old Person’s Grant (Above 75 years)R2,010R2,100R2,110R2,200
War Veteran’s GrantR2,010R2,100R2,110R2,200
Disability GrantR1,990R2,080R2,090R2,180
Care Dependency GrantR1,990R2,080R2,090R2,180
Foster Child GrantR1,070R1,120R1,130R1,180
Child Support GrantR480R500R510R530
Child Support Grant Top-UpR720R750R760R780
Grant In AidR480R500R510R530
Covid-19 Social Relief of
Distress (SRD)
SASSA Grants Payment Amount 2024

South Africa offers various social grants administered by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to support its citizens in need. These grants provide financial assistance to vulnerable groups including the elderly, persons with disabilities, children, and veterans. To qualify for these grants, applicants must be South African citizens, permanent residents, or refugees with formal refugee status.

There are 8 main types of SASSA grants available:

1. Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant

The SRD grant provides temporary financial relief to individuals facing dire economic circumstances. It was introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic to aid those who lost jobs and income. The grant is R350 per month.

Check SRD R350 (now R370) Grant article for more detail on this type of SASSA grant.

2. Older Person’s Grant

The old age grant supports men and women over 60 years old with no other income source. Applicants cannot reside in a state institution and must pass a means test. The grant amount is either R2,180 or R2,200 per month, depending on the beneficiary’s age.

Check Older Person’s Grant article for more detail on this type of SASSA grant.

3. Disability Grant

The disability grant provides income support to people between 18-59 years old with a mental or physical disability preventing employment for over 6 months. A medical assessment confirms disability status. The monthly amount is up to R2,180 on a sliding scale.

Check Disability Grant article for more detail on this type of SASSA grant.

4. War Veteran’s Grant

Veterans who fought in World War 2 or the Korean War and are over 60 years or disabled can apply for this grant. Recipients cannot live in a state institution or receive other grants, and must pass a means test. The monthly grant is R2,200.

Check War Veteran’s Grant article for more detail on this type of SASSA grant.

5. Child Support Grant

This grant assists parents/primary caregivers struggling to provide for children under 18 years. Applicants must be South African residents and the biological parent or primary caregiver. The grant is R530 per month, plus a R250 top-up, totaling R780.

Check Child Support Grant article for more detail on this type of SASSA grant.

6. Foster Child Grant

The foster child grant supports children formally placed in foster care by court order until age 18. The monthly grant of R1,180 is paid to the assigned foster parent to help cover costs.

Check Foster Child Grant article for more detail on this type of SASSA grant.

7. Care Dependency Grant

This grant is for caregivers of children under 18 years with severe permanent mental/physical disabilities requiring full-time care at home. Applicants must submit medical proof and cannot have the child in state institutional care. The monthly grant is R2,180.

Check Care Dependency Grant article for more detail on this type of SASSA grant.

8. Grant-in-Aid

This supplementary grant is for recipients of the Older Person’s, Disability, or War Veteran’s grant who require regular attendant care and assistance with daily activities. A means test and medical assessment are required. The monthly grant is R530.

Check Grant-In-Aid article for more detail on this type of SASSA grant.

SASSA Status Check Service Not Available: Website Down

Sometimes the official SASSA Status Check website is down and it shows the error message,

“The Service is unavailable at the moment.
Please try again later.”

as you can see in below screenshot.

SASSA Website Down showing The Service is unavailable at the moment
SASSA Website Down: The Service is unavailable at the moment

In such cases, you can use our SRD Status Check page to check your status within no time.

Reporting Corruption at SASSA

If you witness corrupt activities within SASSA, it can be reported to help address fraud.

This includes incidents like:

  • Bribery 
  • Fake grant approvals
  • Claims processed for ineligible beneficiaries 
  • Nepotism 
  • Embezzlement of funds
  • Grant shopping

You can report corruption anonymously to:

Providing accurate details of the fraudulent incident will assist the investigation. You can also report anonymously online via a tip-off form. Rooting out corruption improves efficiency and ensures grants reach intended recipients.

How to Contact SASSA

If you need to speak to a SASSA agent about your application or status, contact them through:

Reach out via your preferred channel to get personalized assistance with any questions or issues related to your SASSA grant application.