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The SASSA status check 2024/2025

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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Did you apply for the SRD SASSA grant? It’s time to do a SASSA status check. SASSA is there to help vulnerable and low-income households with the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant. This guide will help you navigate the application process, understand payment methods, use the status check, and access available resources.

SASSA status check

Before we get into how to check your status, it’s important to understand what the SASSA SRD grant is all about. This financial aid program is designed to provide temporary relief for South African citizens, refugees, or permanent residents who are facing difficulties meeting their basic needs or those of their families. It’s a crucial safety net for individuals experiencing financial challenges due to unemployment, illness, disability, or other economic hardships.

When it comes to interacting with SASSA, it’s important to know how to check the status of your application. This guide will walk you through the steps to accomplish this task.

SASSA Status Check

This is the process of verifying the progress of your social grant application. It allows you to stay updated on the status of your submission, whether it has been accepted, rejected, or is still pending.

To check your SASSA status, all you need to do is visit the official SASSA portal and provide your South African ID number along with the phone number you used during the application. The prompts on the website will guide you through the process of checking your SASSA status. How to go about it is highlighted below.

How you can perform a status check for the SRD R350 Grant:

Online Method: Go to the official SASSA website and click on the “My Status” tab. Enter your South African ID number and click “Submit.” The screen will then display the status of your application.

Phone Call: You can also perform a status check by calling the SASSA toll-free number. Just provide your ID number, and the operator will let you know the status of your application.

SMS Service: SASSA offers an SMS service for status checks. Simply send an SMS with your ID number to the provided number, and you’ll receive a reply with the status of your application.

If you prefer an alternative method:

How can you navigate the SASSA online portal to check your status?

1. Visit the official SASSA website (www.sassa.org.za) to ensure you’re on the legitimate site.

2. Look for the ‘Application Status’ section on the homepage or a similar tab/link.

3. Enter your South African ID number and, if prompted, your reference number.

4. Click on the ‘Submit’ or ‘Check Status’ button after entering your details.

5. The system will display the current status of your application, such as ‘Approved’, ‘Pending’, ‘Declined’, or ‘Under Review’.

After checking your SASSA status, it may show one of three statuses: “Approved,” “Pending,” or “Declined.” If it’s approved, your funds will be available soon. If it’s pending, you’ll need to be patient. If it’s declined, you may need to consider appealing or reapplying.


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Abdullahi Kafayat
Abdullahi Kafayat

Abdullahi Kafayat is an enthusiastic writer interested in the tech world. She's a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University and has a BSc in Chemistry. You can reach her at Kafayatabdullahi17@gmail.com.

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