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SASSA Pension Balance Check In February

How To Check SASSA Balance

To inquire about your SASSA balance using your mobile phone, simply follow these steps:


  1. Dial *120*3210# on your phone.
  2. Adhere to the provided prompts.
  3. If the aforementioned USSD code and balance inquiry process do not yield results, consider the following alternative:

4.Dial *120*69277# on your phone.

5.Follow the instructions presented at each step.

6.Upon completion, expect to receive an SMS notification confirming your balance.

Status Check Your SASSA Balance Using WhatsApp Via Cell Phone

To ascertain your SASSA status through WhatsApp on your mobile phone, follow these steps:


  1. Send the word “Sassa” to the SASSA WhatsApp application number: 082 046 8553.
  2. Respond with the text “Status.”
  3. If you possess a reference number:
  4. Reply with “Yes.”
  5. Provide the mobile number used during the grant application.
  6. Share your reference number.
SASSA Pension Balance Check In February
SASSA Pension Balance Check In February

By completing these steps, you will receive information about your SASSA status through the WhatsApp platform.

Applications can also check  on the official SASSA website here 

  • Applicants for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant can conveniently check their application status through the official SASSA website, accessible at  
  • SASSA, an entity under the Department of Social Development, is entrusted with administering social assistance as outlined in Section 3 of the Social Assistance Act. 
  • For the latest updates and direct communication from SASSA, individuals can follow their Twitter account @OfficialSASSA
  • Notably, SASSA introduced the special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant, commonly known as the SRD R350 grant. This initiative entails a monthly grant of R350 for a duration of six months, intended for individuals currently unemployed and not receiving any form of income, social grant, or UIF payment. 
  • SASSA is the central authority overseeing all aspects of R350 Grant Applications and social grant payments, ensuring efficient management of these crucial financial assistance programs.

What If My Application For Grant Payment Has Been Rejected?

Certain individuals have encountered hurdles while checking the status of their grant payments, facing responses like ‘Registered at SARS for PAYE’ or ‘Receiving a source of income.’ It’s important to adhere to SASSA’s eligibility criteria, which require applicants to be unemployed and without any income sources, excluding child support grants as of July 2021. Rejections typically stem from an applicant’s income surpassing R595 per month, exclusive of any child grants. If facing a rejected SRD application, individuals can appeal through the SRD website by submitting a service request for reconsideration under the designated tab ‘Application for Reconsideration.’


To address concerns and appeals effectively, SASSA has established a contact email,, specifically for the last round of applications. Applicants are encouraged to utilise this channel for any inquiries or appeals related to their R350 grant status and outstanding payments, facilitating a more efficient and transparent resolution process.

SASSA R350 Grant Application Status Update

  • Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu disclosed that nine million South Africans applied for the SASSA Covid SRD R350 grant.
  • Long queues at payment points have been reported due to the overwhelming number of applications.
  • Minister Zulu recommends applicants provide their bank account details for faster direct payments.
  • The R350 relief funds are predominantly used by recipients for essential needs, especially food.
  • Starting from September 22nd, the R350 social relief grant can be collected not only at the Post Office but also at Pick n Pay and Boxer stores.
  • Recipients must have received an SMS indicating their grant is ready and bring their mobile phones and ID when collecting.
  • This expanded distribution aims to provide cash accessibility for those without bank accounts.
  • Payments can also be received through Bank Mobile Money Transfers.
  • It is emphasised that recipients should only visit collection points after receiving an SMS notifying them of the grant’s readiness.
  • A provided link enables applicants to check the latest R350 SRD payment dates for updated information on the disbursement schedule.

SASSA Contact Details

Twitter: @OfficialSASSA
Facebook: @SASSANewsZA


Government COVID-19 response support

SASSA Offices Toll Free Contact Number: 0800 60 10 11