The Government of South Africa is giving underprivileged people who are genuinely in need of welfare assistance grants to help make ends meet. The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is providing The Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD Grant) for people who were severely affected by Covid-19 & are now in a state of poverty with no other source of revenue and aid.

SASSA covers care dependency, child support, disability, war veterans, elderly people, foster children, and the R350 grant (also known as the SRD grant). These payments are given to millions of people every month, and you can apply for the SRD grant at or through WhatsApp at 082 046 8553.

If you are a South African Citizen or Refugee that has applied for the SASSA SRD Grant Application and needs help checking the SASSA Payment Status Check, then you’re at the right place. Read this article and follow the steps to check your SASSA Check Balance online through your electronic device.

How do I check my Sassa SRD Status Check Balance?

Beneficiaries can request to check their SASSA SRD Status Check Balance by dialling the code *120*69277# on their phones. You can also dial the USSD code *120*3210# on your phone and follow the prompts. 

You are requested to keep your SASSA Card & PIN code strictly confidential, and we urge you to avoid going to the ATM to check your SASSA Payment Status & Check Balance, as it may lead to a compromise in the integrity of your account.

When do I receive my Payment from SASSA?

You will receive your SASSA payments during the first week of every new month, with the beneficiaries noting that if it is either the weekend or public holiday on the second day of the month, then the payment will be delivered on the following working day. 

How do I check my SASSA Payment Status Check via an online portal?

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You can check your Sassa Payment Status Check through the online portal at Please keep your ID documents and phone with you, as you will require them during the procedure.

You can access the online portal through any electronic device, including your smartphone, tablet, laptop & computer. If you do not have the means to any of the given options, then you can call on the toll-free number 0800 601011 and follow the prompts.


  1. Head on to the SASSA SRD Status Portal
  2. Enter your South African ID number & the phone number that you submitted in your application
  3. Verify that you have entered the correct data and click on “Submit”
  4. You will be taken to the page with your SASSA Payment Status Check

What do the different outcomes of the SASSA Payment Status Check mean?

Application Complete: 

This refers to your SASSA SRD grant re-application being complete and that it will be verified for the SRD grant.

Bank Details Pending:

This refers to your re-application being received by SASSA but with no banking details or preferences selected.

Reapplication Pending:

SASSA has stated that no re-application for the grant was submitted.

Period (e.g. January) Pending:

This means that your application has been received and is under verification.

Period (e.g. January) Approved:

This means that your application was received, and it has been approved; you should go and check your pay field day on when you will receive your grant.

Period (e.g. January) Declined:

This means that your application has been declined for the period, and the reason has been stated below.


This means that your application has been cancelled.


How do I check my verification and SASSA Status Check Balance for SRD Grant Payment Dates?

You can check your verification and SASSA Status Check Balance for SRD Grant Payment Dates by visiting the SASSA SRD website.

How do I send my pending Bank Details?

You can send your pending Bank Details by visiting the SASSA SRD website and then scrolling to the “Update your grant application” section and following the prompts.

What should I do if my application has been declined?

You should submit a request for reconsideration through the SASSA SRD website if you deem your case to apply to the grant and feel that the reason provided is invalid.


You are now able to easily access SASSA Payment Status Check Portal through, with any of your electronic devices. You can also request to check SASSA Check Balance by dialling the USSD code *120*69277# on your phone and following the prompts.

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