How to Check SASSA Balance For R350 & Other Social Grants

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.

SASSA Check Balance

SASSA grant payments are paid monthly, and you can withdraw your funds in increments rather than withdrawing all at once. Your balance remains secure in your account until you withdraw it.

Checking your balance helps you manage your money properly and inform SASSA promptly if there are any payment issues. In this article, we will show you how you can check your SASSA balance easily and quickly.

Four Ways to Check Your SASSA SRD Balance for R350

These methods are applicable for SRD R350 grant and also same for all the other grants provided by SASSA. You can check your balance using your cellphone’s USSD service, online through WhatsApp, at an ATM, or by visiting your nearest SASSA office.

The most convenient ways to check your balance are online or through the USSD service, as you can do so with just a few clicks without going anywhere.

1. Check Your SASSA Balance From your Cellphone Using the USSD Method

Follow the below steps to check your balance via the USSD method:

  • Dial *120*69277# using your phone.
  • Follow the prompts step by step.
  • You will be asked to provide your details, including your ID and phone number.
  • You will receive your current balance details via SMS upon providing the details.
SASSA balance check ussd

If the above balance check USSD code is not working and returns busy service or out of reach. Then you can use the following second USSD code:

  • Dial *120*3210# using your phone
  • Follow all the prompts.
  • Provide your details, including your ID number and phone number.
  • After providing the details, an SMS will be sent to you with your current balance details.

2. Checking Your SASSA Balance Online Using WhatsApp

To check your balance using WhatsApp, follow the below steps:

SASSA Balance Check Online
  • Save the SASSA WhatsApp number +27820468553 to your contacts.
  • Type “SASSA” and send it to the SASSA WhatsApp number.
  • Reply with “Status” to the response you receive.
  • Now you will receive another response, reply with “Yes” if you have a reference number.
  • Enter the mobile number associated with your SASSA grant in the next response you receive.
  • Send your reference number in the last response.
  • You will receive a response with your current SASSA status and balance report.

3. Checking Your Balance At ATMs

This option is only available to SASSA cardholders. If you have the SASSA card, then you can follow the below steps to check your balance at the ATM:

SASSA Balance Check For R350 at ATM Without Airtime
  • Insert your SASSA card into the ATM and enter your 4-digit PIN code to access your account.
  • Now, select the option “Account Balance”. (The option name can be varied in different ATMs, so select the option that shows your current account balance)
  • You will have two options: View your account balance on the screen or print a receipt.
  • After the selection, your account balance will be displayed or printed on a receipt, depending on your choice.

4. Visit Your Nearest SASSA Office or Post Office to Inquire 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.

We recommend checking your balance using the cellphone method whenever possible, as visiting an SASSA office can be time-consuming due to long queues.

Check Your SASSA Grant Balance Without Airtime

If you want to check your balance for the old age grant, disability grant, child grant, or any other grant without airtime, then you can do it by these two methods:

  • Check it by visiting your nearest SASSA service center as described above
  • By using your SASSA Gold Card at any ATM by following the above procedure

Key Points to Remember While Checking Your Balance

While checking your balance, keep the following things in mind:

  • You must use the SASSA USSD code on the mobile phone number linked to your SASSA account to check your balance. You can only check your SASSA balance on a phone number linked to your account.
  • Depending on your mobile network provider, there may be a small fee for checking your Sassa balance using the USSD service. You can visit a SASSA office or an ATM for a free balance check.
  • Always keep your SASSA balance less than or equal to R624. If SASSA finds a balance exceeding R624 in your account, this will make you ineligible for the grant for that month. SASSA will also take back your grant money for that month.


In this article, we comprehensively covered the various methods for checking your SASSA balance.You should check your balance regularly to keep yourself updated on your financial situation. The checking process is straightforward, especially when using your mobile phone. If you encounter any issue with your grant money, contact SASSA promptly to solve your issues immediately.


There are several convenient ways to check your SASSA balance:

  • Mobile USSD: Dial 12069277# or 120*3210# on your cellphone.
  • WhatsApp: Send the word “Sassa” to the SASSA WhatsApp number (082 046 8553) and follow the prompts.
  • ATM: Use your SASSA Gold Card at any ATM to view your balance.
  • SASSA Office: Visit SASSA office to get your balance details

You can check your SASSA balance on your phone by dialing *120*69277# or 120*3210# and following the prompts. Make sure to use the mobile phone number linked to your SASSA account.

Yes, you can visit an SASSA service center or use your SASSA Gold Card at any ATM to check your balance without airtime.

There is no official confirmation from SASSA about the 130 USSD code. Please use only the SASSA-provided USSD codes 120*69277# and 1203210# to avoid fraud.

Depending on your mobile network provider, there may be a small fee for checking your SASSA balance using the USSD service. For a free balance check, you can visit a SASSA office or an ATM.

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  1. HI Jaysahawn

    I needs to find out the balance of the Child support grant, but my number has changed since and their granny keeps the card because the stay with her

  2. My srd grant was approved but there is no dates allocated since December 2023, so help when will be available to cash out?

  3. Hi I’m Feziwe I have a problem with my status I was applied on February 10,2024 since that it was pending till today so please I need help

      1. Jayshwaun Jamie pls help.
        My Srd has been approved for a few months now. I’ve submitted my banking details, but when I check my balance it says: approved but paydate null.
        What does this mean

      1. I tried to withdraw my R350 today but it shows incorrect pin…what must I do to check what’s going on cause it is the correct pin?

        1. Hi Devona,

          Are you sure it was correct pin? If yes, then please contact SASSA helpline at 0800 601 011 and let them know about the situation. They will help you to recover your pin.

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