As someone who relies on the SASSA SRD R350 grant, I understand the importance of keeping track of my balance.
It can be frustrating not knowing how much is left, especially when planning expenses and budgeting for the month.
That’s why I’ve compiled this guide to help you check your SASSA balance with ease.
Whether you prefer using your phone, the internet, an ATM, or visiting an office in person, I’ve got you covered.
This guide is designed to remove the guesswork and provide clear, straightforward methods to access your balance information.
No more uncertainty or wasted trips to the office; just simple solutions to a common problem.
Step-By-Step Guide to Check Your Sassa Balance for R350
If you’re a recipient of the SASSA SRD R350 grant or any other SASSA grant, it’s important to keep track of your balance to manage your finances effectively.
This guide will walk you through four reliable methods to check your SASSA grant balance.
Each method is designed to be user-friendly, ensuring that anyone, regardless of their tech-savviness, can follow along easily.
1. Checking Your Balance via USSD on Your Cellphone
The USSD service is a straightforward way to check your balance directly from your cellphone. Here’s how to use it:
Step 1: From your mobile phone, dial the USSD code
Step 2: Once the session starts, you’ll see prompts on your screen. Follow these prompts carefully, as they will guide you through the process.
Step 3: You’ll be asked to enter specific details such as your South African ID number and the phone number associated with your SASSA account. Ensure the information you provide is accurate to avoid any errors.
Step 4: After submitting your details, wait a moment. You’ll receive an SMS containing your current SASSA balance information.
If you encounter any issues with the first USSD code, such as a busy signal or no response, try this alternative:
Alternate Step 1: Dial
*120*3210# on your mobile phone.
Alternate Steps 2-4: Follow the same prompts and instructions as described above.
2. Using WhatsApp to Check Your Balance
WhatsApp provides a convenient digital platform for checking your SASSA balance. Here’s the process:
Step 1: Add the SASSA WhatsApp number (+27820468553) to your phone’s contacts.
Step 2: Open WhatsApp and send a message saying “SASSA” to the newly added contact.
Step 3: You’ll receive an automated response. Reply with “Status” to proceed.
Step 4: Follow the subsequent prompts. If asked whether you have a reference number, reply with “Yes” if applicable.
Step 5: Enter the phone number linked to your SASSA grant when prompted.
Step 6: Provide your reference number if requested.
Step 7: You’ll receive a message detailing your SASSA grant status and balance.
3. ATM Balance Inquiry for SASSA Cardholders
If you possess a SASSA card, you can check your balance at any ATM:
Step 1: Insert your SASSA card into the ATM slot.
Step 2: Enter your 4-digit PIN code to access your account securely.
Step 3: Look for the “Account Balance” option on the ATM menu. This option might have a different name depending on the ATM, but it will be something similar that indicates balance checking.
Step 4: Choose whether you want to view your balance on the screen or print it out. Your account balance will then be displayed or printed based on your selection.
4. In-Person Balance Check at SASSA Offices or Post Offices
Visiting a SASSA office or Post Office is another way to inquire about your balance:
Step 1: Ensure you have your identity document (ID card, passport, or driver’s license) and your SASSA application ID.
Step 2: Visit your nearest SASSA service center or Post Office.
Step 3: Present your identity documents for verification.
Step 4: After verification, the SASSA representative will provide you with details about your application and current balance.
Key Tips and Reminders
When using the USSD service, ensure you’re dialing from the phone number linked to your SASSA account.
There might be a minimal fee for USSD balance inquiries, depending on your mobile network provider. Checking your balance at a SASSA office or ATM is free.
Keep your SASSA account balance below R624 to remain eligible for the grant. Exceeding this amount could result in ineligibility for that month and the retrieval of the grant money by SASSA.
This guide aims to empower you with the knowledge to check your SASSA balance easily and efficiently, ensuring you’re always informed about your financial status regarding the grants.