SASSA Balance Check for SRD R350 Grant

SASSA delivers the SRD R350 grant payments once a month for all the approved clients. Mostly, these dates are between the 25 to 30 or 31st of every month. During these days, clients will get an SMS that your SRD R350 grant payment is now available to withdraw or pick up from cash pick-up centers. However, the clients must perform a SASSA balance check before they leave their homes to get the grant payment.

How to Perform SASSA Balance Check for SRD Grant?

Checking your SRD grant payment balance is an easy task. However, you only need to know the methods that you can use to check your grant balance.

1- Check SRD Balance Using USSD Code

Check SRD Balance Using USSD Code

Clients can use the SRD USSD balance checking code to check their current grant balance.

  1. Dial the USSD code *120*69277# on your phone.
  2. Now choose the Balance option from the menu.
  3. Enter your ID number and choose the submit option.
  4. Check your SRD R350 grant balance.

2- Check SASSA SRD Grant Balance on WhatsApp

SASSA also allows the clients to check their grant payment amount using the WhatsApp app.

  1. Copy this SASSA WhatsApp number 0600 123 456.
  2. Now save this as a new contact.
  3. Start the chat on WhatsApp and send a message about the inquiry of your grant balance.
  4. SASSA will ask for your ID and Reference Number so provide it.
  5. Get your balance status.

3- Visit the SASSA Office to Check Balance Status

For a more personal approach, you can visit your nearest SASSA office:

  1. Go to the SASSA office and meet with an officer.
  2. Provide your ID card to the officer.
  3. The officer will check your payment status and provide you with the information.

4. Check Balance at an ATM Using Your SASSA Card

If you are using the SASSA debit card to receive your grant payment, you can check your balance at an ATM:

  1. Visit the nearest ATM.
  2. Insert your SASSA card into the machine.
  3. Enter your Card PIN.
  4. Choose the “Balance Check” option.
  5. The ATM will display your balance and provide a receipt with the balance information.

5- Use the SRD Web Portal to Get Balance Status

If you have applied for the SRD grant then you can check your SRD balance status online as well.

  1. Visit the SRD website.
  2. Click on the client area.
  3. Enter your ID card number.
  4. Type your password.
  5. Login to your client area and check your SRD grant balance status online.

How to Check SASSA Grant Balance Without Airtime?

If you don’t have airtime and need to check your SASSA grant balance, you can visit the SASSA office or a South African Post Office (SAPO) branch. Here’s how:

  1. Visit the SASSA Office or SAPO: Go to the nearest SASSA office or SAPO branch.
  2. Provide Your Information: Once there, provide your grant reference number and specify the type of grant you are receiving, such as the Older Persons Grant, Disability Grant, or Child Support Grant.
  3. Consult the Receptionist: The receptionist or officer will assist you by checking your details in their computer system.
  4. Receive Your Balance Information: After verifying your information, they will inform you of your grant balance by looking at your grant details in the system.

What is the Balance Amount of Social Relief of Distress Grant in 2024?

The SASSA SRD grant is a special COVID-19 grant. It is now extended to March 2025 and the grant payment is also increased in 2024.

The old payment amount was R350 and the new payment is R370. So there is an R20 increase in the SRD grant payment in 2024.

Clients can check their grant balance using the above-listed methods. Also, they can withdraw their payments directly from the ATM if they are using the SASSA debit cards.


Can I check my SRD grant balance online?

Yes, you can check your SRD grant balance using the SRD online portal.

Are there any charges to check the SASSA balance via the USSD code?

Yes, there are chances that you may charge for this purpose. However, it depends on your network provider.

Why is my SRD grant balance showing zero?

Your grant balance is showing zero because either you haven’t received your grant or your payment is still pending.

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