How to Check SASSA Balance

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This is a guide on how to check SASSA balance in South Africa. If you find this guide by Nerdville helpful, you can do well to share it with various SASSA beneficiaries you might know.

How to Check SASSA Balance

What is SASSA About?

SASSA is the Department of Social Development Agency’s body in charge of administering social assistance under Section 3 of the Social Assistance Act. The agency offers a variety of social grants to South Africans, ranging from care dependant and child support to disability and war veterans.

How to Check SASSA Balance Without Airtime

To check SASSA balance follow the steps below:

  1. Dial *120*3210# on your cellphone
  2. Follow the prompts
  3. Done


  1. Dial *120*69277# on your phone
  2. Follow prompts
  3. Done

How Do I Check my SASSA Balance on WhatsApp

  1. Save the number 082 046 8553 on your cellphone and open WhatsApp
  2. Message the number with the word “Sassa”.
  3. A text would be sent and you should reply with “Status
  4. Reply to the prompt with “Yes” if you have your reference number.
  5. Then, reply with the mobile number you used when applying for the grant.
  6. Reply with your reference number.
  7. Done

Lethabo Ndlovu

Lethabo Ndlovu is a KwaZulu-Natal-born writer. He is the Editor-in-Chief at Nerdville. Ndlovu is happily married to Sarah Ndlovu with children and they both live in Johannesburg South Africa. His interests include football, writing, and trying to make himself better by reading.

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