Check Your SASSA Application Status on a Smartphone 

It’s easy to check on your SASSA application and payment status on your smartphone. The South African government realizes that you lead a busy life and don’t always have the time to sit down on your personal computer to check your application and payment status. You’re going to learn just how easy it is to do that in this article.

Steps to Take to Check Your SASSA Application Status on a Smartphone 

Check SASSA Application Status on a Smartphone 

You can check for two types of statuses on your smartphone. The first is the status of your application for a particular government grant. The second is the status of your payment for a particular government grant. You can also use your smartphone to check the date your payment will be made.

Call 1203210 on your smartphone to check the application or payment status. You’ll be given prompts to follow. One of these prompts will ask you to input your government ID. Interestingly, you can also check payment status with an SMS to 082 046 8553. You can either send the SMS through your iMessage or Whatsapp app.

Checking Your SASSA Application Status Through SMS

  • Launch the iMessage app on your smartphone.
  • Tap on the Create New Message icon in your app
  • Input 082 046 8553 in the recipient field
  • Type your South African ID number in the text message field.
  • Then type in “Status
  • Now, click the Send button

You’ll receive your application or payment status a few seconds after you tap on the Send button. The status message will be from the SASSA administration.


Do I need a South African ID to check the status of my SASSA application and payment?

Yes, you do need a valid South African ID to check the status of your SASSA application and payment. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to check the status without it.

What statuses are most commonly shown?

The apps tend to show these statuses the most often:

  • Application complete
  • Bank details pending
  • Declined
  • Approved
  • Reapplication pending

You can wait to see if you get a payment on the next payment date, or you can reapply ASAP if your initial application was denied. Your application tends to get denied when you no longer meet the eligibility criteria.

SASSA Tries to Offer You Peace of Mind

 Times have been hard, especially post-pandemic what with the rising cost of living. South Africa’s government set the SASSA SRD R350 to attempt to compensate for that. The government has also tried to make it easier for you to check the status of your application and payment using apps on your smartphone.

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