Check SASSA Child Support Grant Status Online

Are you a parent, grandparent, or primary caregiver striving to cover the basic needs of your child? The SASSA Child Support Grant is here to help! Designed to support lower-income households, this grant aims to ease the financial burden of raising a child by providing essential assistance.

With just a few clicks, you can check your grant status online and ensure your child receives the support they deserve. Read on to discover how you can benefit from this vital social support program.

Check Your Child Support Grant Status Online

Curious about the status of your application? Follow these straightforward steps:

  1. Visit our SASSA Status Check Portal
  2. Enter the ID Number of the child’s primary caregiver.
  3. Provide the associated cell phone number used in the grant application.
  4. Click ‘Submit’ to track your application’s progress.

Our secure portal processes your request promptly, providing you with real-time updates on your child’s grant status.

Exciting Update: The Child Support Grant has been raised to R500, with an additional R250 top-up scheduled for 2023 and 2024.

Eligibility Guidelines: Who Qualifies for the SASSA Child Support Grant?

To ensure fair distribution, eligibility is assessed under specific criteria:

  • Payment for caregiving services disqualifies applicants.
  • Only primary caregivers qualify for the grant.
  • Grants are not duplicated for the same child.
  • Institutional caregivers are ineligible.

Reminder: Eligibility depends on a means test evaluating income and assets.

Understanding the SASSA Child Support Grant Amount

Currently set at R500 per child per month, grant recipients choose payment options:

  • Cash Payments: Available on designated days at select pay points.
  • Electronic Deposits: Directly into your bank account (standard bank charges apply).

Changes to payment methods take effect one month following form submission.

Commencing Grant Payments

Once approved, payments begin within three months, backdated to your application date for full coverage.

Grant Cessation Circumstances

Grant payments cease under specific conditions:

  • Child’s demise.
  • Child turning 18 (end of that month).
  • Failure to claim for three consecutive months.
  • Child’s international absence.
  • Child’s admission to state care.

Important Note: Regular reviews ensure continued eligibility. Provide report changes in your or your child’s situation to SASSA.

Need Assistance? Contact SASSA Today

For further inquiries or support, connect with the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) for:

  • Payment dates.
  • Grant eligibility details.
  • Local office addresses and contact information.
  • Application guidance.
  • Reporting fraud or misconduct.


The SASSA Child Support Grant is here to help you ensure your child gets the support they need. With simple processes and increased benefits, SASSA is committed to assisting you in overcoming financial challenges. Whether you’re applying for the first time, checking your grant status, or needing help, SASSA is ready to support you. Start securing your child’s future by taking advantage of this important assistance today.