how to check SASSA old age grant balance

how to check the amount of an SASSA old age grant

South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) helps South Africans who qualify with money. For example, people over the age of 60 can get Old Age Grants. There are several ways to find out how much money is left on your SASSA Old Age Grant.

how to check the amount of an SASSA old age grant

 1.   Going to the SASSA website to check the balance:

  • Check out the SASSA site (
  • Click on the tab labeled “Services.”
  • Click on “Payment Information for Grant”
  • Choose “Aid for the Elderly”
  • Type in your ID number and click “Submit.”

Your account balance will show up on the screen.

2.  Calling SASSA’s toll-free number to check the balance:

  • Dial 0800 601011
  • Choose option 2 if your question is about a grant.
  • Again, choose option 2 for “Old Age Grant.”
  • When asked, enter your ID number.

Your account balance will be given to you by phone.

3.   How to use SMS to check the balance:

  • Send an SMS to 31131 with your ID number.
  • You will get a text message with your balance.

4.  Using the SASSA app on your phone to check the balance:

  • The SASSA app is available in the App Store and Google Play.
  • Use your ID number to sign up for the app.
  • Enter the app.
  • On the dashboard, your account balance will be shown.


5.  At an SASSA office, you can check your balance:

  • Find the SASSA office closest to you.
  • Bring along your ID book or card.
  • Ask the SASSA agent how much money you have left.

It’s important to remember that these ways are only for checking the balance of your SASSA Old Age Grant and not for checking the balance of any other SASSA grants. Also, it’s important to keep your personal information safe and not tell people you don’t trust about it.

How much is the SASSA grant for old people? All the info I need.

At the moment, the SASSA old age grant is R1,860 per month.
South African citizens and permanent residents over the age of 60 who meet certain requirements for income and assets can get the grant.

Recipients must also have a South African ID or smart ID card and can’t get any other social grants. The grant is paid every month and is looked at every year.



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