If you want to check your SASSA balance without using airtime, you can use the SASSA USSD service. USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) is a technology that allows you to access certain services on your mobile phone without an internet connection or airtime.
To check your SASSA balance without airtime, follow these steps:
- On your mobile phone, dial the SASSA USSD code: 1203210#.
- Press the “Call” button to initiate the USSD service.
- A menu will appear on your screen with different options. Select the option related to checking your balance. The exact menu option may vary depending on the USSD service provided by SASSA.
- Follow the prompts provided on the screen to complete the balance check process. The system will retrieve and display your SASSA balance.
Using the SASSA USSD service allows you to check your balance without requiring airtime or an active internet connection. It’s a convenient method to stay updated on your grant balance and transaction history.
For the most up-to-date information, contact the SASSA helpline at 0800 60 10 11 or visit the SASSA website for accurate instructions on how to check your balance without airtime.
What is a SASSA Balance?
A SASSA balance refers to the amount of money remaining in your SASSA (South African Social Security Agency) grant account. It represents the funds available for withdrawal or use from your social grant.
When you receive a SASSA grant, whether it’s the Child Support Grant, Old Age Grant, Disability Grant, or any other eligible grant, the funds are typically deposited into your designated payment method, such as a bank account or SASSA debit card. Your SASSA balance is the current amount of money in that account or card.
It’s important to keep track of your SASSA balance to monitor your grant payments, ensure the funds are available when needed, and plan your expenses accordingly.
You can check your SASSA balance using various methods. These include the SASSA website, SASSA mobile application, SASSA USSD service, or by visiting a local SASSA office.
The SASSA balance may change as you receive monthly grant payments, make withdrawals, or incur any deductions or adjustments related to your grant. It’s advisable to regularly monitor your SASSA balance to stay informed about your available funds and manage your finances effectively.
Types of SASSA Grants
SASSA (South African Social Security Agency) provides various types of grants to assist eligible individuals and families. The types of SASSA grants include:
Older Persons Grant
This grant is available to South African citizens or permanent residents who are 60 years of age or older and meet the eligibility criteria.
This grant is intended for South African citizens or permanent residents who have a disability that prevents them from working and meeting their basic needs.
Child Support Grant
This grant is designed to support caregivers of children under the age of 18 who meet the means test and other eligibility criteria.
Foster Child Grant
It is for individuals who are caring for a child who is not their biological child, either through foster care or court-ordered guardianship.
Care Dependency Grant
This grant is available to caregivers who are responsible for children with severe disabilities and require additional care and support.
Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD)
The SRD grant is a temporary grant that provides assistance to individuals or households in urgent need due to a crisis or disaster, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s important to note that each grant has specific eligibility criteria and requirements that applicants must meet to qualify. The grants aim to provide financial support to vulnerable individuals and families, ensuring their basic needs are met.