Check Your Online Status For SASSA R350 Grant On Whatsapp


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Since applying for Sassa grants have been made easier with the online options that have been made available, checking your application status has also become easier. You can now check progress on your Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant on WhatsApp. 

Sassa has now made it possible for Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant applicants to check their application status via WhatsApp. This is also known as completing a Sassa Status Check. This relief has proven essential to all those individuals who have been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

This R350 grant is available to citizens that fall under the following categories:

  • South African Citizens, Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Special Permit Holders
  • Aged 18 to 60 years
  • Who have insufficient means
  • Who do not receive social grants on behalf of themselves or who are not contributing to or eligible for UIF payment, and have no financial support from any other source.

Here's how you can check your status:

  1. Make sure to add GovChat as a WhatsApp contact by saving this number on your device: 082 046 8553
  2. Open your WhatsApp and refresh your contacts
  3. Open a chat with GovChat
  4. Send a message saying 'hi'
  5. Send a message saying 'help'
  6. You will be given various options, respond saying '4'
  7. Then, reply with 'status'
  8. Enter your reference number
  9. You will then receive your Sassa SRD status

Through the provision of the Social Relief of Distress (SRD), Sassa has assisted people who face undue hardship and ensured that many do not go bed hungry. 

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Sassa applicant checks their application status on WhatsApp

Since applying for Sassa grants have been made easier with the online options that have been made available, checking your application status has also become easier. You can now check progress on your Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant on WhatsApp. 








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