Sassa (also known as the South African Social Security Agency) provides social grants to individuals in need of financial assistance. By applying for a Sassa grant, you can access basic income assistance or other vital services and support.
Sassa grants are there to ensure that some of South Africa’s most vulnerable are able to meet their basic needs. Depending on your individual circumstances, you may be eligible for one of several different types of grants:
- Older person’s grant
- Child support grant
- Care dependency grant
- Grant in aid
- War veteran’s grant
- Foster child grant
- Disability grant
Different grants will have different eligibility criteria. It is important to check the requirements for the grant you are wanting to apply for, before submitting an application.
How to Check Your Sassa Status Online
The process for checking your Sassa status online is simple and straight-forward:
- Visit the Sassa website
- Sign in with your email address and password
- Here, you can access all the information about your current Sassa applications, including the status of each application.
On the main page, you will see a notification showing you the progress of your application when a decision has been made.
If your application has been rejected, you can always appeal it.
What to Do If You Don’t Find Your Status Online
If you don’t find your Sassa status online, unfortunately it means that the process is still ongoing. If this happens, it’s important to keep an eye on the Sassa website for further updates.
In the meantime, if you have a question about your application or need more help with the checking process, you can get in touch directly with Sassa representatives either by phone or email.
If you have not yet applied for a Sassa grant, but wish to do so, you can find out how to submit an application here.