Check SASSA Status Care Dependency Grant

Okay, imagine this – my hands are shaking a bit because I haven’t heard anything about my Care Dependency Grant for my grandson.

He needs special care, and this money would make a huge difference for us.

I’m not great with computers, but my neighbour told me about Sassa Insider to check if the grant was approved.

The website looked confusing at first, all those boxes and buttons! But I took a deep breath and decided to try anyway.

I want to share exactly what I did because I know other grandparents and caregivers must feel as worried and hopeful as I was.

Things You’ll Need

  • Your South African ID Document: This is like your special card or booklet with your picture, name, and a long number.
  • The Cell Phone Number You Used to Apply: This is the number you gave when you filled out the forms for the grant.
  • A Device to Go Online: This could be a computer, a tablet, or even a smartphone that can connect to the internet.

Checking Your SASSA Care Dependency Grant Status

Step 1: Finding the Website

  • If you have a computer or smartphone, you can search on the internet (like Google) for "SASSA Care Dependency Grant Status".
  • Important: A good website to use is called SASSA Insider. Here's how to find it:

Step 2: Filling In Your Information

  • Find the ID Number Box: Look for a place on the website that says "ID Number".
    • Carefully type in your entire South African ID Number from your ID card.
  • Find the Cell Phone Box: Look for another place that says "Cell Phone Number".
    • Type in the cell phone number you used when you applied for the grant.
  • The 'Submit' Button: Look for a button that says "Submit". This is like a big OK button. Click on it with your finger or your computer mouse.

Step 3: Waiting and Getting Your Results

  • Be Patient: The website will have to search for your information. This might take a little time.
  • Your Results: Once it has found your information, the website will show you the status of your grant. This means it will tell you:
    • If your application was approved (meaning you will get the money).
    • If your application is waiting to be reviewed.
    • If there is a problem with your application.

Need Extra Help?

  • Ask a Friend or Family Member: If you have a younger friend or relative who's good with computers, ask them to help you.
  • Go to a SASSA Office: The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has offices where you can go for help. Find your nearest office on their website ( or call them for help at 0800 60 10 11.

Let me know if you have any other questions!