SASSA SRD R350 Status Check Using WhatsApp

Checking the status of my SASSA grant used to be such a hassle. I’d try navigating the website, but it always seemed to lead me in circles.

Then there were the long hold times on the phone… let’s just say I wasn’t a fan.

But recently, I discovered that checking your SASSA SRD R350 status can be incredibly simple – all thanks to WhatsApp!

It’s been a lifesaver. I don’t have to waste time on confusing websites or sit on hold forever.

Now, a few quick messages are all it takes to know where my application stands.

Let me show you how!

But, before you start:

How to Check Your SASSA SRD R350 Status Using WhatsApp Number

1. Save the SASSA WhatsApp number:

  • Open your phone’s Contacts app.
  • Tap “New Contact“.
  • Enter “SASSA Status Check” as the name.
  • In the phone number field, enter “0820468553.
  • Save the contact.

2. Start a chat with SASSA:

Open your WhatsApp app.

Search for “SASSA Status Check” in your contacts and open the chat.

3. Send the initial message:

Type “SASSA” in the chat window and send it.

4. Choose the “Status Check” option:

You will receive an automated message with several options.

Look for the option that says “SRD R350 Status” or “STATUS“.

Reply to the message by typing the chosen option (e.g., “SRD R350 Status”) and sending it.

5. Respond about your reference number:

SASSA will ask if you have your application reference number.

If you have it readily available, reply with “Yes“.

If you don’t have it, reply with “No“. (Don’t worry, we’ll still help you find out your status without the reference number.)

6. Provide your phone number (if you don’t have a reference number):

If you replied “No” in the previous step, SASSA will ask for the phone number you used when applying for the SASSA SRD grant.

Enter the phone number carefully and send it.

7. Enter your reference number (if applicable):

If you replied “Yes” in step 5, SASSA will ask you to enter your reference number.

Type your reference number accurately and send it.

8. Receive your application status:

After providing the necessary information, SASSA will send you a message with your application status.

This message will include:

  • Your current application status (e.g., “Approved”, “Pending”, “Declined”).
  • Your application ID.
  • Your upcoming SASSA payment date (if applicable).

Congratulations! You have successfully checked your SASSA SRD R350 application status using WhatsApp.

Additional tips:

If you encounter any difficulties during the process, you can contact SASSA directly through their toll-free helpline at 0800 60 10 12.

For further information on the SASSA SRD grant and application process, you can visit the official SASSA website:

44 thoughts on “SASSA SRD R350 Status Check Using WhatsApp”

  1. Please it’s an emergency I changed my number last month on 4th March to 063 855 8526 I haven’t had any feedback please contact me on this number or on my Gmail ( [email protected]) or give me the application code my ID number is 0410085341080

  2. I have been appealing for the grant since last year November and it is declining, but I have been unemployed for over a year now, I used to receive nsfas last year November but this year I am not a student please help what could be the reason for declining because I don’t receive any sorts of income except for my kids social grant.

  3. My R350 always declined due to source of “unnoun” income…am not receiving any income …but it always said am receiving an income

    • My 350 was declined for a few months due to “unknown” income….I am not receiving any income….but it shows that I receiving “source of income”

  4. Hi
    I have applied for SRD last year November and I have been approved yet when I check status it says fail. Sometimes says incorrect cell phone number
    And staying alone I’m doing Grade 12 I really need help

    • Hi I applied for SRD on 2020 but still decline and I’m worried because I need it 😔 I’m staying with my little sister even her straggling to get SRD I really need help.

  5. Hi I just don’t know what to do every month I have to apply for Grant and appeal cause it was declined. Cause of other income but I don’t have a other income. Why would I apply for the Grant if I get money. This is really waiting my time how do I fix this

  6. My R350 has been approved since last year January but they are not showing dates plus i have lost my sim card and i want to change it

  7. why does sassa not know if one is rejected by nsfas, they also reject me while I am rejected by nsfas, I think the system is poor in coordinating with each other. since been rejected by nsfas from 2022, to this day Sassa does not know that I am unemployed and no longer studying because nsfas rejects my applications, the question arises whether are there any monitors nor inspectors in all these institutions created, or are these online portals created to make our lives struggle more, what is it that you are doing…

  8. My since August 2023 is referred then last month they send me verification link and I did updated everything but still the same identity verification request nothing is happening what should I do please help?

  9. Can’t remember apply for sassa,can’t even apply or change number I don’t understandif there’s someone whose getting my grant or what I’ve been calling and no assistant till now ,WhatsApp number doesn’t work, please help

  10. What happen if SRD funds had been approved without dates for quit a time and you people stopped payments? I wasn’t aware of how to proceed.

  11. I want to change my number lost the SIM card and can’t get the application ID without it to chnge te number,what can I do it’s an emergency?

  12. I applied in 2022 April and I was approved and I lost my sim and I’ve got my numbers changed and I even updated my banking details this year in March I only started getting my first 350 in March and I still haven’t gotten the money from previous years what should I do??


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