How To Check Your Sassa SRD R370 Status Using An SMS

Wondering if your application for the SASSA SRD R370 grant has been approved?

You don’t need a computer!

This guide shows you how to check your status quickly and easily using just your phone’s SMS function.

In simple steps, we’ll walk you through crafting the message, sending it to the right number, and understanding the response.

No internet access is required, so you can check your application status on the go!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Your South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) ID number.
  • Your mobile phone with an active SMS plan.

Steps to Check Your SASSA SRD R370 Status Using SMS

1. Open Your Messaging App

On your phone, locate the app you use for sending text messages (SMS).

This app might be named “Messages,” “Messaging,” or something similar depending on your phone model.

2. Start a New Message

Once you’ve opened your messaging app, find the option to create a new message.

This is usually indicated by a “+” symbol or a “New message” button.

3. Enter the Recipient Number

In the recipient field (where you enter the phone number you’re sending the message to), type in the following number: 082 046 8553

Important Note: This is the official SASSA number for checking your SRD grant status via SMS.

Do not use any other number to avoid delays or potential scams.

4. Craft Your SMS Message

In the message body section (where you type your message), enter the following text:

SASSA [Your ID Number]

Replace [Your ID Number] with your actual South African ID number.

Make sure you enter all the digits correctly, without any spaces or hyphens.

5. Double-Check and Send

Carefully review the recipient number (082 046 8553) and your ID number in the message to ensure accuracy.

Once everything looks correct, tap on the “Send” button to send the SMS to SASSA.

6. Receive Your Status Update

After sending the SMS, you should receive a reply message from the same number (082 046 8553) within a short period.

This reply message will contain your current SASSA SRD grant application status.

Understanding Your Status Update

The reply message from SASSA will be brief and might use abbreviations.

Here’s a quick explanation of what some common responses might mean:

  • Approved: Congratulations! Your SASSA SRD grant application has been approved. You can expect further communication regarding payment details.
  • Pending: Your application is still under review. Be patient and wait for another update.
  • Rejected: Unfortunately, your application was not approved. The reply message might also provide a reason for rejection. If you believe there’s an error, you can consider appealing the decision.

Additional Tips:

Ensure you have enough credit on your phone to send and receive SMS messages.

Save the conversation with SASSA for future reference, especially if you receive an approval message.

If you don’t receive a reply within a reasonable time (e.g., 24 hours), you can try sending the SMS again.