How To Recover Your Sassa SRD R370 Reference Number Via USSD

Let me tell you about my mini-nightmare the other day.

I needed my SASSA reference number for something important, but of course, I couldn’t find it anywhere!

I was starting to panic, but then I remembered this USSD code a friend mentioned. USSD – sounds fancy, right?

But it’s actually super easy to use. So, I whipped out my phone, dialled the code, and bam!

Within minutes, my reference number was staring right back at me.

Now, whenever someone asks how to get their SASSA reference number back, I tell them this little USSD trick.

And this is how to do it!

Before We Begin:

USSD codes work like a secret handshake between your phone and a service provider.

In this case, the service provider is SASSA.

Make sure you have enough mobile network signal for your phone to receive messages.

Step-by-Step Guide To Recover Your Reference Number Via USSD

1. Open Your Phone’s Dial Pad

This is the app you use to make calls. It usually looks like a grid with numbers and symbols.

2. Dial the USSD Code

Key in the code “*120*3210#” on the dial pad. Don’t forget the asterisks and hash symbol!

Once you enter the code, press the call button as if you were making a regular phone call.

3. Wait for SASSA’s Response

Your phone will receive a message from SASSA. This message might contain instructions or ask for more information.

4. Follow the Prompts (if any)

In some cases, the message might ask you to enter your South African ID number.

If so, enter the number carefully and send the reply following the instructions in the SASSA message (it might tell you to press a specific button).

Providing your ID number helps SASSA verify it’s you.

5. Receive Your Reference Number

Once SASSA confirms your details (if prompted for ID number), you’ll receive another message containing your SASSA SRD R370 reference number.

It will be a unique combination of letters and numbers.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully retrieved your lost reference number using USSD.

Now you can use it for any purpose required by your SASSA application.

This USSD method is a fast and convenient option, especially if you don’t have internet access or prefer a simple approach without using apps.

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