Check SASSA Old Age Grant Status Online

In the digital age of 2023, staying informed about your government benefits is crucial, especially for senior South African citizens aged 60 years or older. The SASSA Old Age Grant serves as a vital lifeline, supporting individuals during their golden years. Here, we guide you through the process of checking your grant status online, ensuring you are well-informed about your financial support.

How to Check SASSA Old Age Grant Status Online

Wondering about the status of your Older Persons Grant? Follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official SASSA Status portal:
  2. Enter your South African ID Number or 13-digit bar-coded identity document (ID).
  3. Provide the cell phone number used during your SASSA Old Age Grant application.
  4. Click ‘Submit’ to send your request to the database.
  5. The portal will process your application, and the grant status results will be displayed promptly.

Important Update for 2023

SASSA has announced a significant increase in all Social Grants starting from 1 April 2023. This increase applies to various grants, including the Child Support Grant, Disability Grant, Grant In Aid, Care Dependency Grant, War Veterans Grant, and Older Persons Grant. Recipients between 60 and 74 years old will receive R2080, while those aged 75 and above will receive R2100 monthly.

What if Your Application is Not Approved?

In case your application is denied, SASSA will send a written explanation for the decision. If you disagree, you can appeal to the Minister of Social Development at the National Department of Social Development. Remember, the appeal must be submitted within 90 days of the unsuccessful application notification.

Payment Methods and Reviews

Approved grants are disbursed through various methods:

  • Cash at designated pay points.
  • Electronic deposits into your bank or Postbank account.
  • Institutions such as old age homes.

SASSA Grant Reviews and Suspensions

Your grant may undergo a review based on your declared income during the application. SASSA will notify you three months in advance for the review or life certificate submission. Grant suspension can occur due to changes in circumstances, review outcomes, non-cooperation, fraudulent activity, or approval mistakes.

Lapse and Cessation of the SASSA Grant

Your SASSA grant may cease if:

  • You pass away.
  • You are admitted to a state institution.
  • You do not claim for three consecutive months.
  • You are absent from the country.

It’s essential to note that if admitted to an institution with a state contract for care, the social grant reduces to 25% of the maximum amount for the fourth month following admission, reinstating upon discharge.

Contact Information

For further assistance, reach out to SASSA through:

Stay empowered and informed about your SASSA Old Age Grant in 2023. Remember, your financial well-being matters, and staying updated ensures you receive the support you deserve.