Check SASSA Old Age Grant Status

You can check SASSA Old Age Grant Status by providing your ID and mobile number. The process provides instant status updates for approved monthly payments to eligible senior citizens, refugees, and asylum seekers aged over 60 in need of government support.

Check SASSA Old Age Grant Status

Follow the SASSA Old Age Grant Status Check process to receive confirmation on your monthly grant approval notification, allowing you to collect your payments through the designated payment method.

  1. To check SASSA Old Age Grant Status visit
  2. Enter your South African ID and the registered cell phone number linked to your older person’s grant application.
  3. Click on the Status Check button to send your request to the SRD database for processing.
  4. You will see your Old Age Grant status displayed on the screen with approved month payment dates, including your Application ID.

SASSA Old Age Grant Payment Dates

Once your grant status shows approved for the month, you can proceed to the SASSA payment dates for the Older Person Grant to check your payday, when you will get paid. This step is important to ensure you do not miss your payment date and receive your grant on time, avoiding delayed payment.


Old Age Pension Not Received

If you have not received your approved SASSA older person grant payment, call your bank’s customer service number to inquire about your payment transaction for the following month. You can also check the reasons for not receiving the SASSA payment to make an educated decision based on common factors. Typically, you have to wait for 3 to 4 days for the approved grant to be received in your bank account. If not, you can contact the SASSA helpline at 0800601011 to find out the reason behind such a delay.

Older Person Grant Status Declined

If your SASSA old age grant status is declined, it means your application didn’t meet the eligibility criteria. If you believe you qualify for the older person grant and SASSA’s decision was incorrect, you can appeal by following these steps. Submit your appeal to SASSA, and the Department of Social Development will process it for each denied month.

  1. Visit the SASSA appeal website to submit your request.
  2. Provide your ID number and the cellphone number registered with your application.
  3. Enter your 13-digit, bar-coded identity document (ID) for verification.
  4. Insert the PIN code received on your cellphone linked with your application.
  5. Select the month for which you want to appeal SASSA for the declined old age grant.
  6. Provide the reason for appealing SASSA’s decline decision.
  7. Click the Submit button to send your appeal and wait for the approval message.

SASSA Old Age Grant Application Pending

If your SASSA Older Person Grant Status is Pending, it means your application hasn’t been processed yet. You can wait for 30 to 60 days for a final decision, and stay updated with Sassa status check. If documents are missing, update your SASSA application with all required details, including necessary documents and answers to the screening questionnaire. Depending on your grant, Sassa may require a medical report, income and asset details, and contact information. Typically, pending status lasts for up to 14 days from the application date.

  • Important Notice: Old Age Grant beneficiaries with ‘Pending Bank Details’ status should change SASSA bank details by adding a personal bank account.
  • If your Sassa status changed to pending for reapplication you can resolve it by resubmitting a SASSA reapplication, follow the steps below to reinstate your grant.

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