Check SASSA Child Support Grant Status Online

The SASSA Child Support Grant aims to assist lower-income households in covering the basic needs of their children. It is not intended to replace other sources of income but rather to bridge the gap in the household’s cost of living. This social support is similar to the SASSA Foster Child Grant, and please note that only one application will be accepted at a time for either of these grants.

If you are the primary caregiver of a child (whether a parent, grandparent, or anyone primarily responsible for the child’s care), you can conveniently Check SASSA Child Support Grant Status Online. Here is how you can do it properly.

Check SASSA Child Support Grant Status Online

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To check the status of your child support grant, please follow these simple steps:

  1. To check your SASSA Status visit:
  2. Enter the South African ID Number of the child's parent, guardian, or primary caregiver.
  3. Provide the cell phone number associated with the SASSA Child Support Grant application.
  4. Click the 'Submit' button to send your request to our database.
  5. Our web portal will process your application for the SASSA Child Support Grant status.
  6. The status results for your children's grant application will be displayed.
  • Important Notice: The Child Support Grant has been increased to R500, with the top-up increasing to R250 in 2023 and next year 2024.

When you are unable to receive the SASSA child grant?

You may not be eligible to receive the SASSA Child Support Grant if:

  • You are being paid to look after the child.
  • You are not the child's primary caregiver.
  • Someone else is already receiving a grant for the child.
  • You represent an institution that takes care of the child.
  • Note: Eligibility for the grant is determined through a means test, which assesses your asset and income thresholds.

What is the SASSA child Grant amount?

The amount of the child support grant may change annually, but currently, it is R500 per month per child. When making the application, you can specify how you would like the money to be paid. It can be paid out in cash on specific days at a designated pay point or electronically deposited into your bank account.

  • Please note that normal bank charges apply to any transactions involving your bank account. You have the option to change the payment method at any time by completing a form, although the change will take effect one month later.

When do you start receiving children's grants?

If your application is approved, you will start receiving payments within three months, and the payments will be backdated to the date of your application.

When do SASSA payments stop for child care?

Your grant may cease under the following circumstances:

  • The child passes away.
  • The child turns 18 at the end of the month.
  • The caregiver fails to claim for three consecutive months.
  • The child is absent from the country.
  • The child is admitted to a state institution.
  • Important Notice: Your grant will be periodically reviewed to ensure continued eligibility. Additionally, it is essential to inform the department of any changes in your or your child's circumstances.

Contact for Enquiries

For any inquiries, you can reach out to the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to obtain information on:

  • Pay-out dates.
  • Qualifying rules for all government grants.
  • District office addresses and contact numbers.
  • Assistance with your application.
  • Reporting any instances of fraud or corruption.

SASSA Status Check


  1. Good day

    I hope all is well. I was hoping that you can please assist me, as I am suspecting someone is withdrawing my child’s sassa grant. My card was stolen, I urgently seek assistance with cancelling the old card and receiving a new one. Please let me know what information you require from me to look into the matter.

    Your assistance with the matter or advice will be highly appreciated

    Thank you in advance

    Kind regards
    Asheeqah Alexander


  3. Can I pls get answers why a didn’t receive the January child support grand ? Will I receive the money double because I have to pay people who help me to buy some of the the things for school? As the school was going to be open. Thnk you is Jeanette Mabe

  4. I didn’t receive the grant money for January when I call the sassa office they keep on saying there are technical problems over there I will receive it n up until today I haven’t received it

  5. What is happening of late with child support grant why people are not getting money almost there’s 10% of children especially this month of December please guys schools are opening I didn’t get it this month and need to buy stationery for children Nonkonzo Venfolo

  6. I did not receive child support grant this month January 2024. Please help as kids are going to school next week

  7. Hi what is going on many ppl did not receive their children grant including me now in January 2024 and yet many ppl rely on that money for their kids coz it’s time to go back to school please let us parents know what’s the problem.

  8. in april 2023 were usely get R2000 but that mouth we only got a R950 in my bank account & i did report it the whole mouth of may 2023 at the post office and they took my details and said within 7working days the money will be paid in my bank account and still till today im still waiting for them to reply or something,i need hlp,serously.

  9. I didn’t get my child support grant September month when am to post office their sad i must come tomorrow till today

    1. I applied online on the 17th February 2024 for child support grant. I kept checking my status it said “awaiting assessment”. Now it says” no application exist ” I wonder what could be the problem please help.

  10. My kids grant can’t be cancelled from their guardian I’m staying with them now I tried they said they can’t assist because they were registered at KZN not I’m at GP I must go to KZN and cancell from their previous guardian please help I don’t have. Money to go to KZN

  11. Is it possible to change child support banking details from capitec to oldmutual. If yes then what do i need to change the banking details

  12. Hi I applied on September told me to come back within 2 weeks when I try and check my progress on line on the status check it doesn’t work it shows only R350 application

  13. I applied in august still no response all documents are verified hist says application captured awaiting verification

    1. Since 2020 September after my husband past away he was collect my child grand I was visit at sassa now it is October 2023 please help

  14. Since i applied for child support grant in May till today i am still waiting and when i make a call no answer💔

  15. Hellow I went to fetch the child support grand for my children 2 days ago I did not received it then I called the the sassa help line they told it deposited then I checked it again yesterday it Declined please help me my children are hungry.

  16. I apply for social grand but I can’t get social grand it’s because I’m working security company and its 3months contract I’m not permanent at the work and I’m single parent what can I do please help me I’m struggling

      1. I applied online child support grant since 11 September 2023 when I check status said captured since October till this month what can I do??

    1. My mother did not receive any grants for 3 kids she is receiving only R700 from September she received R100 how is that possible for 3 kids and I have patient about the whole thinking she will get help …😞 She is now old I gave her permission to receive child support but sassa is failing her because they were saying she can’t read or write,I’m really hurt to say this but I need help with everything n explanation so that I can understand…

    1. My children didn’t receive sassa child support this month I don’t understand why please can u get back to me so that I can understand exactly what is wrong

    2. My child did not receive children’s grand this month can u please tell me why my child did not received his child grand please

    3. Hi my child didn’t get since she was born her mother applied online and sassa send her massage of approval but she didn’t get it even now. And when we go to nearest sass they says they can’t help us we must phone the hat office

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