Check SASSA Old Age Grant Status Online

You can Check SASSA Old Age Grant Status Online. This grant is provided to senior South African citizens aged 60 years or older, supporting them during their golden years.

Check SASSA Old Age Grant Status

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To check the status of your Older Persons Grant, follow these simple steps:

  1. To check your SASSA Status visit:
  2. Enter your South African ID Number or 13-digit bar-coded identity document (ID).
  3. Provide the cell phone number you used when submitting your SASSA Old Age 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 Old Age Grant status.
  6. The status results for your grant application will be displayed.
  • Important Notice: SASSA has announced that all Social Grants will be increased starting from 1 April 2023. This includes the Child Support Grant, Disability Grant, Grant In Aid, Care Dependency Grant, War Veterans Grant, and Older Persons Grant will be increased to R2080 (for recipients between 60 and 74) and R2100 (for recipients over 75 years old).

What if your application is not approved?

In the event that your application is not approved, SASSA will provide written notification explaining the reason for the unsuccessful outcome. If you disagree with the decision, you have the option to appeal to the Minister of Social Development at the National Department of Social Development. Remember, the appeal must be submitted within 90 days of being notified that your application was unsuccessful.

How much is SASSA old age grant?

If your grant application is approved, you will receive payment starting from the date of your application. The maximum monthly amount for the SASSA Old Age Grant is R2080. If you are aged 75 or older, you will receive R2100.

What are the payment methods for SASSA old age grants?

SASSA provides the grant through the following payment methods:

  1. Cash at a designated pay point on a specified day.
  2. Electronic deposit into your bank or Postbank account (please note that the bank may charge for this service).
  3. Institutions such as old age homes.
  • Note: If you are unable to collect the money yourself, you can appoint a procurator at the SASSA office or grant someone power of attorney to collect the grant on your behalf.

When will SASSA older person grant be reviewed and suspended?

SASSA may decide to review your grant based on the income you declared during your application. You will be notified three months in advance of the review or the due date for submitting a life certificate (proof of being alive). If you receive your grant through a bank, institution, or procurator, you are required to complete a life certificate at the SASSA offices annually.

Your grant may be suspended under the following circumstances:

  1. Changes in your circumstances.
  2. Review outcomes.
  3. Failure to cooperate during the review process.
  4. Fraudulent activity or misrepresentation.
  5. Approval mistakes.

When will the lapse and cessation of the SASSA grant happens?

Your SASSA grant may lapse or cease if:

  1. You pass away.
  2. You are admitted to a state institution.
  3. You do not claim for three consecutive months.
  4. You are absent from the country.
  • Please note: If you are admitted to an institution with a state contract for your care, the social grant is reduced to 25% of the maximum grant amount. This reduction begins in the fourth month following your admission and will be reinstated immediately upon your discharge.

Contact Information:

SASSA Status Check


  1. Good day, I receive my pension grant and are very thankful. I was ask to provide proof of being a SASSA member which I do not have. How can I apply for proof of being a SASSA member. Thanks

  2. My parents received less money in Feb 2024. Why is that? Does anyone know. They received their first amount in Jan and then it was more because it was from 18 Dec when we applied. Please advuse

  3. Hello, my mom is a pensioner and she hasn’t received her old age pension. She usually receives it in her Capitec bank account. Please assist.

  4. Hi, can one follow up on registration, etc. at any SASSA office regardless of residential address?

  5. my status says ‘Application Verified – Awaiting for Approval’ submission date 2023-08-25
    How much longer will it take?

  6. What does status – Awaiting verification mean. I applied on the 4th of September and its still showing awaiting verification

  7. Good day

    Hope you good,

    I wanted to ask, what do I do when I am in a position where my dad had stroke on the 2nd of September and his sassa card is expired so I wanted to know how do I go about it since 1 side is not working, do I take him to sassa offices to renew the card or I can go there on his behalf?

    Your respond will be highly appreciated.

    Best regards

  8. hi my father`s grant money he did not get, when we check on states it said the id does not respond. try to call the number 0800 60 10 11 they say network.

  9. Good day plse can you help me. I was in Graskop for my old age grant. This is the first time I applied for grant.

    I was there on 25 Sept 2023
    Is it possible to tell me when I can expect my first payment plse

  10. I applied in Sept 23 and was told that my first payment will be the 03 Oct 23, received no payment went back to Roodepoort Offices they confirmed I will get part of Sept 23 – Oct 23 and Nov 23 on the 02 Nov 23 the amount that would have been paid is stull not paid??????

  11. My old persons grant was approved on 10 July 2023. I received a letter from SASSA dated 17 July 2023 by D Khumalo that my grant is approved. I was supposed to get my first payment in August 2023, but have not received anything. I opted to have the money paid into my bank account. I am 78 years old and find it difficult to go to my local SASSA office.

    I desperately need my money.
    What can I do?
    CL Cloete

  12. Western Cape.
    Registered online profiles, been to Sassa offices, no one has answers regarding applications. Nothing online. No contact number you provide works. Give people some decent answers and numbers to call that someone ACTUALLY ANSWERS. This is ridiculous service.. pensioners need their money!

  13. Good day, My father’s old age pension for October is not yet in his postbank card. Is there a problem with some recipients this month of october. He has been receiving his old age pension for 7 years now. Thank you.

  14. Hi there,
    I applied for an old age grant on 12 June 2023 at the Midrand SASSA branch. On that day their computers were offline and they accepted and processed my application by hand. I went online to check my status but no status is available. On 12 October it will be 4 months. Please can you assist.

  15. Good Day my grandma is still waiting on her old age grant money. the card still shows declined? Can someone please assist me ASAP

  16. Good day,

    I went to draw out my SASSA old age grant on Tuesday 05 September 2023 and there was 2140 in the account, but due to the hiccup with the systems I could not draw the funds. I tried again today and it said that there are insufficient funds. When checking the balance statement, there was only R22.40 in the account. Please can you assist.

  17. I applied for Older Persons Grant Feb 2022 which was declined an appeal was raised
    but todate no response has been received.I wish to learn
    of the progess

  18. My parents old age grant has not yet been paid in, when will the problem been solved by the Post Bank a lot off old people are complaining they did not received any old age grant up to now. Can you assist please..

      1. Tried to phone the number given and I am unable to get through to that number. The error message is “NETWORK CONGESTED” Please provide alternative number

          1. I am Edwin L Moshoeshoe I replied myOld Sassa grant atNovember 2023 my payment I did not receive January 2024 No payment to myStandard BankAcc Idno62082853700

        1. I changed my simcard and I don’t remember the number I used to apply for Old age pension,does that I will not receive my pension money

      2. My handed in her bank document on the 13th september so that sassa can pay her pension into the bank account. Its is now 08/10/2023, STILL no payment. please HELP

        when I call your 0800 number it cuts off after waiting for 15minutes. I have been calling since the 2/10/2023.I have even emailed GrantEnquiries, no answer or feedback

        1. Good day, I have submitted my bank application forms in June, and still waiting . Have someone visited a Sassa office inquire the progress of the capturing ????? I have been chased away like a criminal, saying they’re too busy .is there another way to check if the application has been processed.

      3. I have all my documents ready for old age pension fund, please can you help me with the email address where I have to send it

    1. Good day,
      My id number does not appear on your system, however, I draw pensioner social grand every month. I did not receive my August 2023 grand and do not know why.

  19. I have not yet received my old age grant , i dont know why , my card has expired but the lady at the post office said i must come and renew it in December. Any advice

    1. Hi I will be turning 60 in few months so what paper must I have I am not married your help will be appreciated thanks

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