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. My mom is a pensioner but for 2 months now she has not received her grant she is meant to receive it via Capitec, what is going on? When n how is this going to be resolved?

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

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

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

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