If you’re a recipient of South Africa’s social grant program, you likely have a SASSA (South African Social Security Agency) card. This card is used to access your monthly grant payments and can be used at ATMs and merchants who accept debit cards. It’s important to keep track of your balance on your SASSA card to ensure that you have enough funds to cover your expenses. In this blog post, we’ll cover how to check your balance on your SASSA card.
Method 1: Using an ATM
The easiest way to check your SASSA card balance is by using an ATM. Follow these simple steps to check your balance:
- Insert your SASSA card into the ATM’s card slot.
- Enter your PIN number.
- Select “Balance inquiry” from the available options.
- Your SASSA card balance will be displayed on the screen.
Method 2: Using your cellphone
If you don’t have access to an ATM, you can also check your SASSA card balance using your cellphone. Here’s how to do it:
- Dial *120*3210# from your cellphone.
- Follow the prompts and enter your ID number and SASSA card number.
- Your SASSA card balance will be sent to you via SMS.
Note : Recent Reports indicates that the USSD code is no longer working.
Method 3: Using the SASSA Service Centre
You can also check your SASSA card balance by using the SASSA Service Centre . Here’s how:
- Contact SASSA on the hotline 0800601011
- Select the language preference
- Ask them to check your SASSA Card Balance if you are paid or not.
- You may be required to prove your identity.
- Tell them your ID number or card number of required.
- They may direct you to the Post Office or Postbank for further information.
To conclude, there are several ways to check your SASSA card balance, including using an ATM, your cellphone, or the SASSA Service Centre or Postbank. It’s important to keep track of your balance to ensure that you have enough funds to cover your expenses.