How to Check Your SASSA R350 Balance using *130*?

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) provides a lifeline to many vulnerable individuals through the R350 COVID-19 grant. To ensure transparency and easy access to information, SASSA has introduced a convenient method for beneficiaries to check their grant balance using the USSD code *130*

Step-by-Step process of checking your SASSA R350 balance using *130*

1. Dial *130* on Your Mobile Device:
Start by unlocking your mobile device and opening the dialer app. Then, enter the USSD code *130* using the keypad and press the call button. This will initiate the SASSA service menu.

2. Select the Option for Grant Balance:
After dialing *130*, you will be presented with a list of options on your screen. Look for the option that corresponds to checking your grant balance. Depending on the service provider, this option may vary slightly but should be clearly indicated.

3. Enter Your SASSA ID Number:
Once you have selected the grant balance option, the system will prompt you to enter your SASSA ID number. Enter the 13-digit ID number using the keypad on your mobile device, ensuring that you input the correct digits.

Step-by-Step process of checking your SASSA R350 balance using *130*

4. Confirm and Wait for Results:
After entering your SASSA ID number, confirm that the information is correct and wait for the system to process your request. This may take a few moments as the system retrieves your grant balance from the SASSA database.

5. View and Note Your Grant Balance:
Once the system has retrieved your grant balance, it will be displayed on your screen. Take note of the amount shown, as this represents the current balance of your SASSA R350 grant.

Ensure that you have a valid SASSA ID number before attempting to check your grant balance using *130*.

  • Make sure you have sufficient airtime or a working mobile data plan, as the USSD code may incur charges based on your service provider’s rates.
  • If you encounter any difficulties or errors while using the *130* USSD code, contact your service provider’s customer service for assistance.
  • It is essential to keep your SASSA ID number confidential and not share it with anyone.
  • Remember to check your grant balance regularly to stay updated on your eligibility and any changes to your grant status.


Checking your SASSA R350 grant balance using the *130* USSD code is a simple and convenient process. By following the step-by-step guide outlined in this blog post, beneficiaries can easily access their grant balance information and stay informed about their eligibility and funding status.