What is a USSD code for SASSA loans?
USSD stands for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data. The USSD code is a dial service offered by service/network providers for registering for your SASSA loans application using the cellphone.
Why use the USSD code when applying for SASSA loans
The South African government noticed that many Africans who require financial aid had no access to the internet. This meant that some would have to pay high fees to use the internet to apply online in Internet cafes etc. The government then arranged with network providers to allow a facility where one can apply using their cell phone without any internet connection.
This facility also means you don’t need an expensive smartphone to apply for SASSA loans. Any cell phone can use, and this has been an excellent initiative for many societies, especially those in rural areas.
This easy way of applying for SASSA loans means you won’t need to visit any SASSA branch to apply for a loan. Everything can be done from the comfort of your home.
The USSD code is also a faster way of applying for your loan. You will not need to travel long hours or be stuck in congestion; everything can be done in your office, homestead or anywhere else.
It’s important to understand that there are no SMS costs or any fee you will be charged. You will not have to incur extra costs like transport fees. The USSD code form for applying for SASSA loans is also cheaper.
How to apply for SASSA loans using your cell phone
- Dial the short code *120*3737# on your cell phone.
- Enter your national Identity card number in the space provided
- Reply with the PIN you got at the ATM
- Forward your total monthly expenses
- Receive instructions to pick up your grant
How to check your SASSA balance using the USSD code
Unlike ages before, checking your balance was a hustle that would trouble you for days. Nowadays, you can narrow your SASSA balance using your phone without visiting any branch or going to the internet.
Use the below steps to check your SASSA balance
- Dial *120*3210# on your phone
- Follow the prompts
If the code used above refuses to work, there is another way you may use to check your SASSA balance. Follow the steps below to check your balance.
- Dial *120*69277# on your phone
- Follow each step
- It would be best if you then got an SMS notification
What is the SASSA loan SMS number?
You can get in touch with SASSA officials on their SMS number 0800 60 10 11 or CPS 0800 60 01 60
Get in touch with SASSA officials for any questions you may want to ask with the contacts below.
SASSA Toll free: 0800 60 10 11
CPS 0800 60 01 60 ·
Customer Care Helpline: 012 312 7727
Email: [email protected]