I lost my SASSA reference number, is there anything I can possibly do to retrieve it now or is it lost to me for good? What are some of the ways in which I can get my SASSA reference number back after I lost it? If you are struggling with these or similar questions then you should definitely read out the following complete article because you are about to get your questions answered!
More often than never, it so happens that you lose your reference number despite knowing how important it is to keep it safe. But that is not the end of the world and you will be surprised how common this issue is amongst the SASSA applicants. So, let me provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to resolve matters and take charge again!
Retrieve Through Whatsapp
Retrieving your SASSA reference number through WhatsApp is hands down one of the best and easiest ways of getting back your reference number. It does not involve any overly technical steps hence, you won’t need assistance from any third person.
In fact, the entire process is super easy, you just have to type “SASSA” in the text box in the chat and send it to their official WhatsApp number 082 046 8553. You will receive an immediate response in the form of a manual. To that, simply reply with one word “Yes” and they will start dictating steps for you to follow in order to find out your reference number.
Make sure that you read out the information properly and reply to them appropriately. At the end of this process, you will be displayed your reference number on the screen.
Retrieve Through SASSA USSD Helpline Number
Another very convenient and quick method to retrieve your SASSA reference number is through the USSD helpline number issued by SASSA for that matter. You just have to dial the code 1203210# in your cell phone and hit call.
Within seconds the code will be processed and you will receive a series of instructions on your phone. You just have to follow the steps by listening to the instructions and following the manual. At the end, you will get your reference number displayed on the screen of your mobile phone.
Moreover, if the aforementioned USSD code is busy or not connecting, you may also try out the alternative code issued by SASSA. This code is 12062277#. All the steps are the same as discussed above.
Retrieve Through Voice Call
If you don’t want to struggle with reading and understanding a manual, then the best and most appropriate method of checking out your SASSA reference number is through voice calls. In this method, instead of being required to read out a manual and respond accordingly, you will just have to listen to a machine operator dictate your steps which will eventually lead up to displaying your reference number.
So, to start off, you must dial their official number: 0800 601 001 and give it a ring. Your call will be immediately connected to an operator who will give you certain alternative steps. You just have to dial 1 in the text box and let the request process out.
After that, you will be connected to the SASSA assistant who will help you out with the rest of the process. By the end of it, you will receive your reference number.
So, that was all from my side and I really hope that you all enjoyed reading through this highly informative article. I mentioned some of the easiest and most convenient ways in which you can retrieve your much-needed SASSA reference number. You may choose the method that is most suitable for you and play it out; however, before that, you must know everything about each of the methods.
In any case, I would like to conclude this entire article by summing up everything that I mentioned above. There are about three simple methods by which you can retrieve your SASSA reference number. First, there is the WhatsApp method, then comes the USSD code alternative, and finally there is the option to call the SASSA assistant on their official number.