How to Unblock My SASSA Card?

Unblock My SASSA Card: Most people in South Africa rely on the SASSA Social Grant for their income and livelihood.

Indeed, most applicants will have their SASSA card to check their account balance and withdraw their grant amount.

Seemingly, the card should be in regular use to be active. But what if your SASSA card is inactive and blocked?

In such cases, you cannot use your SASSA card anymore to withdraw your grant payment.

Fortunately, there are a few workarounds to unblock your SASSA Card completely. Check out the article below to find out how to unblock your SASSA Card.

Do read: How to Change SASSA Card PIN?

Why My SASSA Card is Blocked?

Here are a few reasons why your SASSA card would have been blocked.

  • Entering the Wrong PIN multiple times
  • Failing to collect your Social Grant on time
  • Exceeding the maximum withdrawal limit
  • Technical issues
  • Your SASSA Card’s validity has expired
  • Fraud Prevention

How to Unblock My SASSA Card?

Seemingly, there are multiple ways to unblock your SASSA card. They are;

  • Call SASSA Helpline
  • Visiting the Nearest SASSA office
  • Get a New SASSA Card
  • Reset SASSA Card PIN

#1. Call SASSA Helpline

One of the easiest measures you can immediately take is to call the SASSA helpline number and report the issue. Indeed, the SASSA helpline toll-free number is “0800 60 10 11”.

All you need to do is make a call to the respective number and wait for the SASSA representative to attend the call.

Once the call connects, inform your issue to the representative and provide your SASSA ID number and mobile number for verification. Further, the representative will help you with unblocking your SASSA Card.

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#2. Visiting the Nearest SASSA Office

The most effective way to unblock your SASSA Card is to report your issue directly at the SASSA office. Make sure to carry valid documents like

  • ID Proof
  • Proof of Residence
  • SASSA Card
  • Bank Statements

Indeed, you will be asked to fill out an application form with the documents attached. If there are no serious issues with your card, then the officials can unblock your SASSA card within a few minutes.

#3. Get a New SASSA Card

If your SASSA card is expired or not able to unblock it, then you can get a new SASSA card by applying for it in the SASSA office.

Of course, you will need to carry your ID proofs and mandatory documents to apply for a new SASSA card.

Seemingly, you will need to pay R26 to get a new card. The new SASSA card will be delivered to you within a few days.

#4. Reset SASSA Card PIN

Entering the wrong PIN too many times can also block your card temporarily for security purposes.

In such cases, you can try using the card after some time, or resetting the card PIN can be an effective option.

People who forgot their SASSA Card PIN can also go for resetting the PIN option. For this, you have to visit either the SASSA office or the Post office bank.

Make sure to carry ID proofs and the SASSA card to submit at the SASSA office.

Check this article – SASSA Card Renewal Process in 2024 – Extend Card Validity

Precautionary measures to prevent your SASSA Card from Blocking

  • Protect your PIN
  • Keep your card safe
  • Update your contact information
  • Be cautious with ATM transactions
  • Regularly check your card balance and transactions
  • Report lost or stolen cards immediately

Final Note

This is how you can unblock my SASSA Card by yourself. We have listed the steps to unblock your SASSA card and the precautionary measures to get rid of this issue.

In addition, it is essential to replace your expired SASSA cards to continue using your SASSA card without any hassle.

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