SASSA Grant Payment Updates

Check Why Sassa R350 Grant May Payments Have Been Delayed

Payment delays have yet again prevented some R350 grant beneficiaries in Mpumalanga from receiving their monthly payouts. Their application shows a “pending” status.

In response to the issue of delays in the approval and payment of the R350 grant, Sassa stated that the approval process follows a specific verification process to ensure applicants have no other income.

Verification of Sassa R350 grants

According to Sassa, if an application remains pending, it means that the application has not yet been fully verified, according to a statement released on Tuesday. Checking citizenship with the Department of Home Affairs and verifying UIF registration with the Department of Employment and Labour are both part of the verification process. Besides verifying banking details, Sassa stressed that the agency conducts thorough checks to ensure that all requirements are met before approval is granted. As soon as all verification processes are complete, applicants’ application status will be updated to “approved.”

R350 Grant Application Mistakes

According to Sassa, some beneficiaries experienced delays in receiving grants after approval because they failed to provide banking information. In order to ensure prompt payment processing, applicants should provide their bank account details, not just the name of their bank.

The R350 grant was reintroduced in April 2020 to provide financial relief to those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. This program is currently in its third cycle and is available to unemployed South Africans who do not receive any other income.

SASSA Status Check SRD R350 Check Online Free

If your status is Approved and have Payment date, your options have expanded to collect the funds at the Merchant /Retail stores : . Checkers . Usave . Shoprite . Pick ‘n Pay . Boxer When going to a retail outlet to access the funds, clients must have their identity documents and cellphone with access to the number they registered with when applying for the grant a withdrawal confirmation message will be sent to the registered number that was used on application.

By following these steps, you will be able to see if you qualify (have been approved) for the grant or if you do not. Should you not qualify or feel that your grant has been unapproved for an unfair reason, you have the right to appeal.

SASSA Status Check – see if your SRD R350 grant has been approved

If you applied for the SASSA SRD R350 grant and are still awaiting the outcome of your application, you may check the status of your SASSA grant here, you can also find out what your status means, how you will be paid and more.


1) Online via the official SASSA SRD website
2) On WhatsApp 082 046 8553 (send them a message saying “Hi” and then follow the prompts)
3) By calling the toll free number 0800 60 10 11 and following the prompts

SASSA Grant Payment Updates

How To Submit Your April R350 Grant Appeal

Is your SASSA Grant Application Rejected

Being rejected from receiving the only social support grant available to unemployed individuals can be difficult. However, individuals who have been rejected have the right to submit an appeal, which could result in them receiving the social support mechanism.

  • Social Relief of Distress ﴾SRD﴿ grant, also known as the R350 grant, is a critical relief measure available to unemployed people between the ages of 18 and 59 years old living in South Africa.

You can apply for the R350 grant by submitting an application to the South African Social Security Agency ﴾SASSA﴿. Your application will be considered and will be provided with a decision.

Sassa declines your R350 grant application

If Sassa declines your R350 grant application, you have the right to submit an appeal if you disagree with SASSA decision. Appeals must be submitted to the Independent Tribunal for Social Assistance Appeals

Here’s How To Submit Your April 2023 R350 grant appeal

  • Step 1: Visit The ITSAA Website
  • Step 2: Enter Your Identification Number
  • Step 3: Enter The Cell Phone Number You Used During The Application Process
  • Step 4: Click Send “Pin”
  • Step 5: Once you receive the pin, you will be required to insert it and click “Submit”
  • Step 6: Select the month that you are appealing for
  • Step 7: Secret the drop‐down arrow to choose the reason for your appeal application from the options provided
  • Step 8: Click “Submit” to complete the appeal application process

The ITSAA will give you a decision within 60 to 90 days after you submitted your appeal.

The decision of the ITSAA is the final decision. However, if you are not satisfied with the decision, you may approach the High Court for judicial review. This must be done within a period of 180 days.

An appeal application needs to be lodged in relation to each month where a person is rejected by Sassa, if in
disagreement with the decision.”

Millions of vulnerable people living in South Africa rely on grants from the South African Social Security Agency monthly. The agency responsible for these grant payments has introduced new verification checks to ensure that grants are paid to the right people.

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