Since the inception of this SRD R350 grants which saw more five million applications in just five days, applicants are worried as to when their applications will be considered.
To make matters worse, most applicants are met with a “failed” notification when checking their statuses.
Others too have seen their status pending for the current month of August 2021, whiles others still see statuses for May 2021.
It has however be noted that, the SMS notification received after the successful submission of the application does not mean approval.
Let us breakdown the meaning of the various SRD R350 statuses and b what they stand for.
When you check your status and you see that you are on pending, it means your application is still under consideration or being reviewed. Just have to be patient for the final stage.
At this time, you cannot tell if approved or declined until the final verdict.
Approved Status for SRD R350 Grant Application
If you are fortunate enough and see approved on your status, it means you have been cleared and that you meet all the requirements to be paid the unemployment grant.
In such a case, the next thing to look out for is the payday or payout dates. The pay date indicates the day SASSA will issue payment to the receiving bank or post office for collection.
If you are using a verified bank account (note that SASSA will individually verify all submitted bank accounts before payments are made), payment are usually paid on the same day as seen on the status.
However if you are using the post office, it may take some days before amount will be credited to the post office database for collection with your ID book.
Post Office has introduced a new payment option they referred to as virtual ATM card which is currently free and can be used to withdraw from some Post offices or selected ATM and pay points.
There’s also Cash Send or Ewallet, which SASSA says the mobile phone used must be registered (RICA).
In some rare instances, some applicants might have been approved without pay dates. What actually causes that to happen remains a mystery as SASSA is not able to open up, they just tell the applicant to exercise patience.
From sources, it looks as if in most cases, they have run out of funds or the verification process of the applicant was not completed.
One sad status is when according to SASSA’s specified criteria, the applicant’s submitted information does not meet the requirements of the SRD grant application.
But fortunately, the exact reason for the decline will be clearly stated and through that the applicant can request for reconsideration or appeal.
In the last module, some of the major reasons for decline were
- Uif registered
- NSFAS registered
- Alternative income source
- Government pay roll
- Irp5 Registered
- Other grants
- Wrong name or mismatch information
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So are you approved or declined or still pending?