Have you received a bank alert for the payment of the SRD R350 grants application? Or you have received an SMS notification from Post office telling you that your grant payment is ready for collection?
Whatever be the case, SASSA has confirmed officially that payments have started today Wednesday 25th August 2021 for the reinstated SRD R350 Grant for unemployed people who do not have any other source of income.
In a press release announcing the official stand of the agency about how far the processing and the payment of the grants is going.
SASSA indicated that they received over 9 million applications for which the first batch of payments have been dispatch for the month of August 2021.
More especially, those whose bank accounts are confirmed or verified are paid first after rigorous scrutiny of the submitted information.
Payments will continue from tomorrow onwards till March 2022 when the grant is officially ended.
Concerning those who not been able to submit their bank account details upfront or those who made mistake when entering, it means their default payment will be at the post office.
For those who submitted wrong bank information, since such bank account cannot be verified, the grants cannot be paid into those accounts.
They have therefore urged such applicants to wait for an SMS alert from the Post Office asking them to go and collect their grants.
Much has been said about the inability of applicants to check their status, SASSA was optimistic about the issue and asked applicants to exercise constraints as they work on the status check module online.
So you may ask, what then should I do now?
If you have not apply yet please go ahead and apply using any of the following platforms :
- Through SRD R350 website
- Through WhatsApp:082 046 8553
- Through GovChat platform
- Through Moya App
- SASSA Chat bot
If you want to check track or check status, which is currently not functioning ( for now don’t worry), but can use any of the following channels to check status when finally activated :
- Check status through WhatsApp
- Umoya App App To check Status
- Use GovChat to Check SASSA SRD STATUS
- Use SRD R350 website to check status.
As has been said that checking status is not currently available, how do i know i have been approved.
The only way for you to know is either
- You call SASSA on toll free number 0800601011 to check status
- Wait for SMS notifications from Post Office for collection
- Bank alert ot checking your Bank account balance. This is for those who submitted their correct bank account details upfront.
Payments are currently ongoing… Post office payments continue after SASSA regular grants payments.