Have you applied for the SASSA SRD R350 grant and application submitted successfully? Did you receive SMS notification indicating that your application was active and banking details submitted?
For many applicants thus their situation as i type this article. What is left is for them to check their status. Bit checking status on the website is faced with a challenge.
We have received several complaints from applicants over their inability to track their status.
When we got in touch with sassa, the only reply was that they are processing millions of applications, so the ability to check status for the SASSA SRD R350 grant will be restored soon.
Applicants are much aware that, they should be able to check their status online for them to see whether they are approved or declined or pending.
But anytime they check status, all that they see that status failed. This has left many with greater disappointment and panic.
From what sassa is saying, applicants must as a matter of fact, be more patient so that the application procedure can be followed successfully.
Some simply just wanted to know how far the application process and see the way forward, but the online status checking is no longer functional.
SASSA says they are very busy processing August 2021 payments and hoping that Approvals and payment can start Monday 23rd August 2021.
They said due to the high number of people using their platform to access status and apply, the system has come under pressure.