Things seems different for this special SRD R350 Grant Application Status approved or pending checking status online.
Applicants cannot check their status online for the SASSA SRD R350 grant application payments.
Whenever most of them try, they have a message showing “failed” which has left many applicants troubled. Now they cannot tell whether they are approved or still pending.
Some even wonder why things seems difficult compared to the previous SRD R350 Grant Application and payments.
At least in the previous SRD R350 Grant, applicants could check their status online any day and any time.
Applicants were expecting that things would be far better this time around, but that is far from what they are seeing today.
But from SASSA’s point of view, they think they are rather improving their services with respect to the reinstated SRD R350 Unemployment grant.
They argue that, the number of applications being processed far exceed the previous one as this time unemployed caregivers are also given the chance to apply.
As applicants are facing challenges over their current statuses, this is what SASSA intends to do :
When an applicant submits the application, sassa will assess the if the applicant meets the criteria, it is approved otherwise declined. If bank account is submitted and verified, grants paid into the account, else grant sent to the post office for collection. Applicants can only change, update or submit bank account details after 1st September 2021.Strategy used by SASSA for August 2021 SRD R350 Grant payments
What these mean is that if you’re not able to check your status, but you submitted correct bank account details then continue expecting SMS alert from your bank or you can keep checking your account balance from time to time.
However, if you chose Post Office or chosen by default, post office will send you an SMS notification to the phone number used to apply when grant payment is ready.
From September, applicants will have the chance to update, submit or switch to their preferred payment method either personal bank, Post Bank Virtual Card or post office or Ewallet /Cash Send.