One of the shortcomings of this year’s sassa srd R350 Unemployment grant is that applicants cannot check their status right away after submission of the application unlike the previous one.
Where from this? This has left many stranded both offline and online not knowing what is actually happening.
When you check online forums especially on Social media, the frustrations are clearly shown.
The only reason SASSA says that is the fact that they are working on millions of applications and don’t want status checking to interfere with their current operations. They said they want to speed up August 2021 payments swiftly so that those that are approved can receive payments promptly.
That being said, when one visits the official website of the SRD grant thus https://srd.sassa.gov.za, the application check module is grey signifying deactivation.
Thus the main reason that those who keep checking their SRD R350 status are receiving failed messages
Indeed, sassa has confirmed why the check application button is currently deactivated.
So what it stands now is to call SASSA toll free number 0800601011 and follow the voice prompt until any of their support agents responds.
Just ask the agent to check your status for you by giving the agent a correct ID number.
So far thus the only way you can truly check your #sassa #srd #R350 grant status currently. Although they promised to restore the application status module “soon”, but how sooner?
So please in case you chance upon this article, you can share with friends who are currently struggling to check their status whether approved or not.
It is when you know your status can you decide what action to take next
Already payments have started today Wednesday for which SASSA released a press statement to confirm that which can be found here
We have written extensively about this issue, but people are still waiting to check status. Please just get in touch with sassa for status because they have access to the backend of the system. So they can easily check if you’re approved or declined or whatever.
If you are using Post Office as pay points, then here is the Post Office Payments Dates for August 2021 SRD R350 Grant and that of September 2021 Post Office Payments Dates.
Since so many people are also calling the number, it might very busy, so you have to be patient and keep trying. Keep pushing. Don’t give up!