How Do I Check My SASSA Status 2024?
There are a number methods of you can perform a sassa status check and receive your R350 social grant payment. One way to check status is with the Moya App on your cellphone. You can also use your cell phone to check your SASSA SRD status via SMS or WhatsApp:
Payment Via Bank Account
Receiving payments via your bank account is probably the most convenient payment method and fastest way to receive the grant, it also means you can avoid queuing in person at the Post Office. The amounts for each month will be paid into the bank account of the beneficiary as per the grant application.
Please note that the bank details or cellular phone number provided for payment MUST be registered in the name of the approved applicant used in the Covid-19 R350 grant application process to make sure that payment goes to the correct recipients. Incorrect details will be flagged when you do the sassa status check. If you think your bank account details are incorrect, then you should change them by logging in to the portal.
You will only be able to collect the grant money once you have received a notification SMS confirmation to say there has been confirmation of payment. Once you have carried out the sassa payment status check, you can use the below table to see the SRD Grant Payment Dates for this month.
Updates To Payment Collections
- The Post Office branches (SAPO/Post Bank) are no longer distributing SASSA grant payments
- It is no longer possible to use the Bank Mobile Money Transfer (cash send option), this was method was stopped due to potential security concerns.
You can use your SASSA card to make payments for things like groceries or to withdraw cash at Pick n Pay stores.
It was also announced that expired Sassa Postbank Gold Card will be valid until December 2023.
How It Works
- All SASSA grants recipients can use their MasterCard SASSA card at till points and at ATM’s to collect their cash.
- The card can also be used to pay for groceries at all till points.
How Do You Check That Sassa Has Approved You?
If your Sassa status check has been approved then you will see the month period (e.g. December) and then the word “Approved”. This “approved” status means that the grant application has successfully passed the verification process for that specific month. In order to check when the grant will be paid, you can look at the pay date field. You can also check the SASSA payment dates below in this article.
Why Is My SASSA Status Check Pending?
Unfortunately, for a lot of South Africans, when they check sassa status online application it is only showing as “pending” and they are unable to receive the R350. The official SASSA recently released the below message on:
SASSA will continue clearing outstanding payments from the previous cycle as and when the bank details are confirmed. The payments will not be done together, but will be done month by month. More than one payment may be made in a month, but no one will receive double payments in amount. SASSA will do these multiple payments in a month until the backlog is finalized, where after monthly payments will resume.
SASSA Payment Dates For January 2024
Older Person’s Grants – From Wednesday 3rd January 2024
Disability Grants – From Thursday 4th January 2024
All Other SASSA Grants (inc. Children’s Grant) – From Friday 5th January 2024
We will update with the January 2024 SASSA SRD grant payment dates as soon as they’ve been made available and published online.
Timetable For Remaining SASSA Payments
|Pay Day Date
Why Is My Sassa R350 Approved But No Payday?
There could be a number of reasons why your SASSA status check has been approved but you have not yet received payment. Individuals who have been approved but not yet paid are likely to be those whose records are outstanding bank accounts, the bank accounts provided have failed bank account verification or bank accounts pending verification from either the National Treasury or those who selected Cash send payments. The application process may be fine and you have met the eligibility criteria for financial assistance. However, there have been on-going complications with some banks and bank accounts which continue to be worked on and improved.
Why Has My SASSA Status Check Failed?
The sassa status check may show as declined or failed due to one of several reasons:
- An alternative income source may have been identified taking you over the minimum threshold, they have not been able to verify your unemployment grant status
- You may be registered for the NSFAS
- Already UIF registered
- The identity verification check may have failed
SASSA Status Check Results & Explanations
See a list of all potential results from the sassa status check below and what actions you can take or expect from each results.
|Congratulations. You have successfully completed you sassa application and the R350 grant should be awarded to you each month.
|Bank Details Pending
|Sassa has approved your application, and now it’s time to select the optimal payment gateway for you. With options like Cash Send or Bank Transfer available, visit srd.sassa.gov.za – where all necessary information regarding banking details can be obtained.
|To remain eligible for the grant, applicants must submit a new application each year. If this has not yet been done, the reapplication is pending and their eligibility remains uncertain.
|Period Pending (e.g. January Pending)
|Sassa has taken note of the reapplication submitted by an applicant, but they must wait until later in the month to determine if their request was approved. In order to be updated on this status, applicants should return and check back with them at a later date.
|Period Approved (e.g. January Approved)
|The good news is that the verification process has been successful and Sassa has approved the grant application for your specified period. To find out when their payment will arrive, clients should review the pay date field on their account – if an exact date hasn’t been listed there yet, it means they haven’t processed any payments as of yet.
|Period Declined (e.g. January Declined)
|Sassa grants have not been approved for this period. Applicants should have been notified of the rationale behind their individual denial and are able to request reconsideration or submit a formal appeal within 30 days of receiving this notice status.
Sassa Status Check Reconsideration Process
The reconsideration process is where they double-check the personal details and income status to make sure they are vulnerable individuals. This could be due to changes since the time of application. There has recently been announcements of delays in the processing of reconsideration requests due to the longer time periods in communicating with the banks and financial institutions. Remember, in order to receive the covid-19 grant, african citizens must not be receiving any other government covid-19 response support.