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    SASSA Status Check: SRD R350 Grant, Payments Dates

    SASSA Reapplication

    This article has all you need to know about the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) Status Check for the SRD grant addition to the payment dates and when it can be received. The R350 Social Relief Grant Payment time is announced monthly by SASSA.

    SASSA is the organisation that has been employed to distribute and provide government assistance for the COVID-19 Social Relief benefit. The organisation is also in charge of disability grant recipients and child support grant beneficiaries.

    SASSA Status Check

    Factually, there is a variety of methods you can use to check and successfully receive your R350 social grant payment. You can check your SASSA status using Moya App. Additionally, you can use your phone to check your status through WhatsApp or SMS.

    Payment via Bank Account

    This method is arguably one of the best and most convenient payment methods available for you. This also means that you can swerve queuing at the Post Office. Any amount grant could be paid directly to the bank account of the beneficiary.

    You should also know that the bank information or phone number given out for payment must be registered in the name of the approved/confirmed applicant used in the COVID-19 R350 application process.

    Collection of Payment

    In case you don’t have any bank account to be used in the process, you can collect your grant from the Post Office(SAPO/Post Bank), Boxer Stores or Pick-N-Pay. Otherwise, you can use an alternative Bank Mobile Money Transfer. However, you would only be permitted to collect your money if you have successfully received a notification SMS to confirm the payment.

    Read also: How To Check SASSA Balance

    What Is “SASSA Status is Pending”?

    Not being lucky enough, a lot of people have their SASSA Status online indicating ‘PENDING’ because of that, they are unable to receive the R350. The message below was released by SASSA on 1st June, 2022. Check it out!

    Payments for the new cycle of the special COVID-19 SRD grant (from April 2022) will be paid as of mid-June 2022.

    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 The Period Of August 2022

    Older Person’s Grant: from Tuesday 2nd August, 2022

    Disability Grant: from Wednesday 3rd August, 2022

    Any Other Grants: from Thursday 4th August, 2022

    The R350 Reconsideration Process

    The R350 Reconsideration Process is when the personal information and income status you input are double-checked to make sure they belong to vulnerable people.

    There has been a couple of delays in the processing of reconsideration demands because of the longer time spans in communicating with the financial institutions.

    Also never forget that to successfully receive your COVID-19 grant, you must not be receiving any other COVID-19 support from the government.

    How to get R350 Grant reconsidered

    If you find ‘Reapplication Pending‘ on your COVID-19 SRD R350, then you should follow the steps to dispute your R350 grant status. Follow the steps below

    • Access SRD Portal:
    • Click on the ‘Application for Reconsideration’ tab
    • Select ‘Click here to apply for reconsideration’
    • Provide your ID Number and phone number
    • Complete the rest of the steps for reconsideration of your payment.

    When Does The SASSA R350 Grant End?

    According to President Cyril Ramaphosa, the COVID-19 R350 government grant and payment of the grant will surely be extended for the next 12 months until March 2023. This was publicized during the National Address (SONA) in Cape Town on 10th February.

    However, it is hoped that the Relief of Distress Grant will go ahead to help those people that need it the most in South Africa. They expect the grant to be seen as a temporary grant and a chance to help people discover new career options.

    SRD SASSA Gov’t Login

    You can check the recent SRD grant application status on the official SASSA website (

    Scroll to the SRD grant application status on the SASSA portal using the online dashboard link >>

    Input your South African number (Applicant)

    Enter the phone number used to apply.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I check my status of SASSA?

    You can use your cellphone to check SASSA status by dialing the shortcode *120*3210# and following the prompt. You can also check by using WhatsApp

    How do I know if my SASSA R350 is approved?

    Call the Toll-free number 0800601011 while having the ID and phone number you used to apply and wait for the machine to pick then you ask to check your status SASSA SRD R350 grant

    How long does SASSA pending take?

    The verification of your R350 grant pending status should be approved within 30 days hence your SASSA SRD R350 grant pending should take less than a month

    Why is my SRD grant still pending?

    SRD grant pending means your application has not been approved yet so your details still need to be screened and get verified. Meanwhile once approved you will get an SMS from SASSA requesting your banking details

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