The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) provides all R350 grant applicants with the status of their grant applications.
The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant was introduced to provide some financial support to unemployed individuals during the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.
One of the messages applicants of the grant is receiving when they check their grant application status is Pending.
Sassa explained that this means that your application has been received by the agency but all of your information still needs to be verified.
“Pending means your application has not yet been approved, your details still need to be screened and verified first. Once approved, you will receive an SMS from SASSA requesting your banking details, then you will be paid” explained Sassa.
More than 10 million people have been approved for payment for the SRD grant.
The SRD grant was set to come to an end in March 2022, however, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced its extension to March 2023.
CLICK HERE for the final SRD grant payment dates for February 2022. These are the days on which SRD grant recipients can collect their grants from the post office.