Why Your April And May R350 Grant Status Is Pending

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It has been almost three months since unemployed individuals in South Africa received the crucial R350 grant. This is due to the rules around the grant’s disbursement changing after the National State of Disaster was lifted.

 


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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has announced that it has started with June 2022 R350 grant payments. However, beneficiaries of the grant have been faced with confusion as their R350 grant status remains Pending for April and May.

Sassa’s Brenton van Vrede revealed that the reason why Sassa began with the June 2022 payment instead for the past two months was that the decision allowed them to focus on the month we are currently in.

Van Vrede unpacked the current progress of SRD grant payments and said that having started with June payments, the Sassa will begin with payments for the past months soon.

He explained that R350 beneficiaries can expect to receive their April payments in July and their May payments in August.

Approved beneficiaries will also be paid for the month they are in. These payments will not be done in one day which means clients will not receive a lump sum. Beneficiaries will be allowed to receive multiple payments in one month.

Sassa could not make R350 grant payments for April and May as the department of Social Development (DSD) worked to finalise a functional verification process and to ensure all systems are in place for the disbursement of the grant.

The verification process will assist the Auditor-General with the monitoring of the R350 grant application process and ensure that only deserving individuals receive the grant.

Some unsuccessful applicants have received a rejection status that reads “Self Exclusionary Response Found”. Click Here For What The New R350 Grant Rejection Status Means.

Sassa has also warned clients to not put their information on social media when making R350 grant enquiries. This could result in their information being stolen for fraudulent purposes.

 

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