Sassa R350 Grant Payment Dates For September


Currently, the R350 grant helps more than 7 million unemployed individuals in South Africa. With the month of September coming to a close, beneficiaries can expect to have their social grant payments available soon.



The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, also commonly referred to as the R350 grant, has been a lifeline for millions of South African beneficiaries especially during the harsh lockdowns of 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

While Sassa permanent grants have a fixed payment schedule, the R350 grant typically does not. However, the agency recently decided to set dates for the SRD grant, in order to keep recipients informed as to when their grant money is ready for collection.

Sassa announced that the SRD grant will be distributed during the last week of each month.

When will SRD grants for September be paid?

The agency has confirmed that for September 2023, the SRD grant payments will be processed from 22 - 29 September 2023. 

Sassa stressed:

During that payment week, grant beneficiaries are encouraged to view their grant status online, via the official SASSA SRD website. Checking the website also lets beneficiaries know the exact date when their money will be reflected in their bank accounts.

Sassa has also reminded grant beneficiaries that it takes around 2-3 working days for their funds to reflect in the beneficiaries' account, after the payment has been processed. 

SRD Payment Dates For The Rest Of The Financial Year

  • October 2023: 25 October - 31 October 
  • November 2023: 24 November - 30 November
  • December 2023: 18 December - 22 December
  • January 2024: 25 January - 31 January
  • February 2024: 23 February - 29 February 
  • March 2024: 25 March - 29 March 

How To Do A R350 Grant Sassa Status Check


  1. Go to the SASSA SRD grant website
  2. Scroll down to 'Application status'
  3. Click on 'Click here to check online'
  4. Fill in the required fields
  5. You should then be able to see the status of your R350 grant application


  1. Add the Sassa WhatsApp number to your contacts: 082 046 8553.
  2. Open WhatsApp and send a message to the Sassa number that says "Status" followed by your ID number. 
  3. Sassa will then provide the necessary information regarding your application status.

Should applications require additional assistance, with tracking their status, they can also contact the Sassa call centre on 0800 601 011.

How To Receive Your R350 Grant Payment

There are several different methods you can use to access your money from Sassa, these include:

  • Bank Account: SRD grant beneficiaries have the option of having their grants paid directly into their bank account. This is a convenient grant payment method as beneficiaries can access their money at any time after the payment was made by Sassa. 
  • CashSend Services: Should beneficiaries not have a bank account, they can also receive your R350 grant through a CashSend. Beneficiaries will have to use their ID numbers and phone numbers to access their grant money. You must have a cellphone with a registered cellphone number and proof of identification. 
  • Retail outlets: Sassa grants are paid to selected retailers around the country. Beneficiaries can withdraw their money at any time when the retail outlet is operational. Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Boxer stores, Usave stores and Checkers all distribute social grants.
  • Shoprite Group:The Shoprite Group has now made it possible for R350 grant holders to fetch their SRD grant payments at any of their 1 286 supermarkets across South Africa, which includes Checkers, USave, OK and Shoprite stores. 

What Should I Do If My Sassa Application Is Rejected?

If your SRD grant application was unsuccessful there is an opportunity for you to submit an appeal and this may result in Sassa changing your application outcome.

It is important to note that these appeal applications are no longer submitted directly to Sassa. Initially, Sassa handled the appeal applications when the grant was first introduced, but they no longer process appeals.

Instead, unsuccessful R350 grant applicants must submit a R350 grant appeal application to the Independent Tribunal For Social Assistance Appeals (ITSAA). 

How To Submit Your R350 Grant Appeal

Follow these steps to submit a SRD grant appeal:

  1. Visit The ITSAA Website
  2. Enter Your Identification Number
  3. Enter The Cell Phone Number You Used During The Application Process
  4. Click Send “Pin”
  5. Once you receive the pin, you will be required to insert it and click “Submit”
  6. Select the month that you are appealing for
  7. Secret the drop-down arrow to choose the reason for your appeal application from the options provided
  8. Click “Submit” to complete the appeal application process

This grant was initially introduced as temporary form of relief for citizens experiencing sudden job loss and the inability to work during the time of the pandemic. However, the grant has been proven to be incredibly beneficial, and has therefore been extended on multiple occasions. 

To find out more about Sassa grants, including the R350 grant, head to our Sassa section

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