A recent announcement around the distribution of social grants by South African government has been welcomed by many, as citizens will have access to their money earlier every month.
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) announced that permanent grants will begin to be distributed on the second day of every new month. If the second day falls on a weekend or public holiday, the grant will be distributed on the following working day.
It's important for beneficiaries to know their payment dates so that they collect their social grants on time. You can do this by performing a Sassa status check.
Sassa Payment Dates For 2023-2024 Financial Year For Permanent Social Grants
Old Person Grant - 5 September
Disability Grant - 6 September
Children's Grant - 7 September
Old Person Grant - 3 October
Disability Grant - 4 October
Children's Grant - 5 October
Old Person Grant - 2 November
Disability Grant - 3 November
Children's Grant - 6 November
Old Person Grant - 1 December
Disability Grant - 4 December
Children's Grant - 5 December
Old Person Grant - 3 January
Disability Grant - 4 January
Children's Grant - 5 January
Old Person Grant - 2 February
Disability Grant - 5 February
Children's Grant - 6 February
Old Person Grant - 5 March
Disability Grant - 6 March
Children's Grant - 7 March
Sassa has said that should there be any changes in the Sassa grants payment dates, they will communicate in due course. Sassa usually releases a monthly payment schedule on their social media platforms.
It's important to note that the special SRD grant, does not have fixed payment dates and therefore has no payment schedule. Sassa approves applications for this grant, and beneficiaries are notified via message when their R350 grant payment is available for collection.
If you applied to receive the grant, it is important to keep track of your application status.
Once your Sassa status check has been confirmed successful, grant payments will then be made from the month you initially applied. You should make sure that Sassa has your bank account details so that the grant payment can be paid to you directly.
Can I Use My Bank Account For Sassa Grants?
Yes, you can, Sassa actually encourages an approved beneficiary to use their bank account for any future payments when payment dates arrive! Should you opt to receive your Sassa grant payment through a bank account, it gives you more efficient and easier access to your social grant financial assistance.
Where To Collect Sassa Grant Payments
Sassa’s permanent social grant beneficiaries usually have to have access to a bank account in order to access their grant payments. This usually takes the form of using a Sassa Gold card which can be used in most retail outlets such as Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Boxer stores, Usave stores and Checkers or a traditional bank account.
SRD Grant Beneficiaries can choose to have their social relief grant paid directly into a bank account receiving payments. This allows them to access the money as soon as it is available.
Individuals who do not have a bank account can make use of the social relief of distress grant CashSend payment option. Beneficiaries 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 to use this social relief grant payment method and check your Sassa status.
Social Relief of Distress Grant beneficiaries can also collect their R350 grant at several retail stores around the country when their payment dates come. Pick N Pay, Checkers, Shoprite and Boxer stores pay the R350 grant monthly payment.
We hope you have found this article helpful, and make sure you check your Sassa status regularly.
How to check your SASSA status for R350 correctly
To check your SASSA status for the R350 grant correctly, follow these steps:
- Visit the SASSA website at https://srd.sassa.gov.za/sc19/auth.
- Enter your ID number and phone number.
- Click on "Submit."
- Your status will be displayed on the screen.
- You can also check your status by calling the SASSA hotline at 0800 60 10 11 and following the prompts.
Frequently asked questions about checking SASSA status for R350
How often should I check my SASSA status?
- It is recommended to check your SASSA status at least once a week to ensure that your application is processed on time.
What should I do if my application is rejected?
- If your application is rejected, you can appeal the decision by providing additional information or correcting any errors in your application.
How long does it take to receive the R350 grant?
- It can take up to 7 days for your payment to be processed once your application has been approved
Checking your SASSA status for the R350 grant is crucial to ensure that you receive your payment on time. By following the dos and don'ts outlined in this guide, you can avoid common mistakes and ensure that your application is processed without any unnecessary delays.
Remember to check your status regularly, provide accurate information, and keep your contact information up to date. With these tips, you can receive the financial support you need during these challenging times.