The R350 Social Relief Grant beneficiaries are always encouraged to frequently check their statuses to ensure everything is in order.
People often get frustrated for not getting the approval confirmation yet they haven’t been checking their application status.
SASSA will always give the status of your application and how to resolve it if not approved.
Today I wanted to show you the easiest way of checking your R350 grant status, let’s get started.
Check Your Status Online
The most convenient and easiest way of checking your R350 grant status is using the online social relief website.
Enter your details below to get your instant status.
Alternatively, visit www.srd.sassa.gov.za/sc19/status. On the landing page, you will be asked for your ID, then click on the submit button. You’ll get more details about the status of your application and how to resolve it in order to get approved.
Yes, it’s not easy qualifying for the new special R350 grant, this time, the funds are made available to citizens who are really struggling financially as a family.
What’s the SRD R350 Grant?
The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant is the fund established by the government to finally support citizens in South Africa during the pandemic.
The grant was distributed monthly to approved and qualifying beneficiaries. While there isn’t a set date when payments are made, SASSA always announces dates according to the ID number.
Also, you’ll also get an SMS confirming the status of your SRD R350 grant. Otherwise, follow these steps to check for your status and why you haven’t received confirmation or payment yet.
SRD Grant Status Meanings
While it’s not obvious to many beneficiaries what each application status means, we want to clarify them for you below.
- Pending: This status means SASSA has received your application but there might be some documents or details missing. To resolve this, you just need to resubmit your application.
- Application complete: The most exciting status of them all. This means you have successfully completed your application and SASSA is currently verifying your details. Almost ready to collect your grant – you’re simply just waiting for the confirmation SMS with the payment date.
- Banking details pending: You have provided incorrect banking details, probably those that don’t match your application name and ID number. To resolve this, please enter the account number that’s registered in your name.
- Month pending (e.g., May pending): The new SRD grant requires beneficiaries to reapply every month. This process helps the agency identify who still qualifies for the grant for that particular month.
- Declined: This means your application was unsuccessful due to a number of reasons. The reason will be shared with you, to help you understand what declined your application.
- Self-Exclusionary Response Found: This status means your grant application was declined due to information indicating you’re receiving financial support higher than the minimum amount. And the most common indicator is the Dstv money if you receive such support from your parents and friends, this could be blocking your application
SRD Grant Requirements Criteria
Since the extension of the SRD R350 grant, the requirements have been tighter, seeing most people not qualify for the special grant.
So today, I just want to show you the SRD grant criteria, to qualify and receive the R350 grant.
- You must be above the age of 18 years
- Unemployed with no means of income
- Not currently a beneficiary of other SASSA grants
- Not receiving UIF benefits
- Not receiving stipends from the NSFAS
Proof the above requirements and get financial aid from SASSA to receive your SRD R350 grant every month.
A lot of people couldn’t qualify for the grant under the new rules because they were tighter than the Covid19 grant.
SRD Grant Payment Schedule
In the past, SASSA used to publicly announce the payment dates for the SRD grant for a full month however that changed when they moved to the new regulations.
Each qualifying beneficiary will receive their SRD payment date individually by SMS confirmation. You don’t need to collect money on that day, the details of your SRD grant application just indicate funds are now available for withdrawal.
The SRD R350 grant will end next year, at the end of March 2023.
How to Collect R350 Grant If Approved
You can only collect your grant if approved with a confirmation SMS containing details of your status and payment date.
Beneficiaries of the special R350 grant are advised to use alternative ways to collect cash instead of using the Post Office. Post Office is no longer issuing grant payments to assist SASSA with the distribution.
But don’t worry, there are other convenient ways to collect your R350 cash grant. Without wasting your time, let’s dive right in.
Your Bank Account
This payment method is the best way of receiving your SASSA R350 grant this year. It doesn’t require you to stand in long and unnecessary queues, the funds are paid directly into your bank account on the due date.
Simply enter your banking details when your application status allows and wait for the grant payment on your allocated date.
When Post Office discontinued its support for the R350 grant, retail stores jumped in to offer convenience to their customers.
If your R350 grant application is approved and you have a payment date, visit any of the following retail stores to collect cash.
- Pick ‘n Pay
When collecting your grant, please bring the ID book and confirmation of the cellphone number used in the application.