SASSA Status Check 2024

Please enter your ID number and phone number below to check your SASSA status for SRD R350:

SASSA Status Check for R350 – SRD Status Check Online

SASSA status check is a tool for SASSA applicants and beneficiaries to check their SASSA SRD grant status and its payment status online. If you have applied for the SRD R350 grant and are waiting for your status, you can check it by the above SASSA SRD status check tool.

SASSA Status Check

Thi service is also available to current grant applicants to check their upcoming payment status and dates. If your application status has been approved, you can use the SASSA status checker tool to check when you will receive your first payment. 

The service is only available to South African citizens who have applied for the grant application or are active social grant receivers of SASSA.

SASSA Status Payment Schedule for April 2024

If you’re a recipient of SASSA grants such as Old Age, Disability, Child grants, or SRD R350 grant, you might be eager to know the payment dates for April 2024. On this website, you’ll find the comprehensive schedule of all SASSA payment dates for 2024. Please check the dates below:

Old Age Grant Payment Date for April 2024

The Older Person’s grant will be paid on Wednesday, April 3th, 2024. Any other grant, such as Grant-in-Aid, that is linked to your Older Person’s Grant will be paid together.

Payment Date for Disability Grants in April 2024

The Disability Grant will be paid on Thursday, April 4th, 2024. Any other linked grants, such as Grant-in-Aid, will also be paid on this date.

Children’s Grant Payment Date for April 2024

The recipients of Children’s grant including Child Support, Foster Child, and Care Dependency grant will receive their payment on Friday, April 5th, 2024.

SRD R350 Grant Payment Date for April 2024

The Social Relief of Distress grant beneficiaries will receive their payments between April 25 and April 29, 2024. Make sure to check your status regularly to determine the exact payment date.

SRD R350 Application Status Expected Results

When you check your SASSA SRD status, you will get one of the following results. I will explain each result below with its meaning and the necessary steps to take:

  • Application Complete: This means that your application or reapplication process for the SRD R350 grant has been completed and it will be verified for each month before it is approved. This does not guarantee that you will receive the grant payments, but it shows that you are one step closer to receiving payments.
  • Application Approved Status: When you see “Approved Status,” it means your SASSA grant application has been accepted. You’ll get the grant money once it’s approved. You’ll be notified through SMS, email, or letter about the approval. After that, you can pick how you want to receive the money: through your bank account, Post Office account, or a cash card.
  • Declined Application Status: If your SASSA status shows Declined, it means that you did not meet the eligibility criteria and SASSA has rejected your application. SASSA will also provide you with the reason for their rejection.
  • Application Status Pending: SASSA status pending means that SASSA has received your application but they need more time to review it and verify your details before approving it. Once they complete their verifications, your status will be updated and you will receive a notification if your grant is approved or rejected.
  • Identity Verification Failed: This means that there was a problem verifying your identity. SASSA was unable to match your information with the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) records.
  • Bank Details Pending: This indicates that SASSA has received your application/reapplication, but you did not provide the banking details or have not selected a preferred payment method. You need to select your preferred method (Cash Send or Bank) or submit your banking details on the SASSA website.
  • Reapplication Pending Status: This means that you have not submitted a reapplication for the SASSA R350 grant. You should submit an application from the SRD website. The SASSA R350 grant was initially introduced in response to COVID 19, but later SASSA extended it to help their needy citizens. All unemployed and needy citizens need to reapply for the grant.
  • Period Pending Status: The period pending always shows for a specific month, e.g. “period December pending”. It means that your reapplication verification for that specific month is pending. You should check your status regularly for this month until you get the payment date.
  • Period Approved Status: The period approved always shows for a specific month, e.g. “period January approved”. It means that your application is approved for that specific month. You should look for “pay day” field to see your payment date. If the field is empty, it means the payment is not processed yet.
  • Period Declined Status: The period declined always shows for a specific month, e.g. “period October declined”. It means that SASSA has declined your application with a valid reason for that specific month. If you think the reason is invalid and you are eligible for the grant, you can submit the reconsideration request via the website.
  • Application Canceled Status: This means that your grant is canceled. If you want to reinstate your grant, it can be done from the website.
SASSA SRD R350 Grant Status Check Meaning

How to Check SASSA SRD R350 Grant Status Online?

There are few ways you can use to check your SASSA application status and payment status online. I will explain all the methods I have tried myself one by one. But before checking your SASSA status you must have the following two things:

  • Your South African ID Number
  • Your Phone Number (The mobile number you used in your SASSA application)

Once you have them, follow the below process to check your SASSA status.

1. Checking your Status From This Page (SGSC Website):

The easiest way is to check your status is from the above status check tool in this page:

SASSA Status Check Tool - SGSC
  • Go to the top of this page and navigate to the SASSA Status Check form.
  • Enter your South African ID Card number and mobile number.
  • Click on the “Check Status” button.
  • Your status will be shown promptly below the form.

2. Check SASSA Status Through the srd.sassa.gov.za Website Online

Here are the steps you need to follow to check your status from the srd.sassa.gov.za online:

srd.sassa.gov.za status check online
  •  Visit the official SASSA website through the link https://srd.sassa.gov.za/sc19/status.
  • After being redirected to the website, provide your valid South African ID Number and the Cell Phone Number that you used to submit the application.
  • After providing your ID Number and Phone Number, click on the “submit” button. Your status will be shown immediately on the screen.

It is a convenient method to check your status without any delay and without going anywhere.

SASSA Website in Laptop

3. Check SASSA SRD Status Via Moya App – Data Free Method

The other method I like is checking the SRD application status through the Moya App. It is a data-free method, and you only need an internet connection to download the app.

SASSA Status Check through Moya App - Data Free Method

Once the Moya app is downloaded, you will not need the internet and will be able to check your status without the internet. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Download the Moya App from PlayStore (This step requires an internet connection).
  • After the app is downloaded, open the application, navigate to the “Discovery” tab, and select the “SASSA GRANT”.
  • Now select the “SASSA SRD status” from the menu and click on “Application Status”.
  • Enter your ID number, Mobile Number and click the “submit” button.
  • After clicking the submit button, your status will be shown promptly on the screen.

4. Check SASSA SRD Status Through SMS

You can also check your SASSA grant status through SMS by following steps:

Check SASSA Status through SMS
  • Open the text messaging app on your mobile.
  • Type the message “SASSA [ID Number]”. ID number should be your valid South African ID.
  • Send this message to 082 046 8553.
  • You will receive a response with the information of your current SASSA R350 grant status.

5. Check SRD R350 status via WhatsApp

If you are unable to access the portal, you can also check your application status by WhatsApp. Here are the steps:

SASSA Status Check Through WhatsApp
  • First, add the phone number 082 046 8553 to your WhatsApp contact list.
  • Now send the word “SASSA” to that WhatsApp number.
  • After the response, reply with the word “STATUS
  • You will be asked for a reference number in the chat, reply with “YES” (Only reply with “YES” if you already have the reference number).
  • Now you will be asked for your mobile number, provide your mobile number (the number you used at the time of registration for SRD grant)
  • After that, reply with your reference number in the chat.
  • You will receive a response with your current status.

6. Check Your R350 Status Via Call

If you don’t like the website or message method to check your SASSA status and feel the need to verify your status by real human interaction, then you can simply call on SASSA call center number 0800 601 011 to verify your application or payment status.

SASSA Status Check Via Call

Online Video Guide – How to Check SASSA Status

If you still have any confusion in understanding the process of checking your SASSA status, then here is a detailed video guide:

Speeding Up Access to SRD Funds

Regularly checking your SASSA SRD grant application online can help you get your payment faster. Instead of waiting in long lines at SASSA offices, use the SASSA website, Moya app, WhatsApp, or call center. These digital options provide updates around the clock, making it easier to access urgent social assistance.

Why Regularly Checking Your SASSA Status Matters?

Keeping track of your SASSA status is important because:

  • It keeps you informed about the progress of your social grant application.
  • You can confirm if you meet SASSA’s requirements and if your documents are correct.
  • It helps you keep an eye on when payments are due and access details about how grants are distributed.
  • You’ll know if there are any delays in processing your application or if a reconsideration is needed.
  • Managing your grant payments and bank information becomes easier.
  • Any issues with your social assistance can be promptly addressed.
  • Ensures you receive your entitled financial support and benefits on time.

SASSA Status Check Online for SRD Payment Dates 2024 – 2025

South African government announced that there is no specific date to receive SRD grant and the payment schedule will be shared every month at the end of the previous month. Financial aid will be provided to grant beneficiaries for each month they qualify for. You have to do the monthly status check for your payment to see if you qualify for each month and confirm your SASSA payment dates.

SASSA Payment Dates for 2024-2025

Payment dates released by SASSA for the year 2024 – 2025 are following but still there can be delayed due to public holidays or other unforeseen circumstances.

MonthOlder Persons GrantsDisability GrantsChildren’s Grants
April 202403/04/2404/04/2405/04/24
May 202403/05/2406/05/2407/05/24
June 202404/06/2405/06/2406/06/24
July 202402/07/2403/07/2404/07/24
August 202402/08/2405/08/2406/08/24
September 202403/09/2404/09/2405/09/24
October 202402/10/2403/10/2404/10/24
November 202405/11/2406/11/2407/11/24
December 202403/12/2404/12/2405/12/24
January 202503/01/2506/01/2507/01/25
February 202504/02/2505/02/2506/02/25
March 202504/03/2505/03/2506/03/25

Note: There are no fixed payment dates for the SRD R350 grant. You will receive notification of your payment dates for each month via text message, or you can check your payment dates each month through the status check.

Important Information about SASSA Status Check

Please ensure that all required documents are submitted electronically, there is no need for physical document submissions. Keep your mobile number active to receive updates about your application. You can easily check your application status on this website.

In case your application gets declined, remember that you have the option to appeal monthly through the Department of Social Development. Failure to appeal each declined decision will result in upholding the original decision.

Keeping Your Grant Application Updated

If you’ve applied for the SRD R350 grant or reapplied since April 2022, you’re automatically considered until March 2025. Make sure to update your screening questionnaire responses whenever necessary to ensure your information is accurate.

How to Appeal Your SASSA SRD Grant?

If your application was rejected at any point starting from April 2022, you have the option to appeal by visiting the DSD (Department of Social Development) appeals website. Appeals are handled by ITSAA (Independent Tribunal for Social Assistance Appeals) and must be lodged within 90 days after rejection:

  1. Visit the DSD website via link https://srd.sassa.gov.za/appeals.
  2. Click the button “click here to lodge an appeal or check appeal status”.
  3. Enter your 13-digit African ID card number and registered phone number to request a PIN.
  4. You’ll receive a PIN via SMS. Enter this PIN on the website.
  5. Select the month of your rejected grant. (Note: File separate appeals for each rejected SRD grant month.)
  6. Attach necessary documents (e.g., last six months’ bank statements, proof of residence, ID).
  7. Provide a concise reason for your appeal.
  8. Submit the form after attaching documents and reason for your appeal.

After submitting your appeal, the independent tribunal will review it and make a decision within 60 to 90 days. If ITSAA agrees with you, they will overturn the decision of SASSA and you will start receiving the SRD grants payments else you will be notified if your appeal is declined.

SASSA Reconsideration Status Check (May 2020 to March 2022)

The reconsideration period for May 2020 to March 2022 has ended, and no additional applications for this period will be considered. Please follow the below steps to check your reconsideration appeal status:

  1. Visit the reconsideration status check page at https://srd.sassa.gov.za/sc19/reconsideration.
  2. Enter your South African ID number and the phone number associated with your reconsideration application.
  3. Click “send pin” and wait for the OTP to arrive on your registered phone number.
  4. Enter the OTP code on the website.
  5. Your reconsideration status will then be displayed on the screen.

Updating Contact Details for SASSA R350 Grant

If you are wondering how to update your contact details for the R350 grant, please follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the SASSA website: https://srd.sassa.gov.za/sc19/contact.
  2. Enter your South African ID number and application ID.
  3. Submit the form after double-checking your details.
  4. Now, verify your email and provide your new phone number.
  5. After that, select a reason for changing your phone number.
  6. An OTP will be sent to your new phone number. Verify the OTP by providing it on the website.

Once updated, you’ll receive notifications on your new phone for future SRD grant updates.

How to Change SRD R350 Grant Banking Details?

You can change your SASSA SRD R350 banking details only if you are a permanent beneficiary of the SASSA grant. The process is slightly different for South African citizens and Asylum Seekers/Special Permit holders.

Process for South African ID Card Holders:

Follow this process if you are a South African ID Card holder:

  1. Visit SASSA official website: https://srd.sassa.gov.za/.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and click the “click here to proceed” button in the “South African ID Holders” section.
  3. Navigate to the “How do I change my banking details” tab and enter your ID Card number.
  4. A secure link will be sent via SMS to your registered mobile number.
  5. Click the link to submit your banking details.
  6. After the submission, wait for SASSA to approve your banking details.

Process for Asylum Seekers and Special Permit Holders:

If you are an Asylum Seeker with a valid File Number or Special Permit Holder from Zimbabwe, Angola, or Lesotho, then please follow these steps:

  1. Visit the SASSA official website: https://srd.sassa.gov.za/
  2. Scroll to the bottom and click the “click here to proceed” button in the “Asylum Seekers and Special Permit Holders” section.
  3. A new page will open. Head over to the tab “Lookup Payment ID to collect payment at Pick ‘n Pay”.
  4. Enter your file number, passport number, and the mobile phone number you used for your SASSA application.
  5. After your information is validated and is correct, you will be provided with further instructions to update your banking details.
  6. After submitting your banking details, wait for SASSA approval.

SASSA will take up to 7 business days to approve your banking details. After approval, you will start receiving your grant payment in your bank account from the next payment cycle.

Important Note:

  • SASSA cannot deposit grants in another person’s bank account.
  • The Bank account and mobile phone number must be in your name.
  • Once new bank details are verified, grant payment will be deposited into your new bank account.

How do I Cancel My COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant Application?

If your financial condition improves so much that you no longer need the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant, then you can cancel your grant. Please follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the official SASSA portal at https://srd.sassa.gov.za/sc19/cancellation.
  2. Enter your 13-digit ID and cellphone number used for the application.
  3. Click “Send Pin” to receive OTP.
  4. Enter OTP to verify identity.
  5. Click “Cancel My Grant” and confirm cancellation.
  6. Receive a confirmation message on your registered SASSA phone number.

Receiving a SASSA grant when you are not longer eligible is considered fraud and can lead to criminal charges, fine or even making you ineligible from receiving any future government grants.

How to Reinstate Your Cancelled SASSA Grant?

If you previously cancelled your SRD grant due to improved financial condition but are now again facing financial difficulties, you can reinstate it again:

  1. Visit the SASSA Web Portal at https://srd.sassa.gov.za/sc19/reinstate.
  2. Enter your South African ID number and the phone number registered with SASSA.
  3. Click “send pin” and verify the OTP.
  4. Choose from the following reasons for grant reinstatement:
    1. Cancelled in error
    2. No longer have income
    3. Other.
  5. Confirm your reinstatement request.

It may take SASSA up to 7 to 14 days to review your reinstatement request. Once it has been reviewed and approved, you will receive a notification.

Collecting SASSA SRD Payments of April 2024

SASSA releases the payment schedule for each month at the end of the previous month. April 2024 payment dates are released now. Please keep in mind that you can collect your SRD grant payment after the status check and only after receiving an SMS notification confirming your payment for each month.

You can collect your money using three methods:

1. Collecting Via Your Bank Account

If you selected a bank account as a payment method and have provided your bank details while submitting your SASSA application, then the grant money will be deposited to your bank account directly. You can withdraw it from any ATM or by visiting the bank branch.

2. Collecting Via SASSA Card:

If you have a SASSA Card, then you can withdraw money from ATMs or any SASSA-selected stores that provide free withdrawal.

3. Using Cash Payment Method:

If you did not provide the bank details and also don’t have a SASSA card, then you will need to collect your grant money in cash from the local Post Office branches (SAPO/Post Bank) or the following SASSA-partnered retail outlets:

  • Pick n Pay
  • Shoprite
  • Boxer
  • Checkers
  • Usave
  • Spar

To withdraw grant money from SASSA-selected stores, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit the SASSA-partnered store in the early morning with your South African ID Card and Application ID to avoid long queues.
  2. Ask the cashier that you want to withdraw your grant amount.
  3. Provide your ID Card and Application ID to the cashier.
  4. They will verify your details and hand over the amount along with a receipt.

Please keep the receipt in a safe place for future reference.

Eligibility Criteria for SASSA Grant in 2024

To be eligible for SRD R350 grant in 2024, you must be fulfilling the below eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a South African citizen, recognized Refugee, or Asylum Seeker with valid documentation.
  • Must reside in South Africa.
  • Age must be between 18 and 60 years.
  • Monthly earnings should not exceed R624.
  • Must not receive any other form of government social grant.
  • Must lack sufficient resources to cover basic needs.
  • Must be unemployed with no alternative income sources.
  • Must not have sufficient assets or investments to survive.
  • Cannot be contributing to or receiving UIF benefits.
  • Must not receive stipends from NSFAS.
  • Should not unreasonably refuse employment or educational opportunities.
  • Must not reside in state-funded accommodation.
  • Must possess a clean criminal record.

How to Apply for this SASSA SRD Grant?

You can apply via WhatsApp, the SASSA chatbot, or the SASSA website for the SRD grant. I will explain the method to apply via the website as it is one of the easiest methods:

Step 1: Access the SASSA Official Website

Visit the SASSA official website via link: https://srd.sassa.gov.za/said. Navigate to the “How do I apply for this SRD Grant” section and click the “click here to apply online” button.

Step 2: Provide Your Phone Number

Now, provide your phone number that is registered in your name. Please make sure it is active and accessible to you at any time.

Step 3: Verify OTP (One Time Pin)

The OTP code will be sent to your cell phone number. Enter the code on the website and click “Verify OTP”.

Step 4: Agree to Terms & Conditions

You will now be prompted to Read and agree to the presented terms and conditions. Agree with them to proceed to the next step.

Step 5: Fill Out Personal Information

Now, provide your ID number, name, surname, gender, date of birth, email, residential address, contact details, citizenship status, employment status, and financial information.

Step 6: Add Banking Details

You should have a bank account to receive the grant payments. Provide your bank account details at this step.

Step 7: Upload the Required Documents

At this step, you need to upload copies of your original ID card or passport. You can also submit supporting documents that show your financial conditions and eligibility for the grant.

Step 8: Submit the Application

After providing all the information, proofread it carefully to ensure everything is accurate. If everything is correct, proceed to submit your application online.

Step 9: Check Your SASSA Status Regularly

After submitting your application, it’s important to regularly check your status to stay updated on its progress and approval.

Note: Please submit your application using only one channel to avoid delays. Submitting multiple applications will not expedite the process but will instead cause delays due to spamming.

Resetting Your SASSA Password

If you forget your SASSA password, you can easily reset it online. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the Website: Go to https://sassa.gov.za.
  2. Choose Reset Password: Click on the “Reset Password” option.
  3. Enter Your ID Number: Input your 13-digit South African ID number.
  4. Verify with OTP: Use the one-time password (OTP) sent to your registered cellphone to confirm your identity.
  5. Set a New Password: Create a strong new password and confirm it.
  6. Log In: Now you can log in using your new password and access your account.

Contact SASSA

Should you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to SASSA through the following channels:

Operating Hours of SASSA Branches

SASSA branches are open from Monday to Friday between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM and closed between 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM. It’s important to note that the exact opening and closing times may vary from branch to branch. Additionally, please be aware that SASSA branches remain closed on weekends and public holidays.

Arriving early at SASSA branches is recommended to avoid long wait times. Consider bringing essential items for your comfort while waiting.

If you’re unable to visit a branch due to illness or disability, you can designate a family member or friend to apply or visit on your behalf, ensuring that you can still access the necessary services.

Where To Find Latest News About SASSA SRD Grant?

As SASSA frequently releases news and updates about the SRD grant, you can stay updated from the SASSA official sources as well as from our SASSA grant news updates page to keep yourself updated about the latest news and updates.

Conclusion

To sum up, the SASSA Status Check is an important resource for those who are waiting for their SRD R350 grant approval. It provides several convenient ways to check your status and payment updates.

To make everything easier for you, I also explained the all possible status outcomes, including guidance on the next steps to take and how and where to collect your payments.

For the latest SASSA SRD grant updates and news, visit the official SASSA sources and our dedicated SASSA grant news updates page. Stay informed and monitor your application status regularly in order to receive your grant on time.

FAQs

The SASSA R350 grant is a financial assistance program for the unemployed and vulnerable people of South Africa. The SASSA R350 status check is a tool that allows people to check the status of their grant application and payments.

You have to download the GovChat application or visit the GovChat website, provide your ID number and phone number, and proceed to check your SRD status.

The procedure to check your SASSA status is same in 2024. You can check your SRD grant status from this website, the SASSA official website or by one of the other sources mentioned in this article.

The status check for the SASSA SRD grant can be done on this website. You can also check it from the SASSA website, or through one of the other sources mentioned in this article.

The SASSA payment dates are available here on our website in this page. You can check the payment dates for 2024 by clicking “Payment Dates” from the top navigation menu of this website.

There are two main reasons why you might be unable to check your SASSA SRD grant status:

  1. You may have entered your ID number or phone number incorrectly. Please double-check to make sure that you are entering the correct information.
  2. There may be a problem with the SASSA system. If you are still unable to check your status, please contact SASSA immediately.

SASSA typically takes 60 to 90 days to approve applications. This processing time may vary depending on the number of applications they are receiving. To stay updated on the status of your application, please check your SASSA status regularly.

You can check your reconsideration status the same way you check the status of a regular SASSA application. You can check by providing your South African ID number and mobile number on the SASSA official website or by one of the other sources mentioned in this article.

Congratulations on the approval of your SASSA grant application! You will soon start receiving your payments, and you will be notified by SASSA. Please make sure that you have provided your banking details to receive your payments.

It means that you did not provide your bank details while submitting the application. You need to login to the SASSA portal and update your bank details.

The SASSA Means test is a way to determine whether an applicant is eligible for a social grant by evaluating their income and assets.

If your SASSA R350 status is pending, it means that your application has not yet been approved and SASSA is still verifying it. Once it is approved, you will be notified via SMS from SASSA.

To check your SRD grant appeal status, you need to call on SASSA toll-free number 0800 601011. Please keep your ID Number and phone number with you when calling as they will ask about it on call.

To check your SRD R350 grant balance, dial USSD code *120*69277# from your mobile. A popup will appear, follow the instructions on the screen and you will receive an SMS notification showing your balance.

SASSA status pin is an OTP (one-time password) that is received when applying for a SASSA grant. You have to provide your mobile number in the application process to get the pin and enter this pin on the SASSA website to verify the ownership of your SASSA account.

You can check your SASSA application details by logging in to the  SASSA web portal at https://srd.sassa.gov.za/.

The SASSA R350 Social Relief grant was introduced to help South African citizens who lost their jobs and faced financial difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic. It aimed to provide support during these challenging times.

The SASSA reconsideration portal is a web page where you can submit an appeal for a SASSA grant application. If your SRD grant application is rejected, then you need to apply for the reconsideration.

If you wish to update your banking details for your SASSA grant, you can update it from the SASSA web portal by following the guide at