SASSA grants

[FILE] A backlog of R350 grant payments is causing a nightmare for SASSA – Photo: Twitter

SASSA down! Recipients may be unable to access grants on THESE dates

Those claiming the R350 grant will be particularly affected, as SASSA is set to take some of its crucial services offline in the weeks ahead.

SASSA grants

[FILE] A backlog of R350 grant payments is causing a nightmare for SASSA – Photo: Twitter

Recipients of the R350 grant have been warned that they could struggle to access key SASSA sites in the next few weeks, as the agency takes some of its services offline for essential ICT maintenance.

When will the SASSA website experience downtime?

SASSA informed the public of upcoming ‘downtimes’, from the end of May through to late June. These repairworks will specifically impact R350 grant claimants, who will be asked to avoid visiting their SRD websites AT THESE TIMES:

  • From 17:00 on Friday 27 May, to 23:00 on Sunday 29 May
  • From 17:00 on Friday 10 June, to 23:00 on Sunday 12 June
  • From 17:00 on Friday 24 June, to 23:00 on Sunday 26 June

June 2022 payment dates for the R350 grant

The next lot of SASSA grants will be made available on Thursday 2 June, and the R350 grant will only come online from Tuesday 7 June. Beneficiaries are therefore advised to check their status before the weekend of the 10 June.

SASSA issued a statement on the matter earlier today, issuing an apology for the inconvenience this work is likely to cause. Disruptions were reported to the service last weekend, and it seems some claimants will have to go through this three more times within the next month.

“Please be informed that ICT will be running a series of Systems and infrastructure maintenance, and this will be a process done over four weekends. The dates will apply for the end of May, and two weekends in June.”

“Beneficiaries should please note that, during these times, the SRD Website will not be available. We apologise for any possible inconvenience this maintenance might cause.”

SASSA statement

You can read the full dates and times the R350 grant services will be inaccessible here, in SASSA’s official press statement: