The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has advised applicants for the social relief of distress (SRD) R350 grant how to check the current processing status of their grant applications.
SASSA has explained the meaning of the status of the application in a document released on its website and on its Twitter account on Tuesday. The agency also indicated the steps that applicants need to take depending on the status of the application.
Here are the highlights of the document regarding the SRD grant as released by SASSA: Status ‘application complete’: This means that the applicant has completed the reapplication process and will be verified each month for the payment of the SRD R350 grant. Applicants must check their verification and payment status each month on the official SASSA website.
Bank details pending: An application or reapplication was received, but no banking details or preferences were received. The client should submit their banking details via the website.
Reapplication pending: No application or reapplication has been received. The applicant should submit an application via the website.
Aug Pending: Verification of the application for the August period is pending. The client should check back later for an update.
Aug Approved: The application was approved for the August period. The client should check the pay day field for an indication of when they will receive their money. If no pay day value is provided, no payment has been processed as yet.
August Declined: The application was declined for the August period and the reason is provided. The client can submit a request for reconsideration via the website, should they feel that the reason is invalid.
Applicants also regularly can check The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) website for the latest payment dates of the SRD grant. The dates are regularly published ahead of the payment dates for the SRD grant each month.