The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) offers a Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant of R350 per month to eligible individuals who are in dire need of financial assistance. The grant has been a lifeline for many South Africans, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we approach February 2023, some applicants who have applied for the SASSA SRD R350 grant might still be waiting for their applications to be approved. It is essential to note that SASSA approvals are done in batches, and not all applications will be approved at once. Therefore, applicants who have not received approval yet should exercise patience and wait for their turn.
SASSA processes a high volume of applications every month, and the agency must verify each application thoroughly to ensure that only eligible applicants receive the grant. This verification process can take some time, and applicants should understand that there may be delays.
If you are an applicant waiting for approval, there are a few things you can do to check on the status of your application. Firstly, you can call SASSA’s toll-free helpline on 0800 60 10 11 and provide your ID number to the agent. The agent should be able to give you an update on the status of your application.
Alternatively, you can check your application status on the SASSA website. You will need to enter your ID number and the captcha code to access your application status.
It is important to note that applicants who provide false information or who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be approved for the grant. And the reason for the decline will clearly be stated. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that all the information you provide on your application is accurate and truthful.
Applicants who have not received approval for the SASSA SRD R350 grant should exercise patience and wait for their turn. SASSA processes applications in batches, and not all applications will be approved at once. Applicants can check their application status on the SASSA website or by calling the agency’s toll-free helpline. It is crucial to provide accurate information on your application to ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the grant.