Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grants were introduced by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to assist vulnerable citizens. Recent reports indicate that approved SRD grants are not being paid out as expected, despite their intended purpose to alleviate financial hardships. We examine potential causes and offer guidance for SASSA SRD grants that are approved but unpaid in this article.
Why is SASSA R350 Grant Approved But No Payment?
You don’t need to panic if your SASSA Money grant or the SRD/R350 grant has been approved, but you have not yet been paid. There are a number of statuses applied during the SASSA application process to let you know where your application stands.
The status of ‘approved’ indicates that all requirements and checks have been completed and you are eligible for the grant. It does not mean the funds have been released (yet). If you want to know if money has actually been issued to you, look for a ‘payment pending’ and then a ‘paid’ status. The only time you should be concerned is if the status ticks over to ‘paid’ without receiving your money. Their USSD service or website allow you to track payment status. If you have concerns, you can also contact the SASSA hotline or visit a SASSA office.
Also Read:- How to Get SASSA Status ‘Pending Transactions’?
Bank Account Is Exceeding The Minimum Threshold
Individuals without income and without means to fulfill their basic needs, such as food and electricity, can apply for the R350 fund. Inquiries are made about the applicant’s bank balance through the bank details that the Agency requests from the applicant.
SASSA follows a systematic process. Using the government’s database, you can verify the information you provide in your application form. Several factors are considered before declaring a candidate eligible for the R350 fund, including their ID number, income, bank account number, mobile number, address, and living conditions.
Is there anything I can do to ensure the payment of my SRD Grant?
SASSA will pay you if your application has been approved but your payment has not yet been processed. Select your payment method – you can be paid in cash at selected retailers (Spar, Pick n Pay, Checkers, Shoprite, Boxer and USave stores) or you can be paid directly into your own bank account (please note that you cannot use a bank account not owned by you).).
Whenever you choose to be paid into your bank account, you must provide your full banking information (bank account, bank holder name, branch, branch code, and account number).
Also Read:- How to Change SASSA Grant Banking Details?
Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve been approved for the SRD grant, but I haven’t received any payments. What should I do?
SASSA’s customer service can provide you with information about your payment status and the reasons for the delay if you have not received it.
How long does it usually take for the SRD grant to be paid after approval?
Allow some time for administrative processing and fund transfers during the payment process.
Can I apply for the SRD grant if I already receive another social grant?
Individuals who do not qualify for other social grants can apply for the SRD grant. Before applying, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements.
What documents are required for SRD grant application?
Documents required might include proof of identity, residency, and income. For a comprehensive list, please refer to SASSA’s guidelines.
Is the SRD grant a long-term solution?
There is no permanent relief provided by the SRD grant. In order to achieve sustainable financial stability, other avenues must be explored.
SASSA SRD grants that are approved but have not yet been paid can have several reasons. Please check your status online, update your banking details, and contact SASSA for more information. R350 grant payments were also delayed due to various factors, including the verification process, technical difficulties, and fraudulent activity. The SASSA is working hard to get payments to eligible recipients despite the delays.