Good News As SASSA Start Approving August 2020 SRD R350
After days of waiting in vain for the sassa srd R350 Grant, now there is light. On Thursday September 10, grant applicants started seeing approved on their dashboard after days of pending which left many devastated.
This comes days after the Auditor General made revelation indicating about 30, 000 government employees were found on the payroll of the srd R350 Grant.
Because of this some prominent members and opinion leaders are calling for the CEO of SASSA to be sacked or honorably step down.
Earlier sassa has asked applicants to switch from the default Post office pay point to their preferred bank account.
This is to enable and speed up the payment process and devoid the overcrowding at the post office.
The applicants had to choose partnered banks including Capitec Bank, FNB, Standard etc.
In addition, those who don’t have a bank account can choose the Ewallet option with any of the partnered bank and they reiterated that those who choose the Ewallet should make sure that the SIM card is registered in their name officially.
The srd grant of R350 was instituted by government in April and payment started in May.
The other side of the payment have been that some applicants still have not been paid since May. Others have not been paid their June and July although approved with payments dates.
Sassa has reassured applicants that all those who have been approved will be paid accordingly and no one will be denied what is due him or her.
Those who have been approved without pay date are to note that the pay date are generated automatically by the system and such applicants should not panic. This is to allow space between the number of people visiting the post office at a time.
If you are approved with pay date, be reminded that the pay date on your dashboard is the day sassa effected payment. In view of this, for those who will receive their payment at the post office will have to wait for the SMS asking them to go for their money at the nearest post office.
However, if you are expecting to be paid at your preferred bank, check your bank account regularly if the money has been deposited into your account.
To check your current SRD grant status please visit https://srd.sassa.gov.za/sc19/status
The temporal grant will be ending next month October.
An update to this story is that as Saturday, 12th September some applicants started receiving their grant money in their bank accounts. It must be noted that those those who are being paid through accounts do no need a second SMS but their bank alerts do. So if you are paid through bank, you can check your account balance to confirm if you have been paid or not.
However, those who receive their grant at the post office will have to wait for the SMS asking them to visit the nearest Post Office to collect their money.
Some too have been approved without pay date, if you are part of those applicants, we advise that you occasionally call Post Office Toll Free Number to check on your behalf using this number: 0800535455
Meanwhile, there are proposals underway by the government to pay what it is termed “basic income grant” to the unemployed youth an amount of R500 monthly.