SASSA has started issuing October 2020 module for approval and subsequent payments. Payments are mostly made in double for September and October.

Prior to this, SASSA had declined a huge number of the applicants numbering around 1.9 million of them with the excuse that “alternative Income Source Identified” for the August 2020 Payment month.

SASSA has come out to officially confirm that it was not a mistake or a technical error but was deliberate decision.

Some of these aggrieved applicants never understood why their applications have been rejected without any clear evidence. Others suspected that, sassa has adopted this strategy just to frustrate them so they eventually give up.

But on Wednesday, 30th September 2020, through an official Media Release, they confirmed that they have checked some of the applicants’ bank accounts. This was to check what they called “means test” to verify if any of the applicants have been receiving some form of ‘income’ or not.

After public outcry, sassa has rescinded its rejection rate and have started approving those affected applicants for the August Payments cycle.

October Payments Cycle

Although SASSA has said that, the SRD grant of R350 has no fixed payment dates schedule, previous payments cycle has been relatively good. But when it got to August Payments, there was a considerable delay in the approval and subsequent payments timing.

As we write this, SEPTEMBER and October payment module has start being processed as Approvals are still ongoing although there are no payments dates.

Applicants are advised to exercise patience.

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Meanwhile, you can always check your srd R350 Grant status using this link

If you are are approved without pay date just wait, but if you’re approved with payday wait for at least 7 working days before calling Post Office Toll free (0800535455) to find out if your money is processed for payment. Sometimes they will send an SMS asking you to go to the post office for your money.

However, if you are paid at the bank, you can check your balance from the pay date or sometimes you might receive an SMS alert.

It might be recalled that, the srd grant of R350 was to officially end in October, but the president through his regular speech, extended the SRD grant for three additional months ending January 2021.

Some applicants who use banks as payment option have received their September and October Payments.

Good News is that sassa has started issuing pay Dates to applicants who have been approved for months now without pay Dates.

Applicants are advised to switch their payments points to their preferred bank for easy payments.


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  1. I was declined from May to July ,because of UIF that ended in April .I check yesterday and see August is APPROVED ,September is Pending… I was at post office and they say I am not on system ? What does this mean….because I have no income . Please advise me ASAP!!

    1. U can check status online u just put ID num and cell NUM did u choose ewallet banking or post office also u can simswap but in order to simswop u need to remember last time u recharged n with how much and the last 3 num or most num u called than ul get simswop but if u choose post office its OK check status online take ur ID go post office if u have a pay date

  2. How do I get my money if I,only have my i.d number got no money to do tamporal I’d plz help am a pour man I need this πŸ’°

    1. u have birth certificate
      If u do take ur parent or someone older with same surname as u they must make affidavit saying they signing on behalf of u n that it’s ur birth certificate etc n go collect at post office or just add banking details if u have account than it will go into the bank

  3. I applied for my mother and the just got 350 once in the month may so what is going to happen now since shes been waiting and its October already

  4. please help my applications declined from May-August nd reason May-July says irp5 registered nd August says alternative source of income identified bt am nt working

  5. i only got the grant once (may )my paydate was 24 and all others who have the same payday only received it once , the other months are approved but no payday why πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ˜’we need this money please

  6. My new stutas says approved September 14 little confused because last week I collect my August 350 .so they mean my money will be on my account on the 14 October?

  7. Guys may,june,july is declined due to identity verification failed but now August and Sep is approved without a paydate…Am i going to be paid for that declined months also or jst for approved months only? Any idea people?

  8. I have being approved from June until September but I haven’t found a cent..Am I still going to get some thing or I must just forget?

  9. I’ve got May payment only
    June approved but no pay date
    July approved no pay date
    August approved no pay date
    September approved also no pay date

    So what i want to know is that how long will i wait these pay dates because it’s been a long time now?

  10. I checked my son’s status at 12:30 it was approved from May until September 15mitute later when I check again it says decline .What is the meaning of that

  11. I see that August approval has updated on system .It was filed on 21/10/2020. and 23 is pay day….is that this month…

    1. Yes , its this month ( yesterday ) but don’t hold your breath for my pay date is today 24/10/2020 for June and July still waiting for August and September and October and STILL the post office told me there is nothing for me *WITH MY APPROVED STATUS AND PAY DATES*

    2. Yes but if u collecting from post office go on the 30/31st upwards as It takes 5-7 days to go Post office for u to get it.if its bank u will get it on the 23

  12. I have applied from mey and i haven’t receive anything from Sassa till now i asask what is the problem and how can i fix because my status says decline n fail i need help what or where can i get help please i need advice

  13. Can someone please look into the manner in which the grants are paid out at the westbrook post office in Tongaat . The guy who works there thinks that he’s doing the public a favour by paying them before 12 en closes at 12 to 1 en tell everyone else that there’s no more money to pay out en his attitude stinks en to think that he’s the postmaster leaves a lot to be desired. Please if there is someone in authority can assist in this matter please do.
    Thanking you in advance for your assistance .
    Nb people where calling for the post office to be closed down

  14. I wish to know when am I getting my pay dates for August and September sasa relief grant because both months are approved but no pay dates

  15. Hi there I have received a R1O50 ones tha was the 27/08 .that was the last time. Can someone please explain how this the payments goes

  16. Go to chrome then type in srd status they will ask ur id number and contact number u used to apply

  17. Thank you Sassa I received all my money through capitec bank much appreciated. It was really a help for me. Awaiting for november 2020 to be approved.

  18. I got for May, June , July , after that decline for irp registerd , but um home 2yrs already no income i got children and a house too attend too i dont receive any money pls pay my money now its long enough know pls i send my stuff too sars already they say nothing wrong so pls pay my money now

  19. I receive srd grant for 5months from June until October,May still pending,what can i do to get my May payment?

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