SASSA Explains Approval Process For R350 Grant Application

SASSA explains approval process of the R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) one of which is a verification process that the applicant does not receive an income. According to a statement issued by the agency, applicants should be aware that if their application is still pending, it means it has not yet been verified.

“Applicants should be aware that the agency not only verifies banking information, but it also verifies citizenship with the Department of Home Affairs and employment and labour to determine whether the person is UIF [Unemployment Insurance Fund] registered or not.”

“If the verification of the aforementioned requirements has not yet been completed, the status will be ‘pending’.” SASSA will approve the application and update the status to ‘approved’ once the applicant has successfully passed all verification, according to SASSA.

According to SASSA, one of the reasons beneficiaries do not receive the R350 grant after approval is that they do not provide banking accounts/details but only choose the name of the bank where they want to receive the grant.

Beneficiaries have been reminded to double-check their personal information to ensure that they are correct and that the grant is delivered to the correct person.