The South Africa Social Security Agency manages grants and allowances for groups in South African society needing assistance. This includes grants for children, the older persons grants and disability grants. SASSA also manages the R350 grant for the special relief of distress during the Covid-19 crisis.
Sassa falls under the Social Development Department and they administer the grants under the Social Assistance Act. South African citizens are eligible for the grants, and in some cases permanent residents and those with special dispensation permits.
Sassa Grant Payments
SASSA grant payments are made in various ways. They can be paid through a bank account, through your SASSA card, through a Post Office or through CashSend. Your SASSA grant is there to assist you with your basic needs.
A large number of SRD SASSA application were rolling in heading to srd.sassa.gov.za due to SASSA R350 grant. The website serves many purposes. Not only can you do your SASSA application for R350 on there, you can also check your SASSA SRD status. This is also the SASSA website to correct banking details and other information.
SASSA also gives a chance to a SASSA grant application which was rejected in the form of a SASSA appeal. You can use this if you are unhappy about Sassa grant payment issues. Click here to gain access to the SRD appeal link.
If you're trying to find the SASSA contact number or SASSA contact details for SASSA grant enquiries, or the SASSA website or SASSA Twitter, click here.
SASSA administers many grants and many South Africans depend on these grants to survive. Some examples of SASSA grants are the social relief of distress grant, the child support grant, the disability grant, the older persons grant and many other grants.
Is your application stuck on Pending? We've covered what this means and what steps you should take next.
How SRD grant payments work
It's important to note that the special SRD grant, commonly known as the R350 grant, does not have a fixed grant payment date. Sassa approves applications for these social grants, and beneficiaries are notified via message when their payment is available for collection.
Once your Sassa SRD status check appeal has been confirmed successful, grant payments will then be made from the month you initially applied. You should make sure that the Sassa grants department has your bank account details so that the grant payment can be paid to you directly.
When the SRD R350 grant was first announced the eligibility criteria included that to receive the grant you couldn't be getting any other Sassa social grants. This caused a problem for those caregivers who were receiving the Child Support Grant. The rules were quickly changed to make it clear that the caregivers should not be prevented from receiving the R350 grant just because they were the primary caregiver for a child.
To determine your eligibility the Sassa officials look at your financial situation and see where you have any other financial aid, but you don't have to undergo a means test.
Collect Your R350 Grant
There are a few options for Sassa grant payment which SRD grant beneficiaries can choose from to collect their grant payments.
Bank Account: SRD grant beneficiaries have the option of having their grants paid directly into their bank account. This is a convenient grant payment method as beneficiaries can access their money at any time after the grant payment was made by Sassa.
CashSend Services: Should beneficiaries not have a bank account, they can also receive your R350 grant through a CashSend. Beneficiaries will have to use their ID numbers and phone numbers to access their grant money. You must have a cellphone with a registered cellphone number and proof of identification.
Retail outlets: Sassa grants are paid to selected retailers around the country. Beneficiaries can withdraw their money at any time when the retail outlet is operational. Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Boxer stores, Usave stores and Checkers all distribute social grant payments.
Shoprite Group:The Shoprite Group has now made it possible for R350 grant holders to fetch their SRD grant payments at any of their 1 286 supermarkets across South Africa, which includes Checkers, USave, OK and Shoprite stores.
Sassa SRD Grant Banking Details
If you need to change your Sassa banking details - including banking details for your SRD grant we have all the details for you. As the grant is re-approved every month you need to make sure that your banking details with Sassa are correct or your grant won't be paid. The bank account must be in your own name as grants can't be paid into someone else's account. You'll find all the details in our Sassa banking details FAQ. You can also view our video on how to check your Sassa grant status.