Every person who apply for the SRD grant and opt to get their payment via bank account have to undergo bank verification by Sassa. Here is how Sassa verifies SRD banking details for their clients.
About Sassa Strategic Outcomes
SASSA’s strategic outcomes as published in the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan remain unchanged; they are:
- Reduced poverty levels;
- Economic transformation-empowered individuals and sustainable communities;
- Improved customer experience; and
- Improved organisational efficiencies.
Sassa Status Social Distress Grant
The SASSA grant refers to a financial assistance grant provided by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to eligible individuals who are in need of financial support.
The grant is intended to provide assistance to individuals who are unable to support themselves or their families due to poverty, disability or old age.
These grants help vulnerable individuals afford basic goods and services and have become a safety net for thousands of South Africans since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The social security benefits are paid under the Social Assistance Act depending on financial status of the applicant.
Sassa Status Check
When you want to contact Sassa most people will think about going to their nearest Sassa office. However you can do all the things you need to apply by using the official Sassa website. If you run into any problems you will find the Sassa cell phone number on the website.
When you have applied for the Sassa grant you can make your grant application on the official Sassa website using your ID number. Then you need to do a Sassa status check to see what your application status is. The Sassa SRD status check online is easy to perform.
The next step that is taken when verifying SRD grant applications is bank verification. Some applicants have complained that this process seems to be taking a while to which SASSA responded.
Bank Account Problems
An applicant took to social media to express their dissatisfaction with SASSA by saying that the process of bank verification has now taken a week telling SASSA, “Do you not grasp the sense of urgency? Why are we not made a priority? Seeing as how you put the cart before the horse?”.
The way in which this process works is that the applicant’s details are sent to the department of Treasury and to the specific bank chosen by the applicant. One of the checks on your application status is to consult the Home Affairs database before the monthly payments can start.
Once the details are verified, it then goes back to Treasury and thereafter, it’s handed over to SASSA so that payment can occur.
All this happens to your Sassa grants application status even before any money appears in your bank account. All of the major financial institutions participate in the programme.
This is why the Sassa status check is so important as all this happens before the bank mobile money transfer can take place.
There is the option to collect your social relief grant in person but it is simpler to have it paid into your bank account. Sassa grants are linked to your ID number and cell phone number.
Srd.sassa.gov.za banking details
Should you be seeing a ‘Bank details pending’ as you do a SASSA R350 grant status check, this means that your application, or reapplication, has been received.
However, you haven’t submitted bank details or preferences for how your R350 grant payment should be made.
When will payment be made. With the R350 grant there is no specific grant payment date.
So what do you need to do then?
All you need to do is submit your banking details using the SASSA SRD website.
How To Submit Your Banking Details Via The Sassa Website
- Go to srd.sassa.gov.za
- Submit your ID Number.
- An SMS containing a secure link will be sent to the mobile phone number with which you registered during application.
SASSA has repeatedly said that there is no set R350 grant payment date and that beneficiaries will be paid for the months that you qualify.
So you need to check your social relief of distress grant application status to make sure that everything is working well. Your Sassa SRD balance status becomes very important.
When you view your social relief of distress grant information online you will see your Sassa status.
The Sassa payment status will also give you details on when your payment will be made, or more information on why it has not been paid.
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