SASSA update: ‘pending’ and ‘unpaid’ applicants

SASSA R350 update

Things are easing up as a heavy burden has been offloaded, as we see a lot of applications getting approved and paid. There is also a high number of applications that are still pending, and some have been approved and yet unpaid. The R350 Social Grant Relief has caused such a stir when SASSA systems went offline last week.

The system was back online from Sunday and continues to approve and pay those who have successfully applied for the R350 Social Grant for the unemployed. A whole lot of people have been applying more than 2 to 4 times, and some unnecessarily reapplied soon as they see other people getting feedback on their application.

SASSA is currently busy making payments and approving applications. Having said that, with a little more patience, SASSA will reply and communicate the outcome of each application.

It’s clear that most people’s applications are still pending, whereas some have been fully approved and yet not paid a single cent despite having applied earlier in time.

If you don’t have a bank account and have just been approved, you should select the ‘No’ option when asked if you have a bank account, under the link from which you should verify your banking details, and you can select a bank of your choice for cardless services.

The Regional Contact Numbers for Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Applications. CALL SASSA National Call Center: 0800 60 10 11 or email:

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  1. hi my name is Jabulani David Tshabalala I apply srd grant in may this year my application was declined ,id don’t match what can I do because I don’t work

  2. My name is Kenny I registered and when I check my status it’s approved and states filed but to date I havent received any payment since May

  3. Hello, I’m Itumeleng From Soshanguve, Yesterday I got an OPT Code, and I don’t know what I have to do because I just made my application yesterday.

  4. I do aply for 350 social grand and they say my identification is not ryt,I go to home affairs and they do retify my mastake.they give me a letter n I email to sassa but even today I don’t get feedback


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