How Do I Check My SASSA R350 Payment Date?
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) provides a variety of social grants to eligible individuals in need. One of the most popular grants is the R350 COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, which aims to provide temporary financial assistance to those who have been affected the pandemic. If you have applied for this grant and want to know when your payment will be made, here are a few ways to check your SASSA R350 payment date.
1. SASSA WhatsApp Line: SASSA has introduced a WhatsApp line to provide easy access to information. Simply save the SASSA WhatsApp number (+27 600 123 456) on your phone and send a message with the word “status” to inquire about your payment date.
2. USSD Code: Dial *134*7737# from your mobile phone and follow the prompts to check your payment status and date.
3. SASSA Website: Visit the official SASSA website (www.sassa.gov.za) and navigate to the “Check my payment status” page. Enter your ID number, cellphone number, and other required details to retrieve your payment date.
4. SASSA Call Center: Contact the SASSA Call Center at 0800 60 10 11 and provide your ID number to inquire about your payment date.
5. Local SASSA Office: Visit your nearest SASSA office and speak to a staff member who will assist you in checking your payment date.
Now, let’s address some common questions related to the SASSA R350 payment date:
1. How long does it take to receive the payment once approved?
Once your application has been approved, it can take up to several weeks for your payment to be processed and deposited into your bank account.
2. Can I change my payment date?
No, the SASSA R350 payment dates are pre-determined and cannot be changed.
3. Will I receive an SMS notification about my payment date?
Yes, SASSA usually sends an SMS notification to inform applicants about their payment date.
4. What if I did not receive an SMS notification?
If you haven’t received an SMS notification, you can use the methods mentioned above to check your payment date.
5. Can I choose to receive the payment in cash instead of through my bank account?
No, all R350 SRD grant payments are made through bank accounts or mobile wallets.
6. Can I check my payment date if I don’t have internet access?
Yes, you can use the USSD code or call the SASSA Call Center mentioned above to check your payment date without internet access.
7. What if my payment is delayed or not received?
If your payment is delayed or not received, you can contact the SASSA Call Center for assistance.
8. Will my payment date be the same every month?
No, the payment dates may vary each month. It is advisable to check your payment date regularly.
9. Can I receive the payment if I am already receiving another social grant?
No, if you are already receiving any other social grant, you are not eligible for the R350 SRD grant.
10. Can I apply for the R350 SRD grant if I am employed but earning a low income?
No, the R350 SRD grant is specifically for unemployed individuals and those who do not receive any other social grant.
11. Can I apply for the R350 SRD grant if I am a student?
Yes, students who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for the R350 SRD grant.
12. How long will the R350 SRD grant be available?
The R350 SRD grant has been extended until March 2022.
13. Can I reapply for the R350 SRD grant if my application was rejected?
Yes, if your application was rejected, you can reapply if you still meet the eligibility criteria.
Remember, it is essential to keep checking your payment date regularly to ensure you receive your R350 SRD grant on time.