Sassa R350 Payment Dates August 2022 & more: A complete Guide

He said the payment process for all those approved will start from 10th of August 2022. However, he emphasized that not everyone should expect to be paid on the day, as this will be done over the coming days. 


“To avoid overcrowding at post offices during payment of approved recipients, a joint strategy was put in place by sassa and sapo, where the last three digits of the identity numbers of each qualifying recipient will be used for payment collection on a specific day of the week.  This will help minimize the spread of infections and allow for social distancing. 


How to Check SASSA R350 SRD Status: You can check the status of your SASSA SRD grant online by following these steps, first Visit the SRD website thus, then Enter your ID and cellphone number, Confirm OTP sent to the registered, cellphone number and finally Get your application status online.

With the introduction of the of the new SASSA R350 grant, a large number of SRD SASSA application had to be resubmitted via the, This website serves many purposes including checking status. Your srd status check can be approved, declined, pending. 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.


For srd status check you have to Navigate to the SRD grant application status on the official SASSA website using the online dashboard link here:, Enter your South African ID number of Applicant and Enter the phone number you used to submit the application

“Most importantly, if a person has not received a SMS from notifying them that the grant is available for collection, it means the grant is not available yet.  In other words, every approved applicant must first wait for a sms confirming that the grant is available,” Letsatsi explained.

He appealed to all successful recipients to cooperate with them and “only go to the post office when you have indeed received a notification sms to collect your grant”. “Applicants are advised to avoid disappointment and not go to the post office to ‘just check if by any chance the grant is available’. The grant will not be available if it is not the day of the week when uses the last three digits of your Id number. 

All unpaid beneficiaries will still be paid. The agency has confirmed that remissions will be made for all approved as soon as confirmation of funding has been made as these payments are from the previous financial year. For those who have not received previous approved payments: According to them Even as the grants has ended, Payments will be made to those deserving approved clients.

It may not come necessarily come as a double payment/ lump sum or on the same day. The amount will not be split over days or even weeks according to the Agency. Money will be paid according to the dates mentioned in the message sent to you. This applies to all months from august 2021 to march 2023 Note that this is not the same as the dates mentioned when you check the sassa status for R350 grant. That date only reflects the date of approval of payment.

What is the qualifying criteria? A person who is A South African Citizen, Permanent Resident or Refugee registered on the Home Affairs database and persons who are holders of special permits under the Special Angolan Dispensation, the Lesotho Exemption Permit dispensation and the Zimbabwe. Exemption Permit Dispensation, and asylum seekers whose section 22 permits or visas are valid or were valid.

b) Currently residing within the borders of the Republic of South Africa;
c) Above the age of 18 and below the age of 60;
d) Unemployed;
e) Not receiving any social grant in respect of himself or herself;
f) Not receiving an unemployment insurance benefit and does not qualify to receive an
unemployment insurance benefit;
g) Not receiving a stipend from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme and other
financial aid;
h) Not receiving any other government COVID-19 response support;
i) Not a resident in a government funded or subsidized institution.

Why it is important to re-apply? People’s circumstances may have changed over time; In order to confirm clients’ personal details, assess their income and financial status; Applicants need to accept the declaration and consent, which has been strengthened to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) which came to
effect on 21 July 2021; In order to access or to have the application reconsidered for the Social Relief of
Distress Grant, an applicant must grant consent for SASSA to verify his or her identity, residency, income or social security benefits with any other institution deemed necessary by SASSA.

Also, remember that normal bank charges can apply to any money going in and out of your bank account. You can decide to change the payment method at any time by filling in a form at a welfare office, but the change will only happen a month later.

Read the articles below for more information of sassa grants

August 2022
Older person’s allowance: Thursday 3 August
Disability allowance: Friday 4 August
Children’s grants allowance: Monday 7 August

R350 Grant Allowance: after 10th of each month

September 2022
Older person’s allowance: Thursday 3 September
Disability allowance: Friday 4 September
Children’s grants allowance: Monday 7 September

R350 Grant Allowance: after 10th of each month

Older person’s allowance: Thursday 3 October
Disability allowance: Friday 4 October
Children’s grants allowance: Monday 7 October

R350 Grant Allowance: after 10th of each month

November 2022
Older person’s allowance: Tuesday 4 November
Disability allowance: Wednesday 5 November
Children’s grants allowance: Thursday 6 November

R350 Grant Allowance: after 10th of each month