Why is there a delay in Sassa?

Postbank CEO Bongani Diako explained that their payment system performance was not up to standard which ultimately led to a delay in the payment of beneficiaries. They explain that this situation has now stabilised and grant payments have been made.

Is there a delay with the R350 grant?

A high number of South Africans and lobby groups have been expressing their frustration with delayed Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant payments. The government agency responsible for paying out the grant, claims a number of factors have caused these delays.

Why is my Sassa grant taking long?

In order to clear the backlogs, Sassa may need further information from applicants to verify the information provided when they applied.

Why is Sassa taking so long to approve?

The number of applications received in a day by SASSA is over 10,000, which is why the approval stage takes time. There are hierarchical steps that all applications go through.

What is happening with Sassa money?

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is on track with arrangements to disburse the January 2023 social grants payments from 03 January 2023. SASSA also urges all clients to make use of the multiple ways available to access their funds. The methods include the use of retailers and ATMs.

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Is Sassa giving R700 grant?

Fake R700 Sassa 'grant' kicks off new wave of 2023 WhatsApp scams. A new WhatsApp scam is making the rounds on the social networking platform: it offers “bonafide citizens” a South African Social Security Agency grant application for R700.

Why Sassa hasn t paid?

According to Sassa, this has been happening because they have been attempting to keep up with the surge of new applications through their systems, which is why the June applications have been granted.

Why is there a delay in Sassa R350?

So if your bank account has been changed without informing Sassa, this also causes a delay in the payment process, which is another issue. Additionally, a breakdown in communication between you and the Sassa could be the cause of the delay problems.

Why is July and August SRD still pending?

Sassa said, “The applications with a July status of pending will be updated after the August 2022 payments to the applicable outcome”. August 2022 SRD grant payments were also put on hold as a new income threshold was being introduced.

How many days does it take for SASSA grant to be approved?

It may take up to three months to process your application. If your grant is approved, you will be paid from the day you applied.

How long will Sassa be pending?

Many applicants are wondering how long their Sassa status pending will last. The turnaround time of payment after the application has been approved is up to 7 days. That's how long the Sassa status pending lasts.

Why is July R350 still pending?

When you check your R350 grant status and it's pending, it means the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has not approved your application for the grant.

Why is April 350 delayed?

The delay of April and May 2022 grant payments was due to several reasons. Sassa has assured R350 grant beneficiaries that their April and May grants will be paid. They revealed that a major backlog resulted in the non-payment of grants.

What do I do if I haven't received my Sassa grant?

Sassa has also stated that these beneficiaries can contact the bank they are registered with if they have mistakenly deleted the message with the voucher so that the bank can resend the voucher. Here are the bank contact number for cash send queries: ABSA- 0 800 000 122. TYME BANK- 0860 999 119.

Why Haven t I got my R350 payment?

SASSA has a major backlog when it comes to this grant. Over R700 million in R350 grants are yet to paid to qualifying beneficiaries with Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, saying that this is due to SASSA needing to verify whether people qualified or not.

Why Sassa 350 not paid?

Sassa explained that the reason why successful SRD grant applicants have not been paid could either be due to a failed verification check or because the applicant did not provide all the required information.

Why is July 2022 still pending?

“The assessment for July 2022 had some delays because the previous regulations required people to reconfirm their grant every three months. June 2022 was the third month from April and many people failed to reconfirm their grants” explained the DSD.

Are R350 still available for August 2022?

Sassa has now stated that beneficiaries can collect their August payments which were released from 21 September 2022.

How do I fix pending status on SASSA?

how to fix pending sassa
  1. Double check that the information you provided to SASSA is Correct.
  2. Make sure that you are not receiving any income in your bank and be unemployed.
  3. Must not be receiving the National Student Fund Aid Scheme (NSFAS).
  4. update your contact information by clicking on this link.

Is there a problem with SASSA?

Beneficiaries struggling to access their grants have been a recurring monthly problem for many years now. And while the excuses offered by SASSA and its partners like Postbank might differ, the impact on grant recipients are massive and compounding – physically, financially and psychologically.

Why is my SASSA approved but no payday?

Sassa said, “Those approved but not yet paid are those whose records are outstanding bank accounts or bank accounts provided failed bank account verification or bank accounts pending verification from National Treasury or those who selected cash send payments”.

Is it true that SASSA has been suspended?

This comes as an important payment method used by grant beneficiaries has been suspended for December 2022.

Will SASSA grant increase in November 2022?

Caregivers of orphaned children are eligible to apply for the CSG Top-up which means they will receive R480 plus an additional R240 bringing the total amount received to R720 per child each month. Here are the Sassa grant payment dates for November 2022: Older Person's Grants - 2 November 2022.

Is it true that R350 grant increased to R624?

This means that, whereas before, those with income flows valued at R350 or more into their bank account from other sources were not eligible to benefit, the cut-off has been raised to R624. “We increased the means test threshold from R350 to R624 that is in line with the estimated Food Poverty Line for 2022 …

What is happening with R350 grant for?

The DSD's budget for 2022/23 for the R350 grant was R44-billion, providing for 10.5 million grant payments per month. This is despite the DSD's own figures showing that 13.4 million people have no income and 18.3 million people live below the food poverty line of R624 per month.