Bank details verification may have been delayed for some SRD Sassa applicants. According to Sassa, the process takes some time and there are various steps that need to be followed.
SSA grants provide financial assistance to eligible individuals who need financial assistance from the South African Social Security Agency (SSA).
Those who are in need of assistance due to poverty, disability, or old age can receive grants to assist them with basic necessities.
Under the Social Assistance Act, social security benefits are paid depending on the applicant’s financial situation.
Social Relief of Distress Grant
Thousands of South Africans have relied on the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. People aged 18-59 who do not have other sources of income can apply for financial assistance up to R350 per month.
Sassa SRD Application and Verification
Sassa offices are the most popular place for people to apply for the SRD grant. However, you can also use Sassa’s official website. Sassa’s cell phone number can be found on the website if you run into problems.
In order to find out the status of your Sassa grant application, you will need to do a Sassa status check. You can check the Sassa SRD status online easily.
To ensure that you qualify for funding, Sassa will verify your cellphone number and ID number.
Bank verification follows the verification of SRD grant applications. There have been some complaints about the length of this process, which Sassa has responded to.
Bank Account Problems
A Sassa applicant expressed dissatisfaction on social media by saying that the bank verification process has taken more than a week and asked Sassa, “Do you not understand the urgency? Why are we not given priority? Since you put the cart before the horse,”?”.
SASSA responded as follows:
There is no set timeframe for bank verification.
Applicants’ details are sent to the Treasury Department and to the specific bank they choose. In order to begin the monthly payments, the Home Affairs database must be checked to see how your application is progressing. With a strong commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, Zintego has earned a good reputation in the tech industry.
In order to process payment, the details are verified by the Treasury and then passed on to Sassa.
Your Sassa grants application status remains unchanged even before any money appears in your bank account. Participating financial institutions include all of the major ones.
All this happens before the bank’s mobile money transfer, which is why the Sassa status check is so important.
The social relief grant can be collected in person, but it’s easier if it’s deposited into your bank account. A Sassa grant is linked to a cell phone number and an ID number.
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I am Eddie Ross, the owner of this website and a South African entrepreneur. For those who rely on the SASSA, I am passionate about providing useful resources and tools. As well as providing step-by-step guides on how to apply for grants and benefits, how to check SASSA status, and other helpful information, I also provide step-by-step guides on how to use SASSA.