Alert: SASSA R350 Grant Payment Date Changes Explained

Updated on January 25, 2024

The SASSA SRD R350 Payment is a special grant implemented by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to assist individuals who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This grant provides a monthly payment of ZAR 350 and is meant to provide support to those who have lost their income or are unable to find employment due to the pandemic.

The SASSA SRD R350 Payment Dates for 2024 are as follows:


Older Persons Grants: October 3, 2023

Disability Grants: October 4, 2023

Children’s Grants: October 5, 2023


Alert: SASSA R350 Grant Payment Date Changes Explained

Older Persons Grants: November 2, 2023

Disability Grants: November 3, 2023

Children’s Grants: November 6, 2023


Older Persons Grants: December 1, 2023

Disability Grants: December 4, 2023

Children’s Grants: December 5, 2023


Older Persons Grants: January 3, 2024

Disability Grants: January 4, 2024

Children’s Grants: January 5, 2024


Older Persons Grants: February 2, 2024

Disability Grants: February 5, 2024

Children’s Grants: February 6, 2024


Older Persons Grants: March 5, 2024

Disability Grants: March 6, 2024

Children’s Grants: March 7, 2024

To receive the SASSA SRD R350 Payment, eligible individuals must apply through the official SASSA channels. This can be done online, through mobile applications, or other specified methods. Applicants must meet certain criteria, such as being between 18 and 60 years old, unemployed, and not receiving other social grants.

Beneficiaries can check the status of their R350 payment through the SASSA SRD website by entering their ID number and mobile number used during the application process. SASSA also provides updates through SMS or other communication methods to inform applicants of their application status.

The Payment Status of the SASSA SRD R350 Payment refers to the current condition of an individual’s application and payment. Initially, the Payment Status indicates whether the application has been received and is under review. If the application is approved, the Payment Status changes to “Approved.” After approval, the Payment Status may briefly change to “Payment Processing,” indicating that the payment is being prepared. Once the payment has been processed and released, the Payment Status changes to “Payment Released.” The Payment Status also includes the specific payment date. After the beneficiary has successfully withdrawn the funds, the Payment Status may change to “Payment Completed.” Beneficiaries can check their Payment Status through the SASSA SRD website.

Delays in R350 payments can occur due to various reasons, such as administrative issues, verification processes, banking details discrepancies, or high volumes of applications. Beneficiaries experiencing delays are advised to check their status on the SASSA SRD website or contact SASSA for assistance.

The SASSA SRD R350 Payment is an important program that provides financial support to individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It aims to mitigate poverty and provide basic financial security during these challenging times. By following the application process and monitoring the Payment Status, eligible individuals can receive the much-needed assistance to help them through this difficult period.