Are you disappointed by the proceedings at SASSA? Are you among those who have applied for SASSA but have not received a single installment yet? If yes, we understand your distress and frustration. However, one thing that you might be missing in the process is getting authentic information and falling deaf to the rumors. To cut the uncertainty and associated anxiety, we are here to provide you with legitimate information. Keep reading and get your stress relieved!
In case you have endured an extended period of silence from SASSA on your confusion and have waited for your April-May installments, you must calm your nerves. The South African Social Security Agency has recently admitted that their April-May applications and payments were lagging in the schedule. It has impacted the series of events scheduled subsequent to these procedures.
Causes of Grant Delay
The South African Social Security Agency officials have released their statement that assures SRD beneficiaries that the agency is looking into the situation and is planning to deal with it as per the need. They also mentioned that April-May applications are still in the process in a statement that was issued in July 2022.
If SASSA notifies you that your bank account needs to be verified, the verification process might be the reason your application has not been approved yet or your grant has not been reimbursed. The agency might require time to proceed with the verification process, and for the time being, it may freeze your grant.
On the other hand, the delay in your payment could be induced by the beneficiaries as well, for instance, in situations where the beneficiaries change their bank accounts and do not inform the agency regarding their updated bank credentials. This could hinder the payment cycle, and the client may not get paid for a term.
Furthermore, the clients might also provide information in the application that has no factual grounds. This can incur a standstill in their payment cycle, and the clients may face a financial recession due to curbed social relief of distress grants.
The process of application review may also suspend a person’s SASSA SRD grant for several reasons. If the client does not cooperate with the authority while it reviews their application, it may suspend their grant.
Likewise, if the agency observes any criminal act of the applicant, they may also block the applicant’s payment right away. SASSA has the right to do so when the client has been proven to be part of law-violating deeds. Thus, you should keep your record clean and should always abide by the law.
Another scenario may interrupt the grant reimbursement process. When the clients provide their bank credentials only partially, it may delay the monthly installments of the grant.
To combat these situations, the applicants or the beneficiaries can approach a SASSA official at its franchise, closest to their residence. All the knowledge has been updated to SRD Status Check.
The stakeholders can also reach out to the agency through their Toll-free number, which is 0800 601 011, to clear their confusion regarding payment details. Similarly, the clients can also communicate with authorities through their email address, [email protected].
Those whose application needs to be updated because of any alteration in their credentials can inform the agency about their updated information through any means of their ease.
After the glitches that the system faced during the lockdown phase, the agency has facilitated its clients to reapply. The reapplication process will enable the clients to change the payment channel to suit themselves. The clients will have to provide all the information they furnished the agency in their previous attempt.
How to Reapply?
To reapply for the SASSA SRD grant, the aspirants can follow the steps listed below:
Now that you have reapplied for SASSA and updated your application form by filling in your current credentials, chances are high that your grant will be released. If your application approval process was delayed because of false information, SASSA would now reconsider your application. The South African Social Security Agency might fund you after you have provided them with accurate information.
SASSA SRD grant is offered to the residents of South Africa who are rightful to be funded by the government if they are unable to afford basic living standards. The law of South Africa obliges its government to support its financially suffering citizens through monetary help. Thus, if your SASSA SRD grant or application is delayed, you can communicate with the agency and get your doubts ascribed.