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How to Check Status of Your Application for R350 COVID-19 Grant

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People queue to receive food during a distribution. Marco Longari/AFP

You can now check on the status of your application for a special R350 COVID-19 grant, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) revealed on Friday.

SASSA disclosed on its official Twitter page that its online status check for the special R350 COVID-19 grant is live.

The new function allows potential recipients to check the status of their applications for the unemployment grant.

To check your status you need an ID number and cellphone number.

Also read: SASSA to Pay 100 000 People Their R350 COVID-19 Grant

(SASSA) has made a commitment to pay 100 000 people this week their R350 Social Relief Grant and more payments to follow once the vetting process has been completed.

More than 4,9 million people have applied for the new special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant.

Speaking to Kaya Breakfast on Monday, SASSA’s CEO Busisiwe Memela-Khambula said: “In the coming week, we will pay 100 000 people” their R350 Social Relief Grant.

SASSA started taking nationwide applications for the grant on 11 May 2020 and promised to make the first payment on 15 May 2020.

Twitter users want their R350 special COVID-19 grant

 

186 COMMENTS

  1. I wish I can know when I’m going to get mine coz we hv a problem with electricity maybe they will phone n find my phone of coz sometimes the electricity took the whole day to be back at least if I can know the date

    • Wena uzodlelwa imali ndiyakuxelela. Uzokwazi njani uba ngenene lo mntu ufownayo usuka kwaSASSA? They said everything will be done electrically. That means the same way owenze ngayo is the same way abazo kucontacta ngayo. No calls. Don’t accept anyone who’s calling to say they’re from SASSA.

  2. Why mine is saying failed where as I’m not working and there is no grant that I’m reicieving so far,pls clarify.

  3. I emailed proof of unemployment together with attached documents to prove im unemployed as well as a born South African and i desperately Need this fund to be able to provide for my family. Totally devastated when my message shows “failed”

    • U didnt hv to attach any documents they said documentation slows down de system. If u r really unemployed de system wil recognize u by ur Id number even if u r getting any other grant de system wil stil recognize u

    • Hi Ebie.. I suggest try again but type in your I. D. number and address etc. you dont need to attach any documents anymore.. you’l then recieve an auto response, click the link then fill on the form on the website

  4. What does pending imply. Does it imply that I am on the waiting list or what? And if that is the case am I going to get the payment for both Months i.e May and June at a go.

  5. I appied for my brother, now when I chev the application status using the link provided nd punch in his ID number and phone number and I click on submit it says failed. I need answers. My brother really needs the money.

    • Double check the number you used when you were applying meaning the simcard you were using completing the application

  6. Mine says failed too, I dont understand? Was my application unsuccessful coz I dont receive any financial benefits from the government. I also dont work for months now. This is so confusing because even when I try to call SASSA on the toll free number the number is always busy. And when I check watsapp it says my status is still being retrieved. PLEASE ADVISE

  7. I dd get message but I didn’t put my acc number bcs its on big negative with only phone numbers is it possible to receive it via e wallet?

  8. I applied but no respond what wrong about this and why are you doing this to people that need help help for really?

    • I’m waiting since I applied the 14th may an it still says pending people who applied after recieved there’s already just makes 1 think

  9. I applied for my brother who has been unemployed from Last year but when I check it says fail I don’t understand why should I reapply for him again?

  10. I have a reference number and a OTP number but my STATUS keeps saying PENDING … its been so for awhile … why are they taking so long to verify

  11. I have applied for myself but no one reply says I am qualified..I am not working no income I have,I am a orphan I feel like gorvement fail us..We not getting food parcel

  12. I have applied for myself but no one reply says I am qualified..I am not working no income I have nothing,I am a orphan I feel like gorvement fail us..We not getting food parcel

  13. My two sisters application says pending and there is no thing that shows maybe its because of shortage of something

  14. My mom’s application has been approved. They said we must give acc no bt there is no option to put acc no. Please help

  15. Have been approved now for a week waiting on an atm pin or a way to withdraw the money without a bank account then I read I must wait on a phone call really fed up wth this government shit I mean we supposed to be helped but all they doing is making a person stress

  16. Sassa really needs to come up with better solution for this why is it pay only 100,000 people we have many people who lookup to this money promised by government

    • The government is failing us, they can’t even keep their promises, also sassa is rendering a poor service

  17. At first said failed but when i check with my brother again it says pending. I don’t know what to take i will just wait and hear from them.

  18. I applied for my brother and he’s not receiving any money from the government but when i check the status it says it is failed.

  19. I applied for my brothers then application is approved both of them but the one got the message link the other didn’t receive but when we put ID in that Link it says FAILED.what must i do now?plz reply

  20. Hey

    I’ve applied for my brother and he did got the massage that says he should provide with his banking details but when we lick that link n entered his Id number it says failed

    What wrong vele?

  21. Good day
    I have applied for my Son on the 06 May 2020.
    We applied using email address, we submitted I’d copy, bank statement and proof if address.
    When I checked today putting ID no. and cellphone it say failed.
    What should I do must we re apply or what?

    Thanks

  22. When I click on the link to submit my banking details it says failed. Is there another link I can use?

  23. Let’s be patient but something is going to be happen. A lot of unemployment people will not receive money. Mark my words.

  24. I applied using girlfriend phone, mine had water damage at the time, and used the for another person option. When i checked using my number it said failed but when I used her number it said pending however she gets child grant and they are not my kids. Will using her number cause my application to fail because she receives grant already? Is it possible for me to change the number on my application?

  25. I’m waiting since I applied the 14th may an it still says pending people who applied after recieved there’s already just makes 1 think

  26. Not any contact from anybody at the SASSA offices telling if it has or hasn’t been approved as I’m waiting to know am I going to be getting for May &June?

  27. I did apply and I got the message to send my account but it’s got deleted by mistake so where to from here

    • Government is failing the hungry and needy people of SA, They have promised us to at least have hope of getting R350 its little but because we are unemployed, we were hoping to at least getting that it would have make a difference, we don’t have money to buy data to check for this nonsense

  28. My status says Pending: So what must I do Now?, Because if I reapply the system says: we received your application. I applied using USSD.

  29. I need help my application was approved, they asked for the bank details, when I’m putting the ID down the link doesn’t want .so that I can give the bank details

  30. Comment:Ii received message on Saturday 30 May 2020 at 14h50.
    My grant was approved with a link for my banking details.
    It failed continuously.
    Dont know what to do next .
    Please help.

  31. Mine is approved and they send me absa cashsend numbers and pin, so it was deleted by mistake before collecting the money…… So what must I do nw 😞

  32. When i check my status its says im approved and my payday is 30 but i hav’nt recieved any message that require my banking details.What should i do now???

  33. Hi i have receive sms stating that i should load my banking details in the srd website ,however on the website the is no option for loading bank details

  34. Apply for my brother via email I use my email so I check for status says fail so don’t understand cos I use my phone number.

  35. I received a sms from sassa asking to confirm banking details for my application however I deleted the sms by mistake before replying.

    I’m calling sassa on 0800 60 10 11 I’ve been calling for the past week and the number is always busy.

    What do I do.

  36. I did apply and I get an SMS saying I should provide names,ID , account number unfortunately I don’t have a card at the moment they give me an option saying which bank do u prefer l picked standard bank and I received “Sassa OTP code ..is that the code I should go with when I go to the bank

  37. Hi. Mine says pending and I don’t know what must I do. I did not change anything I use the same number and ID

  38. Approved when I check my status sys pay day 30 may fil 30may 11:33 but I didn’t receive any money or massage nothing🤷‍♂️ plz help

  39. How long this pending it will take??i need to know afetr submission i will be paid may and june??

  40. mine say approved filed 30/05/2020 @ 12:15 I gave Nedbank as cash send as i dont have a bank account but to access funds u need OTP now 03/06/2020 no news and can’t get them on phone line whats the problem

  41. i have sent my application in towards the end and i thereafter received a reference number.
    two weeks ago i helped a friend to process the application hence she was not computer literate and guess what? she was told to send her bank details last week already. Where is the fairness in all this i that was unfairly dismissed at work with no alternative source of income has been rejected.

  42. I have sent my application in towards the end of May 2020 and I thereafter received a reference number.Then two weeks ago I have actually helped a friend to process the application hence she was not computer literate and guess what? she was told to send her bank details last week already. Where is the fairness in all this i that was unfairly dismissed at work in 2012 with no alternative source of income since 2012 was rejected.

  43. I have sent my application in towards the end of April 2020 and I thereafter received a reference number.Then two weeks ago I have actually helped a friend to process the application hence she was not computer literate and guess what? she was told to send her bank details last week already. Where is the fairness in all this i that was unfairly dismissed at work in 2012 with no alternative source of income since 2012 was rejected.

    Reply
    Pardon me all, I meant to say towards the end April 2020.

    • I did get a sms also the link but i deleted it with a mistake so can u please send me a link again so that i can send my account number again please

  44. I am not happy with the delay we are experiencing, I have applied and just checked my status my application is still pending. We were promised that we will get paid on the 15 of May 2020, then later we were promised we gonna get paid before the end of May. Now is June the 3de still no payments. To those who managed to get paid should I go to SASSA office to get assisted because I do not know why i am not paid as yet.

  45. I am not happy with the delay we are experiencing, I have applied and just checked my status my application is still pending. We were promised that we will get paid on the 15 of May 2020, then later we were promised we gonna get paid before the end of May. Now is June the 3de still no payments. To those who managed to get paid should I go to SASSA office to get assisted because I do not know why i am not paid as yet.

  46. Mine is pending but I understand because is Mzansi here survival of the fittest to those who working to the SASSA office I quess they benefits more by pending our applications and claim our unemployment fund

  47. I applied for myself and others. I checked the status it showed approved on 2 of them. I checked again a few days later said one was paid on 30. Now when i check none of them can be found i have screenshots and reference numbers. Seems like our grants were given to other people. Scam seems like it for other people to steal our money. Very bad

  48. I applied for my brother it was saying pending for a very long time now it says not available it would be better to say decline with reasons not to say not available cause there i dont understand please clarify that.

  49. I applied the 16th of May 2020 and send my bank details two weeks already and still nothing I’m starving pls we really need it

  50. I checked my status & it said i Approved..but didnt get a link they just send me OTP number..what must i do with da number? Or where must i go cause i didnt give them a bank to send it to..nor account number

  51. i got a massage that says my application has been proved, but the problem they send me link that says i must proved my banking details and i do not have a smart phone to submit such details.
    i want to know what other options do i have to submit banking details without linking to they website

  52. i got a massage that says my application is approved, they send me the link to submit banking details and i did 2 weeks back but still R0,00, ONLY -R….. BANK FEES

  53. my application says declined and im unemployed how do I check why my application was declined.

  54. I have applied for my brother last month even today it says declined and he’s is not working ,doesn’t even receive Nsfas .All those I have applied says approved except my brother

  55. mine was pending since may but now it say decline but I am not getting any income and im not working I am not the only one who has this problem

  56. mine was pending since May but when I check today it’s say decline and i am not the only one who has this problem how can i be declined cause I’m not working and i’m not getting any income i don’t understand

  57. My application was approved on the 10 June 2020, I don’t have a bank account but the upload of the Fnb account was successful, how long must I wait to get feedback

  58. I received an from SASSA on my phone asking for banking details but unfortunately my phone software died and I ended up losing the sms on it.
    My application number is ID949362 and my ID :6803065834088
    Now I totally can’t access the link to submit the banking details.
    Can you please resend the sms for me so as to access the link to upload the banking details, please.
    My cellphone number is 076 710 7659
    Thanks

  59. Hi please help us the status of my money has been pending until when??
    What do we need to do to stop this pending and get the serious reason
    my moms email adress

  60. Since I apply on may till now I didn’t get anything is the any problem with my application form….

  61. This is not fair at all. I’ve received the payment for the first three months, but when it comes to August it says I have a sacrifice amount. Wait which amount because I’m not working, my mother is a hawker and my father is not working….. So my question is,’which amount are you talking about’?

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