Sassa’s “Status Check” Warning To SRD Grant Beneficiaries

Sassa’s “Status Check” Warning To SRD Grant Beneficiaries

Millions of vulnerable people apply for the SRD grant monthly. Sassa has warned beneficiaries against conducting a Sassa status check on unauthorised websites.

Sassa's "Status Check" Warning To SRD Grant Beneficiaries

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has warned beneficiaries against checking their Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant status on websites other than the official Sassa website.

This comes after several websites have been set up purporting to be the grant payment agency and have been collecting beneficiary information.

The SRD grant is the only financial support provided to unemployed adults living in South Africa. Every month, millions of people apply for the SRD grant which is currently worth R370 per month.

Every month, Sassa undertakes several verification checks to ensure that people who applied for the SRD grant meet the eligibility criteria and can be approved for payment.

Once Sassa has completed these verification checks, beneficiaries can log into the official SRD grant website and check if they have been approved for SRD grant payments. When conducting a Sassa SRD grant status check, a beneficiary must provide their ID number and cellphone number.

Sassa warned that these fake websites promoting the Sassa status check service must not be used by grant beneficiaries. If beneficiaries use these websites, they will provide their personal information and put themselves at risk of fraud.

Please note that the below site, sassa status check website is fake, clients are cautioned not to share their personal information on this site as it does not belong to SASSA.

How To Do A Sassa SRD Status Check

  1. First, visit the SASSA SRD status website to find the SRD status check section.
  2. You will then be asked to fill in your ID number, as well as the cell phone number that you used when you submitted your grant application.
  3. Hereafter, you will be able to check the progress of your grant by doing a Sassa status check.
  4. For security, you might receive a Sassa’s status pin. The Sassa status pin is just an added level of security. Enter the number reported in the Sassa status pin to access your final results.

Sassa will contact you via the phone number you provided during your application with updates on your Sassa grant application status.

If your application for the SRD grant is declined, you have the right to appeal the decision.

Sassa's "Status Check" Warning To SRD Grant Beneficiaries


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