How Long Does SASSA take to Pay R350 into Bank Account in 2024?

How Long Does SASSA take to Pay R350 into Bank Account in 2024?

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By Anele Zulu

If your application for the SASSA SRD R350 grant is approved in 2024, you may be wondering, “How long does SASSA take to pay R350 into my bank account?” SASSA has announced payment dates on which the R350 funds will be available in approved beneficiaries’ accounts.

After SASSA processes the payment, it typically takes 2-3 business days for the R350 grant to reflect in the beneficiary’s bank account. If your application was approved but the payment is still pending, there could be a few reasons for the delay.

Continue reading to understand the SASSA R350 payment cycles and verify if the funds have been deposited into your account.

SASSA R350 Payment Cycles

At the start of every payment cycle, SASSA announces the schedule of payment dates. So if you have an approved application, mark your calendars for the payout date.

For example, the September payment cycle commenced on the 22nd of September 2023. This means grant recipients could expect the R350 to be transferred to their bank accounts from the 22nd onwards in that month.

To check if the funds have come in, log in to the SASSA SRD portal and view your payment status.

How Long Does It Take to Receive the R350 After Approval?

Once SASSA formally approves your R350 grant application, you should expect the first payment to hit your bank account in 2 to 3 working days, in most cases.

When SASSA processes approvals, one of the requirements is validating beneficiaries’ bank account details. Confirming the account holder name, bank name, branch code, account number and account type can take time if any information is captured incorrectly.

However, if all your bank details match up accurately, your application gets green-lit for payment. Within 2-3 working days of final approval, you will receive an SMS notification confirming that the monthly R350 grant amount has been deposited into your nominated account.

Verifying SASSA R350 Grant Deposit

On SASSA’s scheduled payout date, you can confirm whether or not your R350 grant funds have been credited using the SASSA Balance Check facility.

There are three ways to check the status via SASSA Balance Check:


  • Dial *120*3210#
  • Follow the prompts to check your grant’s updated status


  • Message “SASSA” to 082 0468 553
  • Reply to the questions
  • You will receive your latest balance details

ATM Balance Inquiry

  • Visit your nearest ATM
  • Check your balance using your SASSA card to verify if the R350 grant payment is reflected

Once the amount shows in your account, you can withdraw and use it. Receiving the funds directly into your bank account is the most convenient method.

We hope this breakdown on “How Long Does SASSA Take to Pay R350 into Bank Account in 2024?” helps you understand the payment cycles and how to check your updated status. Reach out to SASSA if your approved grant remains pending beyond the stipulated processing period. Below are few reasons why your R350 Funds are delayed.

Why Are My Approved R350 Funds Delayed?

In some cases, an approved R350 application may reflect pending payments beyond SASSA’s stipulated timelines. Some common reasons for this could be:

  • Errors or inaccuracies in your bank account details provided
  • Failed EFT transactions
  • Issues from the bank’s side in processing SASSA transfers
  • Technical glitches or downtimes on SASSA’s side

If your R350 grant payment remains marked “pending” for longer than 5 working days post approval, get in touch with SASSA for assistance. You can call the SASSA helpline or visit your nearest office to investigate and resolve the issue.

Provide your R350 application details such as your ID number, name and mobile number used to apply. SASSA will then look into the specific reason your account has not been credited despite approval and work to fix the problem area.

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