SASSA Status Check: Approved? What Happens Next & What to Expect

Congratulations! Seeing the "Approved" status on your SASSA SRD grant application is a huge step. But what does this mean, and what comes next? Let's break it down.

What Does "Approved" Mean?

An "Approved" status signifies that SASSA has reviewed your application and determined that you meet the eligibility criteria for the SRD grant. However, it doesn't necessarily mean you'll receive payment immediately.

Next Steps After Approval:

  1. Payment Verification: SASSA will verify your payment details (bank account or chosen payment method) to ensure accuracy.
  2. Payment Processing: Once your payment details are verified, SASSA will process your grant payment.
  3. Payment Date: The payment date varies depending on various factors. Keep checking your status regularly or SASSA's official channels for updates on payment schedules.

Troubleshooting Payment Delays:

  • Incorrect Banking Details: Double-check that you've provided accurate banking information. Errors can delay your payment.
  • Payment Method Changes: If you've recently changed your preferred payment method, there might be a delay while SASSA updates their records.
  • Backlogs: SASSA occasionally experiences backlogs in processing payments, especially during peak periods.

If you're experiencing a significant delay and haven't received payment after your status has been "Approved" for a while, contact SASSA for assistance. They can help you identify and resolve the issue.


  • Stay patient, as payment processing can take some time.
  • Use official SASSA channels for updates and inquiries.
  • Beware of scams and never share your personal information with unverified sources.