SASSA R350 Grant Payment Dates for April 2022

Government and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) have released the updated R350 grant payment schedule for April 2022.

The R350 grant falls under the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) category to support unemployed citizens of South Africa during these difficult pandemic times.

While SASSA doesn't have a fixed payment date for the SRD grant, the funds are distributed among five (5) groups of people based on the last three digits of the candidate's ID number.

Quick note: They also don't release the R350 grant funds on weekends.

Below is a complete list of dates categorized by the above-mentioned grouping and criteria.

Payment Date Category (Group)
05 April 2022 No Payment
06 April 2022 No Payment
07 April 2022 No Payment
08 April 2022 082 & 087
11 April 2022 083 & 088
12 April 2022 084 & 089
13 April 2022 080 & 085
14 April 2022 081 & 086
15 April 2022 No Payment
18 April 2022 No Payment
19 April 2022 082 & 087
20 April 2022 083 & 088
21 April 2022 084 & 089
22 April 2022 080 & 085
25 April 2022 081 & 086
26 April 2022 082 & 087
27 April 2022 No Payment
28 April 2022 083 & 088
29 April 2022 084 & 089

Where to Collect the R350 Grant?

You can collect the R350 SRD grant using different types of methods.

A lot of beneficiaries of the grant collect the funds at the Post office.

And others that know can collect cash at till point in Shoprite, Checkers, Usave, or selected OK Foods supermarkets.

However, the most convenient way of collecting the grant is to use your bank account. When it's your day to receive the SRD grant, SASSA will deposit the funds directly into your bank account.

Even better.

Banks have also come into play by not charging these funds any admin and other fees associated with normal banking activities.

How to Check your SASSA R350 SRD Payment Status?

To check the status of whether you'll get paid this month, you'll need to visit

Enter your ID and cellphone numbers to verify the account via the OTP SMS - this process ensures information is presented to the correct applicant only.

This method is considered the quickest because you'll get an instant response and detailed information about the status of your R350 grant payment.

How to Change SASSA R350 Payment Method

People are still wondering why their R350 payment hasn't been released yet. SASSA announced 'The cash send opinion is not yet available, as it is offered by the banks and Sassa is still finalizing contracting with the banks'.

By that, they advised beneficiaries to change and update their payment method, and here's how you do it:

  • Visit the SRD website (
  • Enter your ID and cellphone number to verify your account
  • Follow instructions carefully
  • Select a payment method of your choice

If you choose payment into a bank account, please enter the correct banking details in your name. Should you choose payment via money transfer, please enter the correct cellphone number registered in your name.

This process only applies to approved SRD beneficiaries and SASSA will not make payments with details that don't belong to the account holder.

Re-Apply for the R350 Social Grant

SASSA has announced they will not be processing new applications for the R350 covid grant. Because the government lifted the Disaster Management Act in April and allowed people to move freely without masks on the streets.

The R350 SRD was created during the pandemic, to give citizens the financial support they needed the most. But now that the regulations have changed, SASSA is waiting for the Department of Social Development to finalize and update the regulations accordingly.

However, this does not affect already-approved beneficiaries, they'll still get paid for April 2022.

However, SASSA further announced they will continue with the R350 grant and beneficiaries are welcome to re-apply. Currently, beneficiaries can only apply using WhatsApp.

"We are not going to have people be locked out because of not submitting things. As long as people submit [what they should] to us, we will process it and make sure they'll get what is due to them."

Applicants will be reviewed and considered for the SRD grant monthly.

Here's how you can apply for the Social Relief of Distress grant.