For planning purposes, it is important for social grants recipients in South Africa, including for the old age pension, to know the SASSA payment dates for October 2022 on time.
For this reason, the South African Social Security Agency maintains an online schedule to keep grant recipients well informed at all times.
SASSA payment dates for October 2022
As the official schedule, the SASSA payment dates for October 2022 are as follows:
- 3 October – Old Age Pension Grant.
- 4 October – Disability Grants.
- 5 October – Children’s Grants and other grants.
The dates start on the 3rd because the 1st and 2nd October fall on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
SASSA decline reasons for R350 SRD grant
Meanwhile, SASSA decline reasons for the R350 social relief of distress (SRD) grant have been slightly updated, according to a poster posted on Twitter by the Agency last week.
SASSA indicated that for all the decline reasons, applicants have a right to dispute the decision by lodging an appeal with the Independent Tribunal via the SRD website. The reasons are as follows:
Alternative income source identified
The client had funds flowing into his bank account more than the specific threshold for the given period: R595 for the period of August 2021 till March 2022; R350 for April 2022 to July 2022; and R624 for August 2022 to March 2023.
Identity verification failed
The personal details provided at the time of application do not match the client’s details as received from the Department of Home Affairs.
Existing SASSA grant
The client was a recipient of a social grant for her/himself during the application period.
The client was paid R350 in a month (or more) where the client did not qualify. This error was picked up and the money is now withheld to correct that error. Payments will resume, if client still qualifies, once all outstanding R350s are recovered.
The client was in receipt of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme during the specific period under consideration.
The client is registered with UIF or received a pay-out during the period under consideration.
Gov payroll registered
The client was in the employment of a government institution during the period under consideration.
Age outside range (>60)
The applicant does not qualify for the grant due to not meeting the age requirement of being below the age of 60 years during the period under consideration.
Age outside range (>18)
The applicant does not qualify for the grant due to not meeting the age requirement (of being above 18 years) during the period under consideration.
Deceased record on DHA
The client was registered as deceased on the Department of Home Affairs database during the period under consideration.