SASSA News – Why No R350 Grant Payment Dates
Millions of grants recipients travel to collect their social support grants from various locations. However, an announcement made earlier this month gave recipients of the R350 grant less options where they can collect their money.
The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant was introduced to assist unemployed individuals during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, it was extended several times and is now set to come to an end in March 2023.
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) said the R350 grant never had fixed payment dates, however, grant recipients collecting their money at the Post Office were only eligible to receive grant payments on specific days.
The dates on which a person could collect their R350 grant at the post office was dependent on the final three digits of their Identification Number (ID). Only two groups of people with specific ID numbers could collect their grant on any given day.
In May, the Post Office announced they will no longer be distributing the R350 grant. Sassa then explained that grant recipients would still be able to access their money at supermarkets around the country. These supermarkets include Pick N Pay, Shoprite, Checkers, Boxer and Usave stores.
R350 grant recipients can collect their money on any day when collecting the grant at supermarkets.
Here’s What You Need To Collect Your R350 Grant At A Supermarket
- Identity Document
- The cell phone you used to register when applying for the grant. This is because a One Time Pin (OTP) number will be sent to this registered number.
You can also have your R350 grant paid directly into your bank account.
Sassa said, “All applicants for the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant are encouraged to update their details on the system, to have the grant paid into their own personal bank account, as this is the safest way in which to receive the funds”.