As Sassa continues to disburse the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant for this month, there have been growing frustrations among some applicants who have not yet received their grant payment for previous months. Sassa is looking to address the grant payment backlog for affected applicants.
The beginning of the current week marked the first day in which the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) resumed paying out R350 grant payments for this month.
However, despite Sassa forging ahead with disbursing these R350 grant payments, there remains few grievances among some of its applicants who are yet to receive their grant payments or application approval.
In response to these complaints, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) took its social media platform and said that, If the applicant qualifies in the month of application, he or she will be paid for that month as well as the current month if the application still meets the necessary requirements.
More importantly, Sassa further stated that it is possible that the money will not be made in two instalments or in one day. It could be spread out across several days or weeks.
“If the applicant qualifies in that month of the application, he/she will be paid for that month for the current month if they still meet the application criteria. The payment may not necessarily be a double payment / lump sum or on the same day. It can be split over days or weeks.”
For R350 grant beneficiaries whose applications have been approved, here are the confirmed grant payment collection dates for this month listed below:
- 10 MAY: 081 & 086
- 11 MAY: 082 & 087
- 12 MAY: 083 & 088
- 13 MAY: 084 & 089
- 16 MAY: 080 & 085
- 17 MAY: 081 & 086
- 18 MAY: 082 & 087
- 19 MAY: 083 & 088
- 20 MAY: 084 & 089
- 23 MAY: 080 & 085
- 24 MAY: 081 & 086
- 25 MAY: 082 & 087
- 26 MAY: 083 & 088
- 27 MAY: 084 & 089
- 30 MAY : 080 & 085
- 31 MAY : 081 & 086
R350 grant applicants are reminded to always keep in mind that the dates on the list above are organised by the last three digits of a beneficiary’s ID number. Beneficiaries should also wait for an SMS notification that their grant is ready to be collected.
Sassa has also advised beneficiaries to not visit the post office prior to receiving an SMS notification since their grant will not be available.
Sassa has also said that R350 grant recipients do not need to collect their grant on the first day and that the funds will always be available for collection.
Beneficiaries who have opted to receive their R350 grant through a bank account should also note that there is no fixed payment date, as Sassa has assured beneficiaries that they will receive the funds owed to them.