The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) released the April payment dates for the COVID-19 social relief of distress (SRD) grant. The R350 grant will also be available to beneficiaries earlier in the month, in line with the restructuring of the social grant payment schedule announced by the agency in March.
UPDATED PAYMENT SCHEDULE
In the past, the first week of the month was reserved for elderly, child and disability grant payments.
In the penultimate week of March SASSA announced that those grants would be paid from the 2nd of the month, if possible, from April 2022 onwards.
Social grant payments will be made earlier but will continue in the same order.
“If the second day of the month falls on a weekend or public holiday, the payment will take place on the following workday,” said the agency.
Now, the information about the R350 grant reveals that it can be collected from the first of day April, which falls on a Friday. However, no payments will be made from 4 to 7 April when other social grants are paid out.
UPDATED: SASSA Social Grants payment dates for 2022 until March 2023
R350 GRANT PAYMENT DATES
As per usual, the last three digits of a R350 grant recipient’s ID number determines the date on which they can collect the money from a South African Post Office branch. However, beneficiaries should only do so if they have received an SMS informing them that the SASSA R350 grant has been paid.
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