SA Post Office to stop paying beneficiaries


The South African Post Office has announced that it will no longer pay out the SASSA R350 SRD grant. 

Recently, beneficiaries of the R350 SRD grant were urged to look for alternative payment methods given the recent spate of robberies at post Office branches. 


SA Post Office spokesperson, Johan Kruger said a new round of applications for the R350 SRD grant has opened which now includes an option where beneficiaries can receive their grant from any Pick n Pay, Boxer, Shoprite, Checkers or USave merchant. 

“The SA Post Office strongly advises beneficiaries to include this option:  Post Office branches will no longer pay out SRD grants,” he said. 

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Kruger said if one has already reapplied for R350 SRD grant, they can still select the option to collect your grant from any Pick n Pay, Boxer, Shoprite, Checkers or USave. 

People can do so by logging on to and respond to the security SMS they will receive on their phones. They can then include merchants in your application and submit the updated application.

“Beneficiaries must have their own cell number to withdraw their grant at supermarkets.  If you do not have your own number, it is best to get your own SIM card and use that number to apply for your grant. You can also change your cell number on the above website.” 

Johan Kruger

Kruger said beneficiaries will be assisted to reset card pins at the cash pay points. The card can then be used at merchants at ATMs.

SASSA beneficiaries who receive old age, disability or child grants can still collect their grants from any SAPO branch.

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