Latest News About SASSA Grants Today 15th May 2022
The South African Post Office (Sapo) have announced they will no longer distribute the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant. So where does this leave R350 grant beneficiaries?
Around 10 million people benefited from the R350 grant, many of which collected their money from the Post Office. However, this option is not available anymore.
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) said that R350 grant beneficiaries can still collect their R350 grants from Pick n Pay, Boxer, Shoprite, Checkers and USave stores.
Staff from the Sassa and Sapo will be present at the pay points, and are assisting all clients to receive a One Time Pin (OTP). This is to ensure that clients can transact at the nearest retail outlets and bank ATMs.
“All clients are reminded that they can use the SASSA/SAPO card at any retail outlet or bank ATM. Clients can either withdraw cash they require or use the card to purchase goods. Balances left in the card are safe and can be accessed whenever required. There is no need to withdraw all the cash at once” explained Sassa.
Here’s What You Need To Collect Your R350 Grant Now
- Identity Document
- The cellphone 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”.
The agency revealed that it will engage with community leaders, traditional leaders or councillors to inform clients of the options available to access their funds.