SASSA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Busisiwe Memela-Khambula has revealed that SASSA R350 grant payment dates for June 2022 will start on 22 June 2022. SASSA will begin to process June payments of the R350 grant on 22 June 2022 for all approved clients. The agency recently revealed that no SASSA R350 grant payments were made in April and May 2022. More than 10.6 million people have applied for the new round of the grant.
The 10.6 million people who applied to receive the new round of the SASSA R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant from 1 April 2022 have not yet received payments for April and May 2022. The delay is due to the decision by the Department of Social Development (DSD) to set a means test for the new phase of the grant. They were finalizing a functional verification process in order to ensure that all systems were in place for the disbursement of the grant.
— SASSA (@OfficialSASSA) June 13, 2022
All R350 grant beneficiaries are urged to re-apply for the R350 COVID-19 Social Relief of distress grant. Beneficiaries can re-apply for the R350 SRD grant srd.sassa.gov.za or by using the WhatsApp number 082 046 8553.
How to Collect R350 Grant Payment for June 2022?
The SASSA R350 grant re-application process now includes an option where beneficiaries can receive their grant from any Shoprite, Checker, Pick n Pay, Boxer or USave merchant. Log on to srd.sassa.gov.za and respond to the security SMS you receive on your phone. You can then include merchants in your application and submit the updated application. Post Office branches will no longer pay out SASSA R350 grants. If your Sassa SRD grant application is approved, you can collect the money from the following retail outlets:
- Pick ‘n Pay
“When going to a retail outlet to access the funds, clients must have their Identity Document, and Cellphone with access to the number they registered with when applying for the grant,” said SASSA.
All R350 beneficiaries are urged to use their cellphone numbers to withdraw their grants at supermarkets. If you did not use your own cellphone number, you can also change it on the Sassa SRD website. You can also reset card pins at the cash pay points. The card can then be used at merchants at ATMs.
— SASSA (@OfficialSASSA) June 1, 2022
SASSA beneficiaries who receive old age, disability or child grants can still collect their grants from any South African Post Office branch.
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