The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) says payments for the new cycle of the special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grants (SRD) R350 grant – from April 2022 – will be paid as from mid-June 2022.
SASSA 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
When Will R350 Grant Payment for June 2022 Be Paid?
R350 Grant Payments for June 2022 will be paid from mid-June 2022 to beneficiaries who reapplied. SASSA said payments for the new cycle of the R350 grant would be paid from mid-June 2022 to beneficiaries who reapplied. There is no specific date for SASSA SRD payment from the month of June 2022 as the South African Post Office (SAPO) is no longer paying out the SRD R350 Grants from their branches.
Other SASSA grant payments for the month of June 2022 were made available from Thursday 2 June 2022. Sassa SRD Grant Payment Dates For June 2022 would be paid from mid-June 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.
Sassa R350 Grant Payment Dates 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.
How to Receive SASSA R350 Grant Payment for June via Bank Account?
The SASSA SRD grant beneficiaries also have an option to receive the R350 grant deposited directly into their bank account as it is the safest and most convenient option.
To add or change your banking details visit the SRD website – srd.sassa.gov.za and scroll down to “How do I change my banking details” and follow the instructions.
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