The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is responsible for disbursing grants to provide financial support to vulnerable South Africans. These grants include the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant.
Sassa recently confirmed that SRD grant payments for October will be made from today, 25 October until 31 October. This only goes for those who applied and were approved for the month of October.
The agency has said:
During that week clients are encouraged to view their status on the SRD website for the exact date that payment will reflect in their bank accounts.
Beneficiaries are however urged to remember that their Sassa payments might only reflect in their accounts 2 to 3 working days after the Sassa payment was processed.
Why Are SRD Grants Being Paid At The End Of The Month?
A Sassa representative explained that all SRD grant applications are verified to ensure the grant applicant meets the eligibility requirements for the grant. While SRD grant beneficiaries only submit a SRD grant application once, their SRD grant eligibility status is verified by Sassa every month before they can receive the relief grant.
The SRD Grant eligibility verification checks conducted by Sassa are usually completed towards the end of the month. This is because Sassa collaborates with several government entities and banks to verify information provided by SRD grant applicants.
Where To Collect Your SRD Grant
Beneficiaries, whether permanent grant recipients or SRD beneficiaries, can opt to have their grants deposited directly into their bank accounts. This method offers convenient access to funds, enabling beneficiaries to withdraw their money at their discretion after Sassa initiates the payment.
Sassa grants are also distributed through selected retailers across the country, offering wide geographical coverage for grant recipients. These retail outlets include Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Boxer stores, Usave stores, and Checkers, making it convenient for beneficiaries to find a nearby location.
Mobile Cash Pay Points:
Another option is the use of mobile cash pay points, allowing beneficiaries to collect their grants. However, this method has limited flexibility, as grant recipients can only collect their payments for a few hours during a specific payment cycle.