If you applied and were approved for the Special Relief of Distress (SRD) grant in the previous round and have grant money that you haven't collected, you better hurry up and do so.
SASSA is giving these beneficiaries until 31 August to fetch their grants. Uncollected grants after this date will be sent back to the National Treasury, SASSA said.
This money will then be used to fund other government priorities.
Over 45 000 beneficiaries have missing payments while more than 500 000 grants remain uncollected from post offices across the country.
SASSA has said:
With regards to previous grant benefits. Outstanding payments are in the region of 45 414 (transactions) from approved but unable to trace applicants or they did not contact SASSA to update their personal details. A total of 571 724 grants approved remain uncollected at SAPO.
As for the reintstatement of the grant, applications opened on 6 August with SASSA already having received over 6 million applications.
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The first payments for this new cycle of the grant is set to begin in the last week of August as the grant does not have a set payment date.
SASSA has said that they aim to pay beneficiaries immediately when their applications has been approved. To make payments easier and faster, SASSA has urged applicants to provide banking details so that the money can be deposited into their bank accounts.
If you do not have a bank account, there are other options available such as the Post Office as well as other avenues soon opening up.
Beneficiaries can call SASSA on 0800 601 011 or 012 400 2000 to verify if they have any outstanding balances that need to be collected.
Uncollected special Covid-19 SRD grants from the previous cycle must be collected by 31 August 2021. #SASSACARES #Covid19SRDGrant @PostofficeSa @The_DSD @nda_rsa @GovernmentZA @GCISMedia pic.twitter.com/be66GDI3aZ
— SASSA (@OfficialSASSA) August 18, 2021