These are the days when beneficiaries can collect their R350 grants
The South African Post (Sapo) has announced the days when recipients of the R350 Social Relief Distress Grant (SRD) can withdraw their funds.
Old age, disability and child care allowances will be paid on March 3, 7 and 8, 2022 while the rest of the month will be devoted to the payment of SRD allowances.
In a statement on Wednesday, Sapo said days use the last three digits of the payee ID number and the system is designed to allocate payees to days of the week.
As old-age, invalidity and child care allowances will be paid on March 3, 7 and 8, the following days will apply to persons whose identification number ends with the following digits:
- March 09: 080 and 085
- March 10: 081 and 086
- March 11: 082 and 087
- March 14: 083 and 088
- March 15: 084 and 089
- March 16: 080 and 085
- March 17: 081 and 086
- March 18: 082 and 087
- March 22: 083 and 088
- March 23: 084 and 089
- March 24: 080 and 085
- March 25: 081 and 086
- March 28: 082 and 087
- March 29: 083 and 088
- March 30: 084 and 089
- March 31: 080 and 085
- April 01: 081 and 086
“The system will also make it easier for beneficiaries to comply with social distancing requirements. Each day of the week is reserved for different beneficiaries depending on the last three digits of their identification number,” he said.
No payment will be made on March 21 as it will be a public holiday.
The Post has introduced separate queues at its branches, also to reduce waiting time and ensure social distancing.
“One queue is reserved for R350 grant recipients while the other queue is reserved for all other transactions. identification to ensure the system is implemented,” Sapo said.
The post office has been made aware of instances where self-proclaimed queue attendants demand a bribe for a place in queues outside the branch.
“This practice is illegal and beneficiaries are encouraged to report it to the South African Police Service or the Post Office Crime Hotline on 0800 020 070.
“Recipients who only applied for their own grant from their mobile phone can also withdraw the grant at Pick n Pay and Boxer supermarkets. If the same phone was used to apply for multiple grants, the grant is only available at a post office,” Sapo said.
For more information, customers are encouraged to call the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) on 0800 60 10 11 from 08:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday.
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