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  • June SASSA R350 grant to be paid mid-month – beneficiaries could receive multiple payments

    June SASSA R350 grant to be paid mid-month – beneficiaries could receive multiple payments

    The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) said payments for the new COVID-19 social relief of distress (SRD) grant would be made from mid-June 2022.


    Millions of South Africans who depend on the social assistance were forced to reapply for the grant after the State of Disaster lapsed and the grant was moved to a new legislative framework in April 2022.

    READ: Nearly three million recipients set to lose their SASSA R350 grant – here’s who is affected

    The people who reapplied and were approved will receive the R350 grant from mid-June as part of the new cycle, as SASSA refers to it.

    “SASSA will continue clearing outstanding payments from the previous cycle as and when the bank details are confirmed.

    “The payments will not be done together but will be done month by month.

    “More than one payment may be made in a month but no one will receive double payments in amount,” said the agency.

    This presumably means that the money owed to beneficiaries could be paid multiple times in a month but no single payment will be greater than R350.

    SASSA said these multiple payments will be made in a month until the R350 grant backlog is cleared. Thereafter, beneficiaries will receive just one monthly payment.

    The post office will not be paying out the grant, as previously reported, and beneficiaries are encouraged to use alternative withdrawal methods.


    If your R350 grant application is approved, you can collect the money from the following retail outlets:

    • Checkers
    • Usave
    • Shoprite
    • Pick ‘n Pay
    • Boxer

    “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.

    A withdrawal confirmation message will be SMS’d to the number registered on the SASSA system.

    The Post Office encouraged beneficiaries that have already reapplied for the SRD grant and selected the post office collection method to visit the website and choose an alternative.

    “The application app now includes an option where beneficiaries can receive their grant from any Pick n Pay, Boxer, Shoprite, Checkers 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,” said SAPO spokesperson Johan Kruger.


    SASSA has long said the best payment method is to have the R350 grant deposited directly into a 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), scroll down to ‘How do I change my banking details’ and follow the instructions.

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