SRD R350 June: First Batch Approval and Ongoing Disbursements
The SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) has successfully processed the second payment of the government’s R26.7 billion social relief of distress (SRD) grant for June. Applicants can now expect further disbursements to continue over the next few days, ensuring that eligible individuals receive the much-needed financial assistance.
R350 Grant Applications: Supporting the Unemployed During the Pandemic
In response to the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Sassa received over 8.9 million applications for the R350 grant, aimed at assisting unemployed individuals who lost their jobs during this challenging time. Among these applications, 59% were submitted by women, spanning all nine provinces of South Africa.
Payments for this grant are facilitated through various channels, including direct deposits into approved beneficiaries’ bank accounts, mobile money transfers, and selected merchants and retail outlets. The following outlets are authorized for grant collection:
- Pick ‘n Pay
Beneficiaries collecting the grant at these retail outlets are required to bring their Identity Documents and the cell phone number used during the application process. A confirmation message regarding the grant withdrawal would have been sent to the provided cell phone number.
It is crucial to note that if a person has not received an SMS notification from Sassa indicating the availability of the grant, it means that the grant is not yet accessible. In other words, approved applicants must wait for an SMS confirming the availability of the grant before visiting the designated merchants or retail outlets.
Update Your Banking Information for the R350 Grant: Secure and Convenient Payment Method
To ensure the safe and convenient receipt of the SASSA SRD R350 grant, all applicants are encouraged to update their banking details on the system. By providing your personal bank account information, you can have the funds directly deposited into your account. This method is considered the safest and most hassle-free way to receive the grant.
If you prefer to receive the grant in cash, you can visit an ATM and request a transfer of the funds to your bank account. Simply access the payment details section on the official SASSA website and enter your bank details. Once the payment is transferred, you can withdraw the cash at an ATM whenever it suits you.
Please note that SASSA advises against visiting merchants or retail outlets solely to check the availability of the grant. Instead, updating your banking details and opting for direct deposit is the recommended approach.
Important Notice: Kindly be aware that the SA Post Office no longer disburses the grant from their branches.