SASSA Relief Grant News Today

SASSA Relief Grant News Today

Latest News about SASSA Grants – SASSA recently announced that they would be making changes to when SASSA Relief Grant would be paid. However, one then has to ask the question of whether these changes will be affecting payment dates for the R350 grant.

Just last week, Sassa released a statement saying that they would now be paying Sassa grants from the second day of the month.

However, does this affect or apply to payments for the Special Relief of Distress (SRD) grant as well?

Sassa beneficiaries have been wondering this and reached out to Sassa where they got this response:

These changes are for the normal social grants, not the special COVID-19 SRD grant.

We can then be certain that any grant payment dates which exist for the R350 grant would then remain the same.

It’s important to remember that the R350 grant is not paid on days when other grants are paid. There is however no set payment date for SRD grant payments, especially when it comes to those who receive it through a bank account.

Should you have chosen to receive your SRD grant through the post office, the day you can fetch your R350 grant is dependent on the last three digits of your ID number.

In speaking on the changes made, Sassa added that if the second day of the month happens to be during the weekend or public holiday, payments will be made on the following working day.

The agency further stated that they will follow the usual procedure of first prioritizing the pay of older persons and linked grants, followed by disability grants the next day and then child grants.