The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) on Monday (26 April) announced SASSA payment dates for May 2021 for grant recipients.
The Agency spreads out the dates throughout the month to prevent overcrowding at SASSA, SA Post Office or ATM/banks outlets countrywide.
SASSA payment dates for May 2021
According to SASSA’s announcement, grant payment dates for May 2021 are as follows:
- Older persons’ grants will be paid from 4 May 2021. This includes any grants linked to these accounts.
- Disability grants will be paid from 5 May 2021. This includes any grants linked to these accounts.
- All other grants will be paid from 6 May 2021.
The Agency advised grant recipients not to rush for withdrawals on the first day the grants become available. This is because funds will remain in a recipient’s account until he/she eventually withdraws them.
Post Office R350 SRD grant payment dates for May 2021
According to a timetable by the SA Post Office (SAPO), the R350 SRD grant payment dates for May 2021 are as follows:
|Date||Last 3 digits of ID number|
|10 May||080 and 085|
|11 May||081 and 086|
|12 May||082 and 087|
|13 May||083 and 088|
|14 May||084 and 089|
|17 May||080 and 085|
|18 May||081 and 086|
|19 May||082 and 087|
|20 May||083 and 088|
|21 May||084 and 089|
|24 May||080 and 085|
|25 May||081 and 086|
|26 May||082 and 087|
|27 May||083 and 088|
|28 May||084 and 089|
|31 May||No payment|
As announced by SASSA and Post Office earlier, the first week of every month is set aside for child, older persons’ and disability grants.
This means that SAPO will not make payments for SRD (COVID-19 social relief of distress) grants in the first week of May (3-7 May 2021).
SAPO also urged SRD grant beneficiaries who wish to withdraw their funds to only visit SAPO branches on the dates corresponding with the last three digits of their ID numbers.
This system is aimed at reducing waiting time for beneficiaries who collect their SRD grants via the Post Office.
“This schedule is displayed at Post Office branches and is on the Post Office website,” SAPO said.
SAPO has also introduced separate queues at its branches – one for R350 SRD grant beneficiaries and one for other transactions.
In addition, beneficiaries will find queue walkers assigned at the branches to help them with their queries.
The Post Office also urged beneficiaries to send any queries they may have to SASSA by calling 0800 60 10 11 from 08h00 to 16h00, Monday to Friday or visiting the SASSA website on www.sassa.gov.za.