Social grants: SASSA payment dates for May 2021

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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:

DateLast 3 digits of ID number
10 May080 and 085
11 May081 and 086
12 May082 and 087
13 May083 and 088
14 May084 and 089
17 May080 and 085
18 May081 and 086
19 May082 and 087
20 May083 and 088
21 May084 and 089
24 May080 and 085
25 May081 and 086
26 May082 and 087
27 May083 and 088
28 May084 and 089
31 MayNo 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


  1. Hi I would like to how come I got approved for the Srd 350r but then I never got a pay date and then I was told that I’m not on the system but it’s shows that I am approved for the Srd 350r.

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