For R350 grant beneficiaries who receive their funds from SASSA via the SA Post Office (SAPO), SRD payment dates for October 2021 are now available.
SAPO published the schedule earlier this year on its website. It contains payment dates covering the grant’s duration until March 2022 and is arranged according to the last three digits of recipients ID numbers.
SASSA SRD payment dates for October 2021 for Post Office
If you chose to receive your R350 grant via the Post Office, the SASSA SRD payment dates for October 2021 are as follows:
|Payment date||Last 3 digits of ID number|
|1 October||083 and 088|
|4 October||No payment|
|5 October||No payment|
|6 October||No payment|
|7 October||No payment|
|8 October||No payment|
|11 October||084 and 089|
|12 October||080 and 085|
|13 October||081 and 086|
|14 October||082 and 087|
|15 October||083 and 088|
|18 October||084 and 089|
|19 October||080 and 085|
|20 October||081 and 086|
|21 October||082 and 087|
|22 October||083 and 088|
|25 October||084 and 089|
|26 October||080 and 085|
|27 October||081 and 086|
|28 October||082 and 087|
|29 October||083 and 088|
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the reinstatement of the SRD grant in July. It will be in place until March 2022, but there are government discussions aimed at extending further assistance beyond March.
SASSA channels SRD grant payments through direct deposits into approved beneficiaries’ bank accounts, mobile money transfers through cellphones and through the Post Office.
Using the last three digits of applicants’ ID numbers helps to spread out the payments throughout the week and minimise the spread of the COVID-19 infections.
“Most importantly, if a person has not received an SMS from SASSA notifying them that the grant is available for collection, it means the grant is not available yet,” SASSA and SAPO said last month.
“In other words, every approved applicant must first wait for an SMS confirming that the grant is available before approaching the Post Office.”
SAPO subsequently announced that some beneficiaries will also be able to withdraw their funds at Pick n Pay and Boxer stores across the country.
However, this new option is only available for applicants who have received an SMS from SASSA confirming that their pay point is either Pick n Pay or Boxer.
The Post Office will not pay the R350 grant during public holidays, weekends and when normal monthly social grants payments take place.