The South African Post Office (SAPO) has updated its R350 SASSA SRD payment dates for December 2021, confirming that it will now pay on 17 December.
In it normal schedule, SAPO had indicated that no payments will be made on 17 December.
Post Office to make SRD payments on 17 December
However, in a statement on Friday (10 December), the Post Office confirmed that R350 SRD grant recipients can now visit their nearest SAPO branches to collect their payments on 17 December – as long as their last three ID number digits are 083 and 088.
“The SA Post Office has confirmed that its branches will pay out social relief of distress (SRD) grants to beneficiaries on 17 December 2021,” the statement said.
“The last three digits of the beneficiaries’ identity numbers indicate the day on which they can visit their nearest Post Office, provided they have received an SMS informing them that the grant has been paid in.”
SAPO will be closed and will therefore not make payments on national holidays, including 16, 24, 27 and 31 December 2021.
Updated SASSA SRD payment dates for rest of December 2021
Here are the updated SASSA SRD payment dates for the rest of December 2021:
- 13 December: 080 & 085
- 14 December: 081 & 086
- 15 December: 082 & 087
- 16 December: No payments; public holiday
- 17 December: 083 & 088
- 20 December: 084 & 089
- 21 December: 080 & 085
- 22 December: 081 & 086
- 23 December: 082 & 087
- 24 December: No payment
- 27 December: No payments
- 28 December: 083 & 088
- 29 December: 084 & 089
- 30 December: 080 & 085
- 31 December: No payments
“The first week of January 2022 is reserved for the payment of grants to the elderly, child grants and disability grants. The rest of the month is dedicated to the payment of SRD grants,” SAPO explained.
“Beneficiaries whose cellphone was used to apply for only one grant can also withdraw their grant from Pick n Pay and Boxer supermarkets.
“The beneficiary’s cellphone is part of the verification process at the supermarkets and this is therefore not available if more than one beneficiary used the same cell phone to apply for their grant.”
Furthermore, only recipients who usually collect their R350 grants at the Post Office also have the option of collecting it at Pick n Pay and Boxer stores.
“The Post Office would like to remind beneficiaries that they should follow protocol to reduce the spread of COVID-19, even when they are not on the Post Office premises where a queue marshal will assist with the following of COVID-19 protocol,” SAPO concluded.