If you receive your special R350 COVID-19 grant through the SA Post Office (SAPO), it is important to know in time what the SASSA SRD payment dates for February 2022 are.
According to SASSA, February 3, 4 and 7 have been set aside for payment of normal grants. This means that the Post Office will pay SRD grants after these dates.
Furthermore, there will be no R350 grant payments by SAPO on February 8. The pay days are arranged according to the last three digits of recipients’ ID numbers.
Post Office SASSA SRD payment dates for February 2022
South Africans who receive the r350 grant through the Post Office can view their SASSA SRD payment dates for February 2022 in the table below:
|Payment date||Last 3 digits of ID number|
|1 February||082 and 087|
|2 February||083 and 088|
|3 February||No payment|
|4 February||No payment|
|7 February||No payment|
|8 February||No payment|
|9 February||084 and 089|
|10 February||080 and 085|
|11 February||081 and 086|
|14 February||082 and 087|
|15 February||083 and 088|
|16 February||084 and 089|
|17 February||080 and 085|
|18 February||081 and 086|
|21 February||082 and 087|
|22 February||083 and 088|
|23 February||084 and 089|
|24 February||080 and 085|
|25 February||081 and 086|
|28 February||082 and 087|
The table above is based on a Twitter update posted by the Post Office on Tuesday, 1 February 2022.
Possible SRD grant extension
Meanwhile, the ANC has given its strongest indication yet that it supports a possible extension of the R350 SRD grant beyond the scheduled end date in March.
Speaking at the conclusion of the ANC NEC Lekgotla last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the grant “has had a significant positive impact on the lives of the poor but most particularly the unemployed.”
He added, “The government must examine the feasibility and affordability for providing some form of income support for the poor and unemployed going forward.”
Prior to the Lekgotla, Ramaphosa also held a meeting with civil society groups to discuss the grant’s possible extension. The groups included the Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ) and the Black Sash Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII).
“The SRD grant coverage has grown significantly since its introduction, from 6 million to 10.3 million recipients a month,” a statement from the Presidency said after the meeting.
“Through this grant, the Department of Social Development (DSD) and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) have successfully reached many of those most vulnerable in our society. Research has confirmed the positive impact of this grant in reducing poverty and hunger.
“President Ramaphosa expressed his deep concern around the hardship faced by the more than 13 million unemployed and impoverished people in South Africa and the need for government to protect the dignity of all its people while being mindful of the resource base.”