Beneficiaries of the R350 COVID-19 grant via the SA Post Office (SAPO) can now view their SASSA SRD payment dates for March 2022.
The South African Social Security Agency has reserved 3, 4 and 7 March for payment of normal grants, which include old age pension and child grants. For more information, click here.
As is always the case, the SRD pay days are arranged according to the last three digits of recipients’ ID numbers. Beneficiaries can therefore know in advance which dates to visit their nearest SAPO branch.
Post Office SASSA SRD payment dates for March 2022
In case you get your R350 COVID-19 grant at a Post Office branch, you can see your SASSA SRD payment dates for March 2022 in the table below:
|Payment date||Last 3 digits of ID number|
|1 March||083 and 088|
|2 March||084 and 089|
|3 March||No payment|
|4 March||No payment|
|7 March||No payment|
|8 March||No payment|
|9 March||080 and 085|
|10 March||081 and 086|
|11 March||082 and 087|
|14 March||083 and 088|
|15 March||084 and 089|
|16 March||080 and 085|
|17 March||081 and 086|
|18 March||082 and 087|
|21 March||No payment|
|22 March||083 and 088|
|23 March||084 and 089|
|24 March||080 and 085|
|25 March||081 and 086|
|28 March||082 and 087|
|29 March||083 and 088|
|30 March||084 and 089|
|31 March||080 and 085|
SAPO has also published the full schedule for every month until June 2022 on its website. To view or download it, click here.
Government extends SRD grant
During his State of the Nation Address (SONA) earlier in February, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the government has extended the R350 SRD grant for one more year until March 2023.
Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana subsequently announced in his budget that the National Treasury has allocated R44 billion for this extension.
The news came as a welcome relief for millions of South Africans who have benefitted from the grant since the government first introduced it in April 2020.
SASSA also provided further details on the grant’s extension. It informed clients that applications are still done online and urged applicants whose applications were rejected to request for reconsideration.
“Declined applicants who already lodged reconsideration applications should continue to lodge reconsideration requests for each month they are declined,” the Agency added.
“All clients who have been paid through the Post Office are encouraged to get bank accounts and upload details on the system for the money to be paid into their personal accounts upon approval.
“Note that all bank accounts are subject to bank verification. Ensure that all banking details are correct and the account is in the name of the applicant.”