SRD Grant Payment Schedule For March 2024

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Sassa has now released the SRD grant payment dates for March. Millions of individuals in need depend on the R350 grant to acquire essential goods and services.


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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has affirmed the disbursement of Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grants for March 2024. Only individuals who have been granted approval for the grants will receive payments in the third month of the year.

Payments for SRD grants in March are scheduled to take place from 25 March 2024 to 29 March 2024.

The distribution of SRD grant payments occurs in the last week of the month, following the completion of thorough verification checks by Sassa. These checks are conducted to ensure that only deserving individuals receive the SRD grant payments.

Sassa has made the following clear:

Funds will take about 2 - 3 working days to reflect in the client’s account after payment has been processed.

Where to Collect Your R350 Grant Payment

As a recipient of the SRD Grant, you have the choice of having your grant disbursed directly into your bank account, providing you with immediate access to the funds. Alternatively, if you do not possess a personal bank account, you can select the Cashsend payment option.

To utilize the Cashsend option, you will be required to provide your ID number and phone number, along with a registered cellphone and proof of identification. Beneficiaries of the grant can also retrieve their R350 grant at designated retail outlets across the country, including Pick n Pay, Checkers, Shoprite, and Boxer stores.

SRD Grant Extension

 

Initially designed as a temporary assistance for the unemployed during lockdowns, the SRD grant has now been prolonged until March 2025. This extension aims to offer crucial support to individuals lacking income.

President Cyril Ramaphosa emphasizes that, despite its limited amount, the grant has played a significant role in preventing many people from falling into poverty.

Sassa Grant Payment Dates For March

Sassa usually pays permanent social grants in the first week of the month, starting on the second working day of the month. However, Sassa grant payments don't take place on weekends and public holidays.

With this in mind, here are the Sassa grant payment dates for March, according to the agency:

  • Older Persons Grant - 5 March 2024 
  • Disability Grants - 6 March 2024
  • Children's Grants -  7 March 2024

Sassa Grant Increases

Sassa grants are expected to increase on 1 April 2024 and again on 1 October 2024. Finance Minister, Enoch Godongwana, announced the following Sassa grant increases:

  • The old age grant, Disability grant, War Veterans grant and the Care Dependency grant will have an increase of R90 in April and then R10 in October.
  • The child support grant will only have one increase of R20 in April.
  • The Foster Care grant will only have one increase of R50 in April.

Godongwana unfortunately did not announce any increase for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant. The SRD grant payment currently stands at the value of R350 per month.

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