Can The R350 Grant Be Withdrawn At Supermarkets?

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With millions of South Africans applying for the R350 grant, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is tasked with ensuring qualifying beneficiaries receive their payments. 


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Successful beneficiaries of the R350 grant can withdraw their money at supermarkets. This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the R350 grant would be extended by a further 12 months after it was initially scheduled to come to an end in March 2022.

With the payment of the R350 grant being extended to 2023, this created a greater need for more options for beneficiaries to collect their grant. 

This led to the Shoprite Group announcing that grants can either be collected from Checkers, Shoprite and Usave or selected OK Foods stores.

To collect their grant in any Shoprite, Checkers, Usave or selected OK Foods, customers simply need to provide their ID and cell phone number. It must be the same cellphone number with which they registered on the SASSA database, as a confirmation OTP will be sent to this number to prevent fraud.

The grant is accessible in more than 1 200 supermarkets across South Africa, however, not all beneficiaries have been able to withdraw their R350 grant from supermarkets. 

The South African Post Office (SAPO) explained that some beneficiaries are experiencing this because they used the same phone number to apply for more than one grant.

"Withdraw your R350 from Pick n Pay, Boxer, Checkers, Shoprite and Usave supermarkets. Not available if your phone was used to apply for more than one grant"

These grant beneficiaries will have to make their way to a Post Office in order to collect their grant. 

Click here to view Post Office payment dates for the month of April

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