Why The Post Office Wants You To Collect R350 Grants Elsewhere

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Planning to collect your grant at the post office this May? That may not be a good idea, here’s why.  

 


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The South African Post Office (Sapo)  have advised grant recipients to consider collecting their May grant allocations at either an ATM or a supermarket.

Sapo explained that some post office branches around the country could have insufficient cash. However, they revealed that most of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) grants for the month have already been paid.

The first week of every new month is reserved for paying Sassa’s permanent grants. These grants include the Older Persons Grant, Disability Grant and the Children's grants.

Their advice to withdraw money at alternative locations are mostly aimed at recipients of the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant.

Sapo said, “For beneficiaries who use the gold SASSA card issued by Postbank, withdrawals at a supermarket are free of any commission. They can also swipe the card to pay for any purchases, and all swipes are free of commission”.

The post office added that all grant recipients will receive the full value of their grants when using a supermarket.  

“The gold card can be used at all ATMs in South Africa. Where an ATM is used, the bank owning the ATM will levy a fee”, concluded Sapo.

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