How Do I Check My Sassa R350 Grant Balance?

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There is no fixed payment date for the Social Relief of Distress Grant, it is important that recipients check for their payment date and balance before making withdrawals at various payout points.


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The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant was introduced with the intent of providing temporary financial relief to qualifying individuals.

According to the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), this is assistance given to unemployed persons who are between the ages of 18 and 60 but they also need to make sure that they are citizens, refugees, asylum seekers, and special permit holders.

As this is a temporary grant, the SRD grant has no fixed date like other permanent social grants in South Africa. However, SRD grant holders are notified of their grant payment dates and in some instances, they have to track when they will be able to access their grant funds.

If you have chosen to receive your grant funds through your personal bank account, you will be able to check your SRD grant balance on your app or bank ATM.

Should you make a withdrawal at one of the selected retail chain stores using your bank account, then it will be part of your balance.

The government agency has advised all social grant recipients to be cautious when they are withdrawing their monies and not share their pins with anyone that they don’t highly trust.

Here’s How You Can Get Your Sassa SRD Grant Payments:

Bank

Sassa recommended that SRD grant beneficiaries opt to receive their funds through their bank, as it seems to be the most convenient payment method.

Grant recipients are able to choose this option when they are applying for the grant by them submitting their banking details as part of their application process. 

CashSend Services

Should you not have a bank account, you can also receive your R350 grant using CashSend.

All that will be required from SRD grant recipients is their ID numbers and phone numbers when they are withdrawing their grant money but they will need to make sure that these are the details that they registered when they were applying for the grant.

Selected Retail Chain Stores

Sassa selected a few chain stores that SRD grant beneficiaries can utilise to access their monies and this includes Shoprite, Usave, Checkers, Boxer, and PicknPay stores. 

However, payments will not be collected at BP Pick n Pay Express, Pick n Pay Clothing, and Pick n Pay Liquor stores.

Shoprite Money Account

Grant holders also have the option of switching their SRD grant payment method to a Shoprite Money Account.

The Shoprite Group mentioned that this account is the lowest-cost transactional bank account in South Africa and it doesn’t have any monthly fees.

Grant beneficiaries are not charged any fees when they send money, buy airtime, data, and electricity, send grocery vouchers, pay bills, or pay for groceries from their phones.

They will only be charged R5 for every withdrawal that is made from the Shoprite Money Account.

 

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Person submitting a R350 grant appeal application

The Social Relief of Distress grant is a form of financial assistance provided to unemployed people living in South Africa. If you were rejected from receiving the grant for July 2023, you may submit an appeal application before the upcoming deadline. 

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