The Department of Social Development on Thursday confirmed the payment dates for the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) grants for the month of September 2021.
- Friday 3 September 2021: Older persons’ Grants
- Monday 6 September 2021: Disability Grants
- Tuesday 7 September 2021: All other grants
Sassa also confirmed that “there is no need to rush to withdraw cash on the first day”.
“Once the money is in the account, it will remain there until it is needed.”
R350 Covid-19 grant (SRD grant)
When to collect your money
The decision to reinstate the monthly support grant comes after deadly civil unrest rocked parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in July.
The R350 grant will continue to be paid out until the end of March 2022 and extended to eligible unemployed caregivers who currently receive a child support grant as well.
Payments can be collected from the South African Post Office from Monday.
No specific Sassa payment dates
In an earlier version of this article, we quoted Sapo as saying payments will be made according to the recipients’ ID numbers.
This after Sapo spokesperson Johan Kruger said the system – based on the last three digits of an ID number – was introduced to prevent overcrowding at branches.
However, Sassa said this is incorrect: “[The] information is false and NOT from SASSA. Payments for the special Covid-19 SRD grant will be made from 23 August, however, beneficiaries cannot be given a specific date”.
Any incidents of fraud should be reported to police, or directly to Sassa on 0800 601 011.