SRD Grant Payments for December are Now Being Made | SASSA. Financially vulnerable adults eagerly awaiting the Social Relief of Distress grant will receive their payments soon. The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has officially announced the distribution dates for the December 2023 SRD grant payments.
SRD Grant Payment Schedule
The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant payments for December 2023 will be made exclusively to those who have been approved to receive them. The payment period for this month is December 18 to December 22, 2023.
Processing Time and Verification
Although SRD grant payments are scheduled between specific dates, beneficiaries may experience a delay of a few days before funds appear in their accounts if Sassa verification process has not been completed.
Collection Options for SRD Grant Payments
Your grant payment can be made in a variety of ways as an SRD grant beneficiary. The Cashsend payment option is available for those without personal bank accounts, requiring just an ID number and a phone number for access. Direct bank deposits ensure immediate access to the funds.
Retail Store Collection Points
Pick n Pay, Checkers, Shoprite, and Boxer stores facilitate SRD grant payments, so grant beneficiaries are able to collect their R350 grant conveniently.
December SRD Grant Payments – Early Release
As Sassa does not process payments on holidays or weekends, December 2023 SRD grant payments will be released earlier than usual due to the presence of two public holidays in the final week of December.
Checking SRD Grant Application Status
In case an application is rejected, grant beneficiaries have the option of submitting a grant appeal to the Independent Tribunal for Social Assistance Appeals (ITSAA).
SRD Grant Qualification Criteria
It is necessary to meet specific criteria to qualify for the South African SRD grant. In order to be eligible for the R350 grant, applicants must have a bank account balance of less than R624. They must be citizens, residents, or special permit holders, excluding those receiving government assistance such as UIF benefits or NSFAS bursaries.
SRD Grant Extension
The SRD grant was intended as a short-term measure for the unemployed during lockdowns, but Ramaphosa acknowledges its crucial role in preventing poverty, despite its modest amount.
The early release of December’s SRD grant payments ensures timely assistance for vulnerable individuals. Sassa’s commitment to accessibility and the grant’s extension until March 2025
its vital role in providing essential support to those in need.
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