It is highly suggested that you receive your grant via a bank account; nevertheless, Sassa has advised you that you are able to get access to or collect your grant payment using any of the following alternatives:
- Both Shoprite and Pick ‘n Pay are options.
Applicants are responsible for remembering that they must always have a registered cellphone number in order to receive grant payments from any of the retail establishments mentioned above. Preferably, this number should be the same number that was used during the whole process of applying for the grant.
Beneficiaries are strongly cautioned not to go to the grant payment collection locations until they have received an SMS notice from Sassa. This is due to the fact that there is a chance that their grant will not be available to collect at the sites.
Can I collect my sassa grant at the post office?
Beneficiaries are also strongly encouraged to refrain from collecting their Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant payments through the South African Post Office (Sapo), as the SAPO is no longer acting as an outlet for the collection of grant payments. SRD stands for Social Relief of Distress and refers to monetary assistance provided by the government to those in financial need.
How will the SRD grant be paid?
- If you do not have a bank account, you may still get your R350 grant by utilising PostBank’s CashSend service. This option is available to you even if you do not have a bank account.
- Beneficiaries will now need to utilise both their identification numbers and their phone numbers in order to receive the award money. The grant applicant is required to have a registered number for their mobile phone in order to be considered for the award.
Stores such as Checkers, PicknPay, Shoprite, and Usave, in addition to Boxer Stores
- The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has announced that beneficiaries can access their grant by going to a Checkers, Boxer, or PicknPay store. This move was made in an effort to simplify the process of making payments for SASSA grants and to broaden the range of options available to beneficiaries for collecting their grants.
- You will not be able to retrieve your grants at BP Pick n Pay Express locations, Pick n Pay Clothing locations, or Pick n Pay Liquor locations.
- Beneficiaries are required to check their phones for an SMS message indicating that their grant is now available for collection before proceeding to the shop.
The beneficiaries of grants have the option of having the money that they receive from the grants deposited into their SASSA card accounts. If you use the SASSA card account, you are not responsible for any expenditures, unless the card is used for services that cost more than what SASSA pays for. In that case, you would be responsible for the additional costs.
Officials at the South African Post Office will provide you with an SASSA card if you decide to acquire one and use it to apply for benefits.
For more information see https://www.sassa.gov.za/