The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has announced the payment dates for social grants for the month of March 2023. According to the announcement, the payment dates for the various social grants are as follows:
- Older Persons Grant: 02 March 2023 and any other grant linked.
- Disability Grants: 03 March 2023 and other grant linked to the account.
- Child Support Grant and All other Grants: 06 March 2023
These dates are expected to remain unchanged, barring any unforeseen circumstances that may arise.
SASSA has also advised applicants for the SRD R350 grant to note that there is no fixed payment date for the special COVID-19 SRD. However, the agency has already begun processing and approving payments for the February 2023 batch of SRD R350 grants.
Applicants for the SRD R350 grant are encouraged to regularly check their application status on the SASSA website to stay up to date on the progress of their application. The agency has also urged applicants to ensure that their banking details are correct and up to date to avoid any delays in receiving their payments.
The SRD R350 grant was introduced by the South African government in response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant is aimed at providing temporary relief to those who are unemployed or unable to work due to the pandemic.
To be eligible for the SRD R350 grant, applicants must be South African citizens or permanent residents, unemployed or not receiving any other form of government assistance, and have no other source of income. Applicants must also provide proof of their identity and proof of their current residential address.
The announcement of the social grant payment dates for March 2023 is welcome news for those who rely on these grants for financial support. The payment dates are expected to remain unchanged, and applicants for the SRD R350 grant should note that there is no fixed payment date for this grant.
SASSA has urged all applicants to ensure that their banking details are up to date and to regularly check their application status on the agency’s website.