SASSA will make all of their grants for October 2021 available from next week. That’s according to the agency’s calendar for their payment dates, which went live earlier this year. Some recipients will have to wait longer than others, and there is also guidance in place for those receiving the R350 grant.
WHEN ARE SASSA PAYMENT DATES FOR OCTOBER 2021?
It’s worth noting that, once these funds are made available, they won’t have to be claimed straight away. All monies owed to each client will stay in their accounts, until an individual is ready to make a withdrawal.
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Those hoping for a quick payout before the weekend comes will be left wanting, we’re afraid. Rather than starting on the first of the month (Friday 1 October), SASSA grant payments only go live next Tuesday – which is a week today.
SASSA ALLOWANCE AND R350 GRANT PAYMENT DATES
The Older Person’s allowance is the first handout that can be claimed, followed by Disability Grants a day later. From 7 October onwards, all other payments – including the R350 grant and those receiving Child Maintenance money – will be brought online. The schedule for the month ahead reads as follows:
- Older person’s allowance: Tuesday 5 October.
- Disability allowance: Wednesday 6 October.
- Children’s grants allowance: Thursday 7 October
- R350 Grant: No specific payments dates are given, but they will be actioned from Thursday 7 October AT THE EARLIEST.
MORE PEOPLE NOW ALLOWED TO APPLY FOR R350 GRANT
Unemployed caregivers that receive child grants from the government – despite not having a 13-digit bar-coded South African identity document – are now eligible for the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, too.
After widening the scope for who could receive the R350 grant, the agency said the undocumented individuals that qualify are beneficiaries that do not have South African identification, but receive social grants – including permanent residents, asylum seekers, and refugees among others. – TheSouthAfrican