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SASSA Confirms December Grant Payment Dates



SASSA Confirms December Grant Payment Dates

SASSA Confirms December Grant Payment Dates. Millions of adults in South Africa depend on Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant payments to meet their basic needs each month. In a recent announcement, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has confirmed that SRD grant beneficiaries will receive their payments earlier than usual in the final month of 2023.

Payment Schedule for December 2023

Sassa has specified that only individuals approved for grant payments will receive their funds this week. The SRD grant payments for December 2023 will commence and conclude on 22 December 2023.

Processing Dates for December 2023

Payments for approved clients will be processed from 18 to 22 December 2023. Typically, SRD payments occur during the final week of a calendar month; however, December 2023 sees a deviation from this norm. Sassa emphasizes that grant payments are not made on public holidays or weekends, and with two public holidays in the final week of December 2023, the decision was made to disburse grants earlier.

Important Reminder for Beneficiaries

Sassa reminds grant beneficiaries that it may take a few days for the payments to reflect in their bank accounts. The funds are expected to be visible in clients’ accounts approximately 2 to 3 working days after the processing dates.

Options for Receiving SRD Grant Payments

SRD grant beneficiaries have the choice to have their grants directly deposited into their bank accounts for prompt access. Alternatively, for those without personal bank accounts, the Cashsend payment option is available. This method requires beneficiaries to use their ID


number and phone number, provided they have a cellphone with a registered number and valid proof of identification. Additionally, grant beneficiaries can collect their R350 grant at various retail outlets nationwide, including Pick n Pay, Checkers, Shoprite, and Boxer stores.

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Checking the Status of Your SRD Grant Application

Sassa encourages grant beneficiaries to perform a status check on the SRD website to determine the exact date when their payments will reflect in their bank accounts. In the event of an SRD Sassa Application rejection, applicants can submit an SRD grant appeal to the Independent Tribunal for Social Assistance Appeals (ITSAA).


The early disbursement of SRD grant payments for December 2023 aims to provide timely financial assistance to those in need during the holiday season. Beneficiaries are urged to stay informed about their payment status and explore the various options available for receiving their grants.

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