The South African Social Security Agency has been providing R350 for as long as six months to people who are unemployed and do not have money dating back to May 2020.
The R350 was mostly paid through the South African Post Office (SAPO), but currently, SAPO has stated that all individuals who used to collect their grant at the post office now have to take their grant from Pick n Pay, Boxer and other selected stores across the country due to some challenges they are facing with the country’s post office pay points.
Before this, individuals who received the old age grant, disability grants and child support grants could still go to the post office for their monies.
Can I Withdraw Grant At Pick n Pay?
Yes, you can. SAPO has said that the South African Social Security Agency’s SRD R350 grant can now be collected at Pick n Pay across the county. If you have been to the post office for your grant and you were told you have no money there, you don’t have to worry. These steps will teach you how to get your money from any Pick n Pay store.
- You have to first make sure you have been approved.
- SASSA will then send you an SMS telling you where to collect your grant
- When going to withdraw your money, you have to make sure you have your ID number and mobile number you used in filing the application form.
- Enter these numbers at the till point to confirm your grant is available for collection
- Now approve the USSD message on your cell phone.
- Your money will then be handed to you by Pick n Pay.
Where Can You Collect Your R350 Grant?
There are various ways in which a beneficiary can access their grant, but now that SASSA does not pay R350 through the post office anymore, they have made it possible for you to collect your grant from Pick n Pay, Boxer, Shoprite, checkers or Usave using your ID number and mobile number after you have received an sms from SASSA. You can receive your grant through your personal bank account, which SASSA itself finds easy to credit only to you. You can also access it anywhere in the world. You can also use your SASSA card to shop at the stores listed above or withdraw your money from an ATM.
Even though you can collect your grant from Pick n Pay, not all the stores were given the go-ahead to do that. The list of stores are; BP Pick n Pay Express, Pick n Pay Clothing and Pick n Pay Liquor stores.
What Do I Need To Collect My R350 At Pick n Pay?
To be able to access your SRD R350 grant, all you need is your ID number, mobile number and phone. It is emphasized that the ID and phone numbers should be the ones you used for your grant application.
According to the National Postal service, you have to wait for a confirmation message from the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) containing the date on which your grant will be given to you and your collection point before going to be able to receive it.
How To Change SASSA R350 Payment Method To Pick n Pay
Changing your payment method to Pick n Pay is always allowed at any time as long as your application has been submitted and approved. The procedure below will guide you on how to change your payment method to Pick n Pay successfully;
- Visit the SASSA website
- Scroll till you find “How do I change my Bank details.”
- Click on it and insert your ID number and mobile number
- Click on submit
- An sms will be sent to your number with a unique link
- Click on the link and fill in the needed requirements
Once you are done, you will no longer receive your grant at your previous payment method. SASSA will now pay your grant through Pick n Pay.
Can I Collect My R350 at Boxer?
Sure, SASSA has clearly stated that once you have been approved for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, you can collect your R350 at any Boxer store, just like the Pick n Pay process to reduce queues at post office collection points. You first have to wait till you receive the message from SASSA telling you the day your money will be paid. To collect your grant at Boxer;
- Take your ID card and your phone to the store.
- Enter the ID number and mobile number at the till point to confirm that your grant is available
- Approve the USSD message that will be sent to you
- Your grant will then be handed to you
- Your personal information will never be asked so you must be cautious
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