The R350 COVID-19 grant Recipients who chose to use the South African Post Office for payment of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) grant were encouraged to collect their R350 only after receiving an SMS informing them that their grant is available.
The post office said recipients can go to the nearest supermarket or Pick ‘n Pay or Boxer post office to collect their grant.
“If you have chosen a bank account or sending cash as your payment method, you will receive the money through the bank you have chosen. You cannot go to one of the supermarkets. Beneficiaries who have received the SMS and who choose to withdraw their purse from a Pick ‘n Pay or Boxer supermarket must also have their mobile phone and identity document with them, ”the Post said on Tuesday.
The grant will not be available if grantees attempt to collect it before receiving an SMS.
The Post said it became aware of a large number of beneficiaries trying to withdraw their R350 COVID-19 grant before receiving their text.
“Only beneficiaries who have chosen to receive their grants from the post office have the option of also receiving the grant from Pick ‘n Pay or Boxer. The first week of each month is reserved for the payment of our old age, invalidity and children’s allowances. During this week, R350 COVID-19 grants cannot be disbursed, ”the post office said. –SAnews.gov.za