SASSA has confirmed that SRD grant recipients who have not withdrawn their funds yet need not worry, as they will remain in the account after the end of the month.
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) took to Twitter on Monday, 26 April 2021, to confirm that Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant recipients’ funds will still be available if they have not been withdrawn at the end of the month. The post comes as the agency is wrapping up with the SRD payments, except for those that were previously approved but have yet to receive their funds.
The post clarified that should one have received their payment this month but not withdrawn the funds, they will still be access the money after the end of the month. This means that there is no cut-off date for when SRD grant recipients need to withdraw their funds by.
Moreover, it appears that the calls for the extension of the initiative have not been realised yet. Various organizations have called for the continuation of the SRD grant of R350 until the Basic Income Bill is passed.
See the post below.
If your COVID-19 SRD grant is not collected before 30 April 2021, it will still be available for collection #SASSACARES @The_DSD @PostofficeSa @nda_rsa @GCISMedia @GovernmentZA pic.twitter.com/gyvOtuk0Az
— SASSA (@OfficialSASSA) April 26, 2021