SRD Grant Payment Dates for the Remaining Months of the Year 2023

Last Updated on August 29, 2023

SRD Grant Payment Dates

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has announced the grant payment dates for the Remaining Months of the Year. 

More than 7 million South Africans are currently benefitting from the R350 grant. Sassa has made a major announcement that will help these grant beneficiaries know when they will be paid their grant money.

While Sassa permanent grants have a fixed payment schedule, the R350 grant typically does not. However, the Agency has decided to set dates for the SRD grant, in order to keep recipients informed as to when their grant money is ready for collection.

Sassa has stated that the SRD grant will be distributed during the last week of the month; for example, September SRD grants will be received during the last week of August.

SRD Grant Payment Dates

Here Are The SRD Payment Dates For The Remainder Of The Financial Year

  • August 2023: 25 August – 31 August 
  • September 2023: 22 September – 29 September
  • October 2023: 25 October – 31 October 
  • November 2023: 24 November – 30 November
  • December 2023: 18 December – 22 December
  • January 2024: 25 January – 31 January
  • February 2024: 23 February – 29 February 
  • March 2024: 25 March – 29 March 

During payment week, Sassa has encouraged beneficiaries to view their Sassa status on the SRD website, to have a look at the exact date that their grant payment will reflect in their bank accounts.

The Agency has reminded grant recipients that it takes around 2-3 working days for their funds to reflect in the beneficiaries’ account, after the payment has been processed. 

What Is The SRD Grant?

The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, also commonly referred to as the R350 grant, has been a lifeline for millions of South African beneficiaries especially during the harsh lockdowns of 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This grant was initially introduced as temporary form of relief for citizens experiencing sudden job loss and the inability to work during the time of the pandemic. However, the grant has been proven to be incredibly beneficial, and has therefore been extended on multiple occasions. 

Beneficiaries receive R350 grant payments every month, which is why many have called it the R350 grant. 

Where To Collect Your SRD Grant Money

Bank Account 

As a R350 Grant Beneficiary, you can choose to have your grant paid directly into your bank account. This allows you to access the money as soon as it is available. 

Cash Send 

In case you do not have a personal bank account, you can use the CashSend payment option to receive your SRD grant payment. 

You can use your ID number and phone number to access your grant payment. You must have a cellphone with a registered cellphone number and proof of identification to use this grant collection method. 

Retail Stores 

Grant beneficiaries can collect their R350 grant at several retail stores around the country. Pick n Pay, Checkers, Shoprite and Boxer stores pay the R350 grant. 

Do You Have To Reapply For The SRD Grant?

If your R350 grant application was successful, you are not required to reapply for the grant. However, Sassa will verify your eligibility status every month.

In order to determine whether beneficiaries still require the grant and the financial assistance it provides, recipients must visit the Sassa website every three months and respond to a few questions.

If you continue to meet the qualification criteria, you will be paid until the implementation of the grant is concluded


The SASSA gold card works like any regular bank card – you are able to draw money at an ATM and use your card at a till point. Grant holders should create a PIN for their gold card, to ensure their funds cannot be withdrawn if the card is lost or stolen.

After SASSA social grants are paid each month, they remain on your SASSA gold card until you are ready to use the funds

The SASSA gold card is approved by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB).


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