Unclaimed Sassa Old R350 Grants
R350 SASSA beneficiaries from the first round of grants are reminded to collect their unclaimed payments before the end of next month. This is according to Minister of Social Development, Zanele Zulu. The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) money will fall away if you don’t collect by the cut-off date.
Beneficiaries who have not yet collected their unclaimed R350 grants from the first round should contact their nearest Sassa office to collect them.
The Sassa saga seems to have no end in sight as the agency has now declared that beneficiaries who did not collect their grants by the 31st of August will not be able to do so after this date.
Therefore, they have extended the cut-off date to 30 November 2021. If the funds are not collected by the cut-off date, they will be forfeited to the State and used to fund other government priorities.
Beneficiaries are reminded to take their Identity Document (ID) with them to the Post Office when collecting their unclaimed grants. The agency is urging beneficiaries to collect their payments in order to avoid losing out on funds that could have helped them provide for their families.
Busisiwe Memela-Khambula, SASSA’s CEO, stated that “It’s an early Christmas for the first cycle’s approved beneficiaries who could not claim their benefits at the Post Office. We welcome this decision which was brought about by the visionary leadership of Minister Lindiwe Zulu.”
Unclaimed special Covid-19 SRD Grants from the first cycle: affected beneficiaries have until 30 November 2021 to collect their unclaimed funds @PostofficeSa #SASSACARES @The_DSD @nda_rsa @GovernmentZA @GCISMedia pic.twitter.com/LeLkdq6BsC
— SASSA (@OfficialSASSA) October 21, 2021