Post Office SASSA SRD Payment Dates For January 2022
The new year is here and if you get your R350 SRD grant via the SA Post Office (SAPO), you need to find out what the SASSA SRD payment dates for January 2022 are. As is usually the case, the first week of the month is reserved for payment of normal SASSA grants, such as old age pension, child and disability grants.
SAPO published a payment schedule last year which outlines SRD pay days. The schedule is arranged according to the last three digits of recipients’ ID numbers.
Post Office SASSA SRD payment dates for January 2022
R350 grant beneficiaries who receive the grant via the Post Office can find their SASSA SRD payment dates for January 2022 in the table below:
|Payment date||Last 3 digits of ID number|
|3 January||No payment|
|4 January||No payment|
|5 January||No payment|
|6 January||No payment|
|7 January||No payment|
|10 January||080 and 085|
|11 January||081 and 086|
|12 January||082 and 087|
|13 January||083 and 088|
|14 January||084 and 089|
|17 January||080 and 085|
|18 January||081 and 086|
|19 January||082 and 087|
|20 January||083 and 088|
|21 January||084 and 089|
|24 January||080 and 085|
|25 January||081 and 086|
|26 January||082 and 087|
|27 January||083 and 088|
|28 January||084 and 089|
|31 January||080 and 085|
To view or download the full schedule, visit the Post Office’s website here.
SRD grant as basis for Basic Income Grant
Meanwhile, an expert panel appointed by the government recommended in December last year that the R350 SRD grant should be used as a basis for a Basic Income Grant in South Africa.
The panel believes that the gradual implementation a Basic Income Grant (BIG), should begin with institutionalizing the SRD grant. This grant is due to expire in March.
The panel stated that the government could use a variety of options to finance the BIG. These include limited debt financing, tax revenue improvement and “carefully calibrated tax increases”.
Although there are talks in government to extend the R350 grant beyond March, nothing concrete has been confirmed.
Enoch Godongwana, Finance Minister, stated that National Treasury would need to transfer funds from other programs to finance an extension at a November media briefing.
He also confirmed that a statement in this regard would be made in February when he presents his budget.
The SRD grant has been a boon to more than 9.5 million South Africans. Social grants account for 46 percent of South Africa’s total population, with 27.8 millions South Africans receiving them.