Key Updates to November SASSA Grant Payments and R350 SRD Dates

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has announced revised payment schedules for November 2023. This includes changes to standard grant disbursement dates as well as new structured payment cycles for the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant.

Revised Payment Dates for Existing SASSA Grants

SASSA has adjusted the payment dates for existing social grants in November as follows:

  • Older Persons Grant – 2nd of November
  • Disability Grant – 3rd of November
  • Child Support & Other Grants – 6th of November

These revised dates apply to all regular SASSA grants besides the temporary COVID-19 SRD grant. Beneficiaries can still collect funds from South African Post Office branches during November.

SASSA explains these schedule changes aim to streamline grant payments and prevent overcrowding at collection points. Recipients should mark the new dates to ensure they can securely access their entitled benefits.

Structured Payment System Introduced for R350 SRD Grant

The R350 SRD grant has provided crucial support to over 7.5 million vulnerable South Africans since its introduction in May 2020. Unlike standard grants, SRD payment dates have previously varied due to the required monthly eligibility verifications.

However, SASSA has now implemented structured monthly payment cycles for the R350 grant as well. This gives beneficiaries clearer expectations of when funds will be disbursed.

The Payment Week for R350 SRD Grant in November 2023

The payment week for the R350 SRD grant in November 2023 is between the 24th and 30th. SASSA strongly encourages recipients to check their status online to confirm the exact date the money will be in their account or available for collection.

How to Check R350 SRD Grant Status?

To verify when your R350 grant will be paid in November:

  • Visit our website and enter your details to view your status.
  • Call 080 060 1011 and provide your ID number to an agent.
  • Check your bank account within the 24th to 30th window.

Avoid unnecessary trips by first confirming your status through SASSA’s official channels.

R350 SRD Grant Eligibility Criteria

The R350 grant is available to South African citizens, refugees, asylum seekers and special permit holders between 18-60 years old. They must have a monthly income below R624 and:

  • Insufficient means to support themselves.
  • Not receive other SASSA grants personally.
  • Not contribute to or be eligible for UIF.
  • No financial support from other sources.

Eligibility is verified monthly, so regular status checks are crucial.

How to Receive R350 SRD Payments?

The R350 SRD grant offers multiple disbursement channels:

  • Bank account deposits for prompt, secure access.
  • Cash Send using ID and cellphone for those without bank accounts.
  • Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Checkers etc. facilitate collection at retail stores.

Choose a method that best suits your circumstances to securely obtain your entitled SRD relief funds.


SASSA has implemented important grant payment changes for November 2023. Confirm your precise pay-out dates and collection options by checking directly with SASSA to avoid disruptions. These updates aim to streamline and regulate grant disbursements for all beneficiaries.

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