Can I collect my srd without sms? One frequently asked question about SASSA R350 payment is whether you can collect your srd without sms?
With the payment process for the SASSA SRD R350 Grant, beneficiaries usually receive an SMS that notifies them of their payments.
The SMS contains the beneficiary’s payment date. It is the date on which you can go and collect your r350 grant from your pay point.
Again, the SMS which SASSA sends you informs you that your R350 grant is approved to assure you that you’ll get paid for the month.
But what if you do not receive the SASSA SRD SMS? What if you do not receive your r350 payment date in the sassa sms? Can you collect your money?
This is what you’re going to learn in this article. So, let’s get to it right away.
Can I Collect My SRD Without SMS?
No, you cannot collect your sassa srd r350 grant if you have not received an SMS. Moreover, you will be turned away from the Post Office, Pink n Pay, and Boxer when you go for your money without the SMS.
SASSA tells beneficiaries of the r350 grant to always wait for their SMS before they go to collect their money.
This is because, without the SMS to prove that you’re approved for payment and also, showing your payment date, you will not get paid.
Why Can’t I Collect My SRD R350 Without SMS?
According to SASSA, you must have the SMS containing your payment date before you’ll be given your r350.
Usually, your portal may show that you’re approved. However, that does not mean SASSA has paid your grant for collections.
The only way to know that you’re approved grant is paid and ready for collection is when you receive the official sms from SASSA informing you that your r350 is paid and you can collect your money from the date given in your sms.
How Do I Get SMS From SASSA?
You only get SMS from SASSA when you have applied for a grant. In this case the SASSA SRD R350 Grant.
SASSA will send you messages and communication through the cellphone number you will use to register for the SRD R350 Grant.
You can apply for SASSA R350 in three ways which are,
- Apply for SRD R350 online (srd.sassa.gov.za)
- Apply for SRD R350 SMS (*1347737#)
- Appl for SRD R350 via WhatsApp (0820468553)
You will need your South African ID Number, or a valid File Number or Special Permit Holder from Zimbabwe, Angola, or Lesotho if you’re an Asylum Seeker.
It would be best if you will read these articles
1 SASSA R350 Grant Application Online,
2 How To Apply For Sassa R350 Grant On WhatsApp
Why Haven’t I Received An SMS From SASSA?
This could be that you did not give the right contact details to SASSA or the phone number you used to apply wasn’t your own.
SASSA cautions applicants and beneficiaries of the R350 grant to always use their own cellphone numbers that are registered in their names to make the application.
I do recommend that you read Can You Use Another Person’s Phone Number To Apply For SASSA R350 Grant? for further explanations and answers.
Why Is My SRD R350 Approved But No SMS?
If your SASSA status shows approved but you have not received an SMS, it means the South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) has not made payment to you yet.
You will only receive an SMS from SASSSA when your r350 is paid. The SMS will show the pay date from which you can collect your money.
In conclusion to the question can you collect your srd r350 without SMS, the answer is no, you cannot.
You must have the SASSA SMS which contains your pay date before you can collect your r350 from the Post Office, Boxer Stores, and PicknPay.
Read also Can I Collect My SASSA R350 Without My Phone Number?
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