South African Social Security Agency, SASSA has served notice to the general public especially those who have applied or intend to apply for the special social relief of distress also known as SRD to make sure they have the acceptable documentation before going to the post office for their money.
In a post, made by sassa on their official Facebook page and Twitter page, they stated that the only acceptable form of identification for the payment of the srd grant of R350 at the post office : Original ID card or Book.
They were quick to add that Birth Certificate, Copies of ID, affidavits are not permitted or accepted for the collection of the temporal srd. They however urged all those who cannot or don’t have access to their original ID for whatever reason to contact the Home Affairs Department for a Temporal ID which is permitted for collections.
Below is their statement :
Notice for the special COVID-19 SRD temporary grant beneficiaries: You will need your original ID card/book to collect your social grant from the Post Office. Birth certificates, ID copies or affidavits are not permitted. The Department of Home Affairs is now open for temporary ID applications. A temporary ID is also accepted. #SASSACARESSassa OOfficial Statement