By Staff Reporter
POLOKWANE-The R350 Covid-19 social grant of distress will no longer be paid at the Post Office branches.
Spokesman Johan Kruger says the decision is meant to ease the long queues at its various branches around the country.
“The application app now includes an option where beneficiaries can receive their grant from any Pick n Pay, Boxer, Shoprite, Checkers, or USave merchant.
The SA Post Office strongly advises beneficiaries to include this option.
“If you have already reapplied for your SRD grant, you can still select the option to collect your grant from any Pick n Pay, Boxer, Shoprite, Checkers, or USave,” says Kruger.
Kruger says beneficiaries will need their cell phone number to withdraw their grant at supermarkets.
“If you do not have your number, it is best to get your own SIM card and use that number to apply for your grant. You can also change your cell number on the website.
“Beneficiaries will be assisted to reset card pins at the cash pay points. The card can then be used at merchants at ATMs.”
Old age, disability, and child grants can still be collected from the post office.