Delayed R350 Grant Payments Will Be Made By March
SASSA’s CEO has said that those who haven’t received their social relief of distress grant of R350 payments will receive them by March. This follows the announcement that the grant will be extended for a further three months.
SASSA beneficiaries with missing payments are assured that their payments will come by March.
If you have been approved for the R350 grant but haven’t received payment for January, SASSA has said that they are putting in effort to make sure that everyone gets paid.
SASSA CEO, Totsie Memela, said:
We actually have made extended efforts for us to make sure that everyone that needs to be paid gets paid.
She continues to say that 99,6% of people have been paid.
Memela urges beneficiaries to remember that as far as February payments go, SASSA is still busy with re-assessing past applications.
All beneficiaries who have not been paid yet will be paid by March.
With the announcement of the extension still being fresh, SASSA has processes they need to follow and Memela explains that it’s not possible for them to pay it immediately.
During his State of the Nation Address, Ramaphosa said:
Over the last few months, we have had ongoing discussions with our social partners in business and labour, who proposed an extension of some of the social and economic support. We have therefore decided to extend the period for the Special COVID-19 Grant of R350 by a further three months. This has proven to be an effective and efficient short-term measure to reduce the immediate impact on the livelihoods of poor South Africans.
Those who have already applied for the grant will not need to re-apply for the extension period.
SASSA reassesses everyone on the system who have previously applied and would then approve them automatically.
If you have already sent in an appeal as you were unfairly rejected, you won’t have to appeal again.
The President declared a National State of Disaster as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic. In this regard he introduced a special Covid 19 Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) of R350 per month to be paid to individuals who are currently unemployed, do not receive any form of income, social grant or UIF payment etc.
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