President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced the extension of the R350 SRD grant and SASSA has released a statement providing all the details surrounding this, including the fact that approved applicants need not re-apply.
During the State of the Nation Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant of R350 will be extended. This comes after many have called to extend it as people have relied on the funds while they have been unable to work due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The grant which had closed applications on 31 January will now be extended by three months.
SASSA has released a statement to notify all the beneficiaries of the R350 SRD grant about what this extension will entail.
They have stated that beneficiaries do not have to visit any SASSA offices as all the processes regarding the SRD grant is done online. If you have any changes to make to your application then you can go to https://srd.sassa.gov.za to do so.
They have also stated that those who have previously received the grant and are currently in the system would not have to re-apply.
Those who make use of the post office to collect their money are advised to get bank accounts so that they may receive their funds directly to their accounts. This will solve a lot of the issues regarding long queues, increased waiting time and social distancing.
The bank details should be uploaded on the system using the SASSA SRD Grant portal.
SASSA says that all applications will be validated on a monthly basis and if approved they will be paid.
Those who have applied for the R350 Covid-19 SRD Grant and have been declined, can make an appeal for review on the SASSA Covid-19 portal: https://srd.sassa.gov.za .
Applicants who have been declined and have already lodged appeals also don’t need to re-apply or re-appeal.
SASSA assured beneficiaries of this grant that if they have been approved but have not yet received their payment by the end of January, they will still be paid the amount owed to them.
Payment can be received through various channels such the South African Post Office, direct deposits into bank accounts or money transfers to cellphones, as requested by the approved applicants.
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