r350 grant increase 2022


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The South African Department of Social Development has presented it's Budget Vote 2023/24 to the National Assembly with a focus on protecting the poor and vulnerable from poverty and inequality. 


Millions of vulnerable people receive financial support from the South African Social Security Agency every month in the form of social grants. Some individuals were unsuccessful when they submitted a grant application. These individuals have the right to submit an appeal application.

Every month, millions of unemployed individuals benefit from the Social Relief of Distress grant in South Africa. If you have applied for the grant, you can track your status for the month of May 2023.


The Social Relief of Distress Grant is for South African citizens, refugees, asylum seekers, and special permit holders who are unemployed and do not receive any income, social grant, or Unemployment Insurance Fund payment.


Millions of vulnerable individuals rely on social grants from the Sassa to purchase basic goods every month. The grant payment agency has confirmed when payments will be made to beneficiaries in June.

Every month, more than 18 million vulnerable individuals living in South Africa receive a permanent social grant. These grants enable beneficiaries to purchase basic goods and access necessary services.

The R350 grant is crucial, as it provides financial support to vulnerable individuals facing unemployment. This grant helps its beneficiaries purchase basic goods, like food every month.

Millions of individuals rely on social grants to purchase basic goods and services every month. The agency responsible for paying grants has revealed when permanent grant beneficiaries can collect their money.

Millions of vulnerable individuals rely on grants distributed by the South African Social Security Agency to purchase basic goods and services. However, grant applications may be rejected, leaving vulnerable individuals without any support.

The Social Relief of Distress grant is paid out in monthly payments of R350 to nearly 8 million people. Applicants will need to familiarize themselves with the grant’s application process, particularly the tracking of applications upon submitting them.  

While millions of South Africans depend on Sassa’s monthly social grant payment to make ends meet, people are still required to first submit an application to secure it. The devastating side is the possibility of that application being rejected by the agency.

Sassa has recently come under scrutiny from the Auditor General of South Africa over its administration of the R350 grant. This comes after an investigation found that there were some beneficiaries and Sassa staff members who unduly benefited from the grant.

In February 2023, the government agency revealed that approximately 7.5 million people benefit from the Social Relief of Distress grant each month. These grant recipients are able to access their funds using their various payment methods.


The Special Relief of Distress (SRD) grant sees beneficiaries receive R350 per month. However, some individuals have submitted an SRD grant application for May but were unfortunately rejected.

The R350 grant has helped relieve a lot of affected individuals during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. Discussions were held about possibly replacing the R350 grant with a basic income grant during Tuesday's meeting with the Second BRICS Working Group.

Almost 50% of the South African population relies on the various social grants that are administered on a monthly basis by the South African Social Security Agency. Some civil society groups have proposed that social grants receive an increase.


Social grant clients use various channels in withdrawing their grants, using the South African Social Security Agency payment card. Should you lose your payment card, there is a way to get a replacement card.


Some grant applicants and beneficiaries of South Africa's social grants have complained about the government agency’s technical problems. However, it has been confirmed that a new system will soon take flight.

Millions of people rely on social grants to purchase basic goods and services every month. Many of these people had to wait an extra day to access their social grants after payments were delayed.





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