R350 Grant Recipients Must Reapply, Says Sassa

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The end of the National State of Disaster had several implications for South Africans and also impacted the ability of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to process the R350 grant. 


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The Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant was introduced during the National State of Disaster implemented in 2020 to combat the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.

Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 allows the government when in a state of disaster, to make regulations and issue directives to members of the public. It was under this act that the R350 grant was introduced.

However, in April 2022 when President Cyril Ramaphosa ended the state of disaster, regulations which allowed the government to assist citizens with the R350 grant also came to an end.

Sassa spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi says the agency will now be providing the R350 grant under the Social Assistance act.

He said, “We'll make sure that people get what is due to them, we’ll definitely make sure that we process everything to make sure that we are on par and if it has to take longer, obviously people will be paid what is due to them at the time they applied”.

Letsatsi adds that Sassa’s systems are ready to process all the applications it expects in the coming days.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO APPLY FOR THE R350 GRANT

HERE'S WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE R350 GRANT 

 

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