Sassa R350 Grant: Verify Your Marital Status

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As part of the verification process when applying for a Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant, your information is sent to the relevant government departments.


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As part of the verification process when applying for a Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant, your information is sent to the relevant government departments.

The first step the South African Social African Social Security Agency (SASSA) takes when considering your application is to verify your personal information. This includes your Identification (ID) number as well as your name and surname.

This information is sent to the Department of Home Affairs for verification.

If your marital status has changed during the course of the current grant payment cycle, your surname may not be accurate. This, as you may have changed it when you got married or divorced.

SASSA says it's important to validate your marital status at the Department of Home Affairs and ensure that your surname is correct. Failure to do this can result in your SRD grant application being rejected.

SASSA found that more than 90% of grant recipients used their SRD money to purchase food. This demonstrates the importance of the grant for South Africa’s most vulnerable. The SRD grant is also the only financial support given to individuals between the ages of 18 and 59-years old.

The SRD grant is expected to come to an end in March 2022. This leaves just 3 months in which grant applicants can apply for critical relief from the government.

Recognising the need to support this portion of the population, SASSA has been in discussions around a Basic Income Grant (BIG) or a possible extension of the SRD grant.

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