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Around 4 million Social Relief of Distress grant applications were rejected since the support mechanism was reintroduced in August 2021.

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 The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has rejected around 3.7 million Social Relief of Distress Grant applications since the grant was reintroduced in August 2021.

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The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has approved more than 8.3 million special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grants since the applications were reopened last month.

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SASSA has set a deadline, as it is calling on previous beneficiaries of the R350 to collect their outstanding grant payments. 

Speakers at the Launch of the special report on the Covid-19 SASSA R350 SRD grant

 The Department of Social Development launched a special report on the Covid-19 SASSA R350 Social Relief of Distress grant. In the report, it is revealed where most of the money is spent.

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 The Post Office is one the mechanisms used by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to distribute the special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress grant.

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Not everybody who has applied for the SRD grant has received their money. This may be because SASSA is still verifying your application.

Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has made an announcement that would allow many of the SRD grant beneficiaries to be able to access the money that is owed to them.

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The South African Social Security Agency(SASSA) has announced that more than two-thirds of SASSA R350 SRD grant appeals have been finalised.

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Some applicants of the R350 grant have been approved, but have not yet received their payments. If ypou are one of these applicants, SASSA has explained why this could be the case. 

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