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The South African Post Office (Sapo) have announced they will no longer distribute the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant. So where does this leave R350 grant beneficiaries?


The Minister of Social Development has promised that Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant benefits will be paid by June 2022. This was revealed during the department's budget vote speech this week.

 


Every month, more than 10 million people benefit from the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant. However, not all these beneficiaries have been paid for all the months they were approved for payment.

 


The latest announcement by the South African Post Office will see millions of grant beneficiaries change the way they receive their Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant every month.

 


The regulations under which the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant is provided to citizens have changed. This change in regulations also coincided with a change in the qualifying criteria for the R350 grant.

 


Social grants are a crucial mechanism for millions of vulnerable South Africans to ensure that they meet their basic needs. However, some individuals are attempting to take advantage of grant beneficiaries.

 


Beneficiaries of the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant will be able to start collecting their allocations for May this month at the Post Office.

 


It was recently revealed that all previous beneficiaries of the Social Relief of Distress R350 grant had to reapply for the crucial relief.

 


Planning to collect your grant at the post office this May? That may not be a good idea, here’s why.  

 


It was recently revealed that more than 3 000 government employees undeservedly benefited from grants provided by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa).

 


Vulnerable South Africans will be racing against time to secure a R350 grant payment for April as every beneficiary of the grant must reapply for the crucial relief mechanism.

 


Last year the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) suspended 177 108 grants being received by public servants. It was suspected that these public servants did not qualify for the relief they were receiving.

 


In a country with extreme levels of poverty and unemployment, an SMS from a governmental organisation known for providing grants to citizens may seem reputable, but this may not be the case.

 


Flooding wreaked havoc in parts of KwaZulu-Natal resulting in more than 400 deaths, impacting more than 7 000 households and more than 120 000 people.

 


Around 10 million people rely on the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant in South Africa. The SRD grant, valued at R350 is paid monthly to beneficiaries, granted they meet the eligibility criteria. 

 


The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has officially opened applications for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant. Here are the new requirements.

 


The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has come under criticism after they announced changes to the qualifying criteria for the R350 grant that could result in less people receiving the crucial relief.


New regulations published by the government could deem thousands of individuals unworthy of receiving the R350 grant, a crucial government government support mechanism.


The last few weeks have been extremely difficult for millions of South Africans as floods ravaged parts of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, while fires in the Western Cape burned down hundreds of homes.

 


It was recently revealed that around 46% of South Africans are recipients of a social grant provided by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa).

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