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SASSA has opened a window to allow applicants to change their payment method for the temporary R350 grant. Applications for the grant opened on 6 August and over 11 million applications have been received since then. 

Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has recently announced that just around 11.5 million people have applied for the Special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress grant. If their applications are approved they will receive their R350 grant.

SASSA Grant Reinstatement

Since the beginning of August, more than 11 million people have applied for the R350 SRD grant. If you have cancelled your Special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant and want to reinstate or reactivate it, Follow the easy steps below.

Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) found over 30 000 people had improperly benefited from the R350 grant. Sassa began processing payments of the special Covid-19 R350 SRD grant last week.

South African Post Office

The South African Post Office (SAPO) has told Sassa grant recipients to not pay for a place at the front of the line at the post office. This is illegal and if anybody asks you for payment to jump the queue, you should not give them any money.

SASSA office in Mossel Bay

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has caught several government workers attempting to apply for the Special Covid-19 R350 social relief grant. They caught these government workers after cross-referencing their applications with the government employee database.

SASSA beneficiary holding up SASSA card

If you're a SASSA beneficiary, then it's important to know when you can expect to receive your grant. 

SASSA grant beneficiaries standing in line

The South African Social Security Agency has issued a statement asking for all people who are still owed money from previous rounds of grant payments, to collect it before 31 August 2021.

SASSA applicant visiting SASSA office

Citizens are encountering a number of different issues when it comes to getting approval for the special Covid-19 R350 relief grant. Some people are being rejected by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) online application system.

Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has announced that the first batch of R350 relief of distress grants has been successfully paid to citizens who applied last month. Sassa is hoping to have processed the final batch of grants for about 2 million people by the end of the month.

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