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Sassa R350 grant

The South African Social Security Agency has approved more than 13.7 million special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress grants. These grants are meant to provide assistance to unemployed people during an uncertain time.

The South African Social Security Agency has received more than 13 million applications for the R350 social relief of distress grant. More than 3.7 million of these SRD grant applications were rejected by SASSA.

SASSA sign-up desk

SASSA payment dates for the month of October are now available for all beneficiaries who receive permanent grants. 

Last week it was announced that unemployed caregivers can now collect their R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant without an identification document (ID) but rather using their SASSA system genreated ID number.

SASSA recipient holding bank card

Having money deducted from your social grant can be costly. The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has provided steps that recipients can follow to put an end to these deductions. 

SASSA employees at sign up station
Department of Social Development vaccination centre

SASSA has urged those hoping to apply for the R350 grant to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria.

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has announced that unemployed caregivers can now collect a special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress grant without an identification document (ID).

The South African Post Office (SAPO) has announced that the South African Social Security Agency’s (SASSA) special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress grant beneficiaries will now be able to collect their money from Pick n Pay as well as Boxer stores in addition to the post office.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that the special Covid-19 R350 Special Relief of Distress grant could continue beyond March 2022.

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