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Sassa R350 grant

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At the beginning of August, The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) reopened applications for the special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant. Since the reopening, SASSA has received more than 13 million SRD grant applications.

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There are various platforms that you can use to submit your R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant application. One of these platforms is the Chatbot platform by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA). 

More than 13 million people have applied for the special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress(SRD) grant. Of these SRD grant applications more than 8.3 million grants have been approved.

On Sunday night President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed South Africans on the current state of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. In his speech, he also provided an update on the Special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant.

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Applications for the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant are now open. The grant has been reinstated from 6 August until March 2022. 

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You might find yourself wanting to update some of your details after applying for the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant. Here's how you can change your phone number. 

SASSA office, Mossel Bay

Once you've submitted your application for SASSA's R350 Social Relief Of Distress (SRD) grant, you can track it on Whatsapp. This one of the few platforms that SASSA has given applicants as an option to track the progress of their applications. 

SASSA office

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) 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.

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