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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. 

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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.

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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.

Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu

Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu revealed that The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA ) paid more than R200 million in relief grants to government employees.

Since the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) reopened applications for the special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant, more than 3.7 grant applications were declined.

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