The South African Social Safety Company (Sassa) has introduced that recipients of the Covid-19 Social Aid of Misery (SRD) Grant don’t need to reapply for the grant, following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Deal with (Sona) on Thursday.
Ramaphosa stated that the SRD grant of R350 can be prolonged for one more three months.
Nevertheless, in keeping with Sassa, purposes may also be prolonged for residents who missed the appliance interval the primary time.
In an announcement, Sassa stated that they had processed in extra of 9.6 million purposes every month from Might 2020 to January 2021, and had paid greater than 6.5 million grants per thirty days.
“The full quantity spent on the grant up to now has exceeded R16 billion, nonetheless, for individuals who had their particular grant authorised, however had not been paid by the top of January, will nonetheless be paid via the present cost channels,” the assertion learn.
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Sassa additionally defined that people who had beforehand acquired the grant may now additionally use completely different cost channels and weren’t compelled to gather the cash from native Put up Places of work solely.
“Sassa has additionally reassured all residents who had their particular grant authorised, however had not been paid by the top of January, will nonetheless be paid via the present cost channels, together with the South African Put up Workplace, direct deposits into financial institution accounts or cash transfers to cellphones, as requested by the authorised candidates.”
Sassa has urged the recipients of the grant to notice the next:
- There is no such thing as a have to go to a Sassa workplace; all SRD processes are completed on-line. Any amendments in your utility will be made right here
- Those that have already acquired this grant and are on the system needn’t reapply
- Each utility will likely be validated month-to-month, as has been the case, and if authorised, will likely be paid
- Purchasers, whose purposes for the grant had been declined, can lodge an enchantment for assessment on the Sassa Covid-19 portal. Declined candidates who had already lodged appeals needn’t reapply or re-appeal.
Compiled by Reitumetse Makwea
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