SASSA News – About The SRD R350 Grant Extension
In todays latest SASSA NEWS – Social Relief of Distress grant beneficiaries can now breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the grant has now officially been extended by another year. Here’s everything you need to know about how the third cycle of the grant will be paid out.
During his sixth State of The Nation Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) will be extended to March 2023.
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has revealed further information on how the R350 grant will be dispersed. Here’s everything you need to know.
Applications are still done online. R350 recipients whose applications had been rejected can lodge an appeal or a request for reconsideration for review of their applications on the Sassa Covid-19 portal: http://srd.sassa.gov.za;
Grant beneficiaries also have the option to call directly on call Sassa officials directly on 0800 60 10 11 and select option 3 for officials to lodge an appeal on your behalf.
Additionally, beneficiaries who have already submitted their appeal for reconsideration are advised to continue applying for each month that their applications are declined.
All R350 grant recipients who collect their payments at the Post Office are urged to open bank accounts and upload details on the system (http://srd.sassa.gov.za) for the funds to be paid into their bank accounts upon approval.
It is also important to note that all bank accounts are subject to verification, and thus all grant recipients should ensure that their bank details are correct and that the account on Sassa’s system belongs to the applicant.
Furthermore, grant beneficiaries who have been approved but did not receive their payment by 31 January 2022 will still be paid through existing payment channels, such as the South African Post Office or direct deposits into personal accounts.
The extension of the SRD grant was welcomed by Civic organisation Black Sash, but the organisation is calling for a long term orientated grant, such as the Basic Income Grant of R624
The SRD currently benefits approximately 10 million people throughout the National Education and Training Management at Black Sash, Amanda Request, says that this could go as far as benefiting young employment-seeking individuals.
For any additional information, grant beneficiaries can contact Sassa on 0800 60 10 11 or send an enquiry to [email protected] or visit www.sassa.gov.za