SASSA SRD Grant News Today 10th February 2023

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SASSA SRD Grant News Today 10th February 2023

In todays latest SASSA News – In a recent announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that the Social Relief of Distress grant would continue to be funded by the state. The SRD grant, often known as the R350 grant, is expected to remain in effect well after its scheduled expiration in 2024.

In 2020, the SRD grant was established to help those who lost their jobs as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the following lockdowns. The administration first agreed to extend the aid payment period for those in need by three months. This award, however, has been reinstated and renewed on multiple times.

SRD grants are currently being doled out to more than seven million citizens by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa).

Ramaphosa has proclaimed that the Social Relief of Distress Grant, which now aids about 7.8 million people, will continue.

The president let slip that work is being done to establish a system for providing basic income assistance to those who need it most. As long as it doesn’t break the bank, we’ll help out as much as we can.

The goal, as Ramaphosa put it, is to “connect the data that we have throughout government to make sure we reach all those who are in need.” This will “expand on the innovation we have brought through the SRD Grant.”

In addition, the president declared an increase in permanent social handouts. This is part of the government’s strategy to slow the inflationary trend.

The President recently emphasized that “we would ensure that existing social subsidies are expanded to cushion the poor against growing prices.”

Ramaphosa added that the country’s social wage accounts for almost 60% of government spending.

To address poverty and hunger, the government offers a “social wage” in the form of a variety of support, basic services, and assistance programs.

Free basic water, free basic power, and free solid trash pickup are provided to about two million families.