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Latest News On Sassa COVID-19 SRD Grant 11th September 2022

Sassa Begins Payment Of R350 Grant Appeal

The Department of Social Development (DSD) has expressed worry over the backlog in R350 grant appeal applications being paid. Sassa has now announced that payments have begun.

Despite continuing to pay out the current cycle of the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) appeared to be experiencing difficulties with processing the backlog of appeal payments.

Sassa said on Wednesday that payments for R350 grant appeals are now officially beginning, following months of delays that began in August 2021.

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According to Sassa:

The process has now ended and those who qualify will start receiving their payment this week. Check your bank notification for payment

Sassa has urged beneficiaries to not visit Post Offices to collect SRD grant payments and to instead go to one of the participating retail outlets such as PicknPay, Boxer, Checkers, Shoprite, or USave.

Previously, during a virtual parliamentary briefing by officials from the Department of Social Development (DSD) and Sassa regarding the new regulations on the payment of the Social Relief Distress (SRD) grant and other social grants, concerns were raised regarding the Department’s challenges relating to the processing of R350 grant appeal payments.

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The DSD Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, told the Committee that Sassa approved 10.9 million SRD grant applications, with 1 million appeals still to be reviewed and paid out R30 billion in the previous cycle of the grant.

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Zulu expressed her concern about the delays in resolving the appeals and promised the Committee that the department will work to speed up the process.

Linton Mchunu, Acting Director-General for the Development, stated that R350 grant applicants will be compensated back to the date on which they filed their appeal, depending on the circumstances of the appeal and if it is successful.

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Sassa Begins Payment Of R350 Grant Appeal

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