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Latest News On Sassa COVID-19 SRD Grant For Today 3rd September 2022

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SASSA Announces Grant Payment Dates For October

Latest News On Sassa COVID-19 SRD Grant For Today 3rd September 2022

Welcome to Flippstack, in this article we will be walking you through the latest update on the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) COVID-19 Grant making the headlines today. Latest News On Sassa COVID-19 SRD Grant 3rd September 2022

R350 Grant Payments are Expected To Be Delayed Again

It seems to be a never-ending story when it comes to delays in the payment of the R350 Social Relief of Distress grant (SRD).

According to various reports, it looks like there will be another delay in August for South Africans who rely on welfare deposits.

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What could be the reason for this delay? Well, it seems that the government has implemented new regulations for the grant.

INCREASE IN WELFARE

In early August, Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu gazetted changes to the grant regulations.

“I, Lindiwe Zulu, Minister responsible for Social Development, with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance, hereby make amendments to the Regulations relating to Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress as set out in the Schedule.”

Zulu is calling or asking that the grant amount be increased from R350 to R642 per month. This is in order to align with the food poverty line.

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MORE BENEFICIARIES TO RECEIVE THE GRANT

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) said more people can apply for the grant as regulations have been amended.

It said the low number of approved applications for the SRD grant compared to previous iterations was cause for concern for Sassa as well as the Department of Social Development.

Applicants who have an inflow of funds in their bank accounts of less than R624 (for that particular month) qualify to receive the grant with effect from August 2022.

BANK DETAILS

Zulu also said the department was still having challenges with some payments where applicants have not provided banking details.

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“We encourage all applicants to provide us with their correct bank details so that we can timeously facilitate their grant payments,” Zulu said.

Latest News On Sassa COVID-19 SRD Grant 3rd September 2022

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