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The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is under government and provides grants to vulnerable South Africans. One such grant distributed by SASSA was the Special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD Grant), which was better known as the R350 grant, which was used to help vulnerable South Africans during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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SASSA has now taken to their social media to provide applicants with an update when it comes to R350 grant appeals. Appeals for the grant close at the end of May.


Did you know you can save yourself a whole lot of effort and apply for SASSA grants online? Now you do! SASSA offers an online application service for those wanting to benefit from one of SASSA's many grants. 


Many applicants for the SASSA R350 grant are left with a status saying 'Pending' and don't know what this means or where their application is. Read more to find out what this means and also what happens to your application after you apply. 


Have you applied for SASSA's R350 grant and you now want to see where your application is? Here's how to check your R350 grant application status.


The Democratic Alliance is of the opinion that the ANC Government’s lack of planning is failing disability grant beneficiaries. They now want government to extend the grants so that South Africans are given further relief.


As the year draws to an end SASSA has announced the dates for beneficiaries to get paid for January 2021. SASSA issues grants to vulnerable South Africans all over.


SASSA beneficiaries are given safety tips for the festive season and SASSA details their plans for this season. 


About 20% of applicants for the R350 SRD grant were rejected by SASSA due to being IRP5 registered, but what does this mean? Keep reading to find out.  


If you're a SASSA recipient concerned by how you're going to afford your higher education studies,continue reading to find out if you can apply for a bursary. 


If you're a SASSA beneficiary and your Care Dependency or Temporary Disability Grants has lapsed, should your situation not have changed and you remain unemployed, you are then encouraged to reapply. This comes after the Minister announced that grants were being extended.


SASSA's Special Relief of Distress (SRD) grant which sees beneficiaries receiving R350 and has been very popular during the pandemic in helping the vulnerable, is set to come to an end in a couple of months. An amount of R13.5 billion has been disbursed through the special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant to more than six million eligible beneficiaries.


The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has came under fire for only appointing a team of 10 staff members to handle thousands of appeals made by people who applied for the R350 Covid-19 social relief distress (SRD) grant and were rejected. 


SASSA is now warning beneficiaries to be careful as we approach the festive season as it's a time scammers are looking to take advantage of. It's important that you fall victim to fraudsters and criminals when collecting their November and December social grants.


Social grant applicants are still spending the night outside offices of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) in the hope of being helped the next day. SASSA says offices are operating with only one third of staff to respect social Covid-19 protocols.


President Ramaphosa has extended the National State of Disaster until next year. So, does this mean that he'll be extending relief measures as well, perhaps the R350 grant administered by SASSA. 


“I heard the government extended the grant for three months, but I am still waiting for my first payment to be approved” Residents of Orlando in Soweto, Johannesburg say they joined the line outside this post office as early as 4am in the hope of getting their R350 Covid-19 relief grants this week.


President Ramaphosa announced that SASSA is going to extend their Special Relief Distress grant of R350 for another three months. However, despite the grant being extended, the agency won't be taking new applications.


In June, GroundUp wrote an article about immigrant tradesmen who were struggling to find work during lockdown. Many asylum seekers and citizens of Lesotho, Angola and Zimbabwe with special permits have lost their income and have only been able to apply for COVID-19 relief grants since August.


Many calls are being made to Government to have the R350 grant offered by SASSA and the Department of Social Development to be extended. A fake message circulated speaking on the extension and SASSA has now set the record straight.


Economists warn that South Africa will not be able to afford to keep the R350 Covid-19 SRD grant permanently or the country will face an economic crisis.

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