Vaccination Is Not Needed For R350 Grant, says SASSA

Advertisement
 

New day, new fake news story floating around. SASSA has now taken to their social media to clear the air when it comes to whether you need to be vaccinated to be eligible for the R350 grant.


Advertisement
 

The newest fake news story ciculating involving the SASSA grant which has many buzzing, the SRD grant, has lead to SASSA having to dismiss the story.

A message has been floating around which says, "The Department of Social Development just out Covid-19 vaccination status as a requirement to receive the R350 grant".

SASSA then shared the following image on social media:

SASSA Grant Fake News

The agency then addressed it and said:

COVID-19 vaccination is not part of the special COVID-19 SRD grant application criteria.

The actual, and only, requirements for the grant are as follows:

  • South African citizens/permanent residents/refugees/asylum seekers/holders of special permits
  • Unemployed
  • Have no alternative source of income or financial support from any other source
  • Between the ages of 18 and 60

Caregivers are also eligible to receive the grant if they are not receiving any grant on their own behalf.

Applications for the grant opened on 6 August and will close on 31 March 2022. 

Should you have applied for the previous round of the grant, you will need to re-apply. Individuals who previously cancelled the grant and would like to re-activate it, due to a change in their circumstances, should also re-apply.

The first R350 grant payments for this reinstatement of the grant will be made in the last week of August.

RELATED:

 


Advertisement

 


Advertisement


Other Articles

Are you not sure which career direction you should take after matric? We asked the experts for some advice.

Some R350 grant beneficiaries might have had their application been rejected which lead them to appeal. It might occur that the appeal upholds the rejection status. Can something be done about this?

Advertisement


Latest SASSA Articles

Some R350 grant beneficiaries might have had their application been rejected which lead them to appeal. It might occur that the appeal upholds the rejection status. Can something be done about this?

Many applicants of the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant have had their applications rejected for various reasons, but the question is what will happen if they don't appeal this status? Here is what the Independent Appeals Tribunal said on the matter. 


Advertisement


Careers Advice

As students and their parents look ahead to 2023, it is both an exciting and nerve-wracking time. Will you be able to study or work towards a qualification? What are the options? If you can, how much will it cost, and can you afford it? 

Learnerships are work-based learning programmes consisting of both theory and practical elements that give you an opportunity to gain work experience. If you are interested in joining in the police force, you might want to consider applying for the South African Police Services (SAPS) learnership programme.

Advertisement