The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has been providing its citizens with social grants to reduce poverty among disadvantaged groups and increase investment in education, nutrition and health. SASSA was created in 2005 to distribute social grants on behalf of the Department of Social Development.
April is the last month left to apply for SASSA's Special Relief of Distress grant which sees beneficiaries get R350 per month. Applicants are encouraged to contact SASSA offices if they have not yet received their social grant payments.
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SASSA has discovered a high number of temporary disability grant holders in the Western Cape. They are conducting research with The University of Cape Town, to understand the reason behind the abnormally high numbers.
To avoid fraud, SASSA considers a random selection of applications each month to do internal verification and quality assurance. Once the process is completed the applicants who qualify will be processed, whereas others will be 'referred' or declined.
SASSA social grant holders can expect an increase from the 1st of April. The increases are different with each grant, so if you are a SASSA grant holder and would like to know how what kind of increase to expect, we have the information you need.
If you have appealed for the SASSA Social Relief of Distress grant, but your status says 'meanstest' and you're not sure what it means, we are here to help. This grant sees beneficiaries receive R350 per month.