Now that applications for the R350 grant has closed and many calls have come for it to be extended, vulnerable South Africans are being taken advantage of. A message spread that SASSA has approved R700 payments which they have now clarified.
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is warning beneficiaries to be alert and on the lookout for fraudsters who have come up with methods of scamming them of their payouts. From time to time you will find these criminals preying on vulnerable citizens.
Even though the R350 grant has come to an end, SRD grant payments still continue. Some of these payments are done through the Post Office. A number of Post Offices will be closed around the country which could affect SASSA grant beneficiaries.
In Government's efforts to support the vulnerable during the pandemic, they have since issued R350s to millions of citizens needing financial assistance. There is now hope that a Basic Income Grant will be introduced as Minister Lindiwe Zulu gave some updates in her Budget Vote speech.
Many messages have been floating around about the R350 grant, especially as many beneficiaries have complained about missing payments. SASSA has now stepped up and set the record straight on R350 grant payments.
Have you applied for SASSA's Special Relief of Distress Grant, which we all call the R350 grant, but you were rejected? Here are possible reasons as to why your application was rejected and what to do about it.