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During this week, Minister Lindiwe Zulu sat down to discuss the latest updates regarding the amendments to the R350 grant (also known as the Social Relief of Distress grant) and the ongoing discussion surrounding the Basic Income Grant.

 


Some big changes are underway regarding the R350 grant supplied by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA). But what does this mean for beneficiaries?


The Department of Social Development (DSD) invited the public to make written comments on proposed three key amendments to the regulations of the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant. The department has reached the deadline that it had set, but a lobby group is of the opinion that more can be done.

 


Millions of South Africans are financially dependent on social grants to survive. The government agency that has been administering social grants to beneficiaries for years, prides itself in the progress that it has made regarding payment of the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant.

 


The individuals who receive the grant are not able to live off the grant, however, it helps them get a few essentials each month. Which causes many to wonder if the R350 grant will be increased, especially since the cost of living has been increasing over the past few months.


Many South Africans were jobless when the Covid-19 virus emerged in the country. The President responded by providing affected individuals with a grant. The Department of Social Development has a set criteria that determines who can benefit from it.

 


Millions of individuals applied for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, however, reports indicated that the number of individuals that were rejected outweighs the number of individuals approved for the grant. This led to key changes being proposed for the grant.

 


The Department of Social Development is looking to introduce new changes to how beneficiaries can apply for the R350 grant. This follows the lifting of the National State of Disaster, which forced the department to make changes to the eligibility criteria and other processes. 


If a R350 grant beneficiary's application for the Covid-19 SRD grant is denied, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) allows them to request reconsideration. Sassa is looking to process some of these grant payments, here are more details about it and how you can use the Sassa website to request reconsideration.


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