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.
Did you know that if SASSA rejected you when you applied to benefit from the R350 grant, you can appeal and possibly be funded? However, if you don't appeal, you won't get a second chance due to a lack of funds.
Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu says plans are in place to prevent long lines at SASSA offices and paypoints, so that people may be in compliance with the Covid-19 health and safety regulations.
To see hundreds of people, many of whom are elderly, sleeping outside SASSA offices over the past few days has angered many South Africans. Which is why Black Sash believes that SASSA should do more so that this does not happen again.
Following all the buzz around the R350 grant offered by SASSA which comes to an end this month, many calls have come for government to introduce a Basic Income Grant. Well, President Ramaphosa has now addressed it.
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.
It was recently announced, much to the desires of many in South Africa, that the R350 Special Relief of Distress Grant will be extended. However, if you're wondering why you are not able to apply for November, here's why.
By Nokulunga Majola. Over 1.3 million people have been approved for the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant in KwaZulu-Natal. People wait outside a post office in Durban. Most of them are there to check the status of their special Covid-19 grants which are R350 per month.
Now that Government has rolled out support for the vulnerable during the pandemic, calls have come for Government to introduce a more permanent solution. Black Sash has started a campaign to work towards having Government introduce a Basic Income Grant.