SASSA is urging those who receive funds from the R350 grant to seriously consider changing their payment method to using a bank account. They have therefore opened up their system for applicants to change their preferred payment method.
It's no secret that when it comes to administration, SASSA isn't exactly winning any awards. Now, with their SRD grant which sees vulnerable South Africans receive R350 a month being introduced during lockdown, issues have come up and a major backlog is now happening.
SASSA is currently experiencing a backlog of applications for the disability grants. This is a major issue as many South Africans depend on this grant to survive but due to offices being closed and a shortage of doctors, applications cannot be approved.
By Bernard Chiguvare. Local post offices are not paying out grants, say Limpopo beneficiaries. Many of the people queuing for their Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant at Makhado post office came from out of town, some from as far away as 87 kilometres.
SASSA initially rejected 3 million applicants for thr R350 grant. After complaints, they then announced that they would be looking at rejected applications again as this number was too high. Curious about how exactly they do this and how long you have to apply for an appeal? Here's how.
SASSA has paid out thousands of those who were first rejected from receiving the R350 grant. This came after many complained aabout being unfairly rejected to benefit from the grant which lead SASSA to investigate further.
SASSA has paid out millions of South Africans with the R350 grant. However, is it enough? South Africans have been desperately gravelling for this grant as Covid-19 pushes vulnerable South Africans even deeper into their daily struggles. SASSA has said that they have improved their operations.
SASSA has fallen victim to many scams, as criminals have tried to defraud the agency's system. In response to the many attempts of theft, SASSA has created an anti-fraud strategy to crack down on criminals.
According to SASSA, temporary disability grants are only valid for a short period of time. The Democratic Alliance (DA) is now challenging this, as it is calling for the agency to extend the period to allow for more payments to be made.