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If you've applied for the SASSA R350 SRD grant and have been declined in the period February to April 2021, SASSA has now extended the appeals deadline. 

SASSA beneficiaries are unhappy with the way grants have been implemented lately, especially those who have been approved for the R350 Covid-19 SRD grant as they have been experiencing delays in receiving payments without any commuication from SASSA. 

If you are wanting to apply for a child support grant from SASSA, it is important to note that there are specific days set out for when you are allowed to come to the SASSA offices to do so. Continue reading to find out which days are for Child Support Grants applications. 

If you are wanting to apply for an older persons grant from SASSA, it's important to know that there are specific days set out for when you are allowed to come to the SASSA offices to do so. Read further to find out out which days are for Older Persons Grants applications.

SASSA has recently announced that recipients of the R350 SRD grant should be making use of the SRD website for the related services. 

On 15 October President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the extension of the R350 SRD grant for another three months and this was welcomed by many. However, the Democratic Alliance (DA) worries that its implentation will continue to be disorderly. 


The R350 grant introduced by SASSA to relieve distress during the pandemic is set to come to an end this month in October. Many calls have come from organisations and unions all over the country for the grant to be extended. It has now been said that if the grant is not extended, a crisis will erupt in the country.

The C19 Peoples Coalition, an NGO, is calling for an extension of the COVID-19 Social Relief Grant into next year and are also calling for changes to be made to it. This R350 grant from SASSA is set to end at the end of this month, which is a reality that many do not want to see.

Calls have been made from South Africans to make the R350 grant, or something like it, permanent outside of lockdown. SASSA has, on the other side, not paid millions who qualify for the grant. This, as reports came that the grant was paid to thousands who should not have qualified in the first place.

Sassa has started paying more people for the R350 SRD grant but people were waiting for double payments due to delays and have complained. Sassa has now set the record straight about May and June payments.

With new lockdown regulations and after delays in paying the R350 grant, Sassa will be able to make faster payments as Lockdown level 3 begins. 

The C19 People’s Coalition has raised concerns about Sassa’s R350 grant and has said it ‘falls short of promised reprieve’. Meanwhile, Sassa urges SRD applicants to be patient.