sassa distress grant status

The South African Social Security Agency is warning beneficiaries and applicants against providing their personal information to fraudsters posing as SASSA and offering fake grants to vulnerable citizens. 

SASSA has stated that it would be adding more provinces to its online system soon. This comes after they recently launched an online booking system for the assessment of Disability Grants which is currently only piloted and working in the Western Cape. 

SASSA's new online booking system means no more long queues. Disability grant holders are now able to use the online system to book their medical assessments, dodging the endless queues and long waits. Here we have all the information on the how's and what's of online booking system.

Social grants will reduce by 2.2% in the next three years according to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni who announced this in his budget speech. Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says that her department understands the fiscal constraints which Treasury has had to deal with. 


Virtual medical assessments will speed up the process, Western Cape legislature told.

By Mary-Anne Gontsana

Due to the lapsing of temporary disability grants and the suspension of thousands of grants which have to be re-applied for, SASSA has said that they are suffering from a backlog of applications. 

SASSA is introducing payment method changes to the Covid-19 SRD Grant. This will make it easier for beneficiaries to receive their payments. Many complaints have come with the R350 grant SASSA offers and this is then seen as an effort to minimise difficulties with payments.

Minister Lindiwe Zulu has provided an update on operation concerning the R350 grant offered by SASSA. She announced that millions of individuals received their R350 grant amongst other things. 

Sassa beneficiaries have seen another set of issues plague them. Now, those waiting for payment of the R350 grant were presented with banking issues and are left receiving nothing. Sassa has provided some clarity on what is causing the issue. 


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