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SASSA has announced that payments will continue after they were suspended due to the unrest. They will also be using their remaining budget in the Social Relief of Distress programme so that they can provide support in the form of food parcels, cash and food vouchers.


SASSA has decided to bring back their food relief programme after the country saw violent outbreaks this past week. They are however warning against fake applications for vouchers.


SASSA has said when beneficiaries should expect payments for their grants for 2021/2022 financial year. SASSA wants those who encounter any incidents of fraud or suspect it to report it immediately.


SASSA issues grants to vulnerable South Africans all over. The month of October is about to come to an end so here are the payment dates for the various grants SASSA issues. SASSA has also made an announcement on grant top ups.


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. 


On Thursday, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) stated what beneficiaries need to bring along when they collect their grant payment at the post office.


Payment dates for Older Persons and Disability Grants have been further separated with effect from August 2020 by SASSA.


During this pandemic, it has been difficult for many people to provide for their families. However with the assistance of the R350 grant payment, people have been able to pay for their basic needs. However, will this Basic Income Grant continue beyond October?


The current state of emergency has made it difficult for many to renew their disability grant applications. SASSA has now developed a strategy to help people renew their disability grants. 


If your application for the R350 grant offered through Sassa was rejected, you might have a chance to appeal. Sassa and the Department of Social Development are working on an appeal system after many complained about delays and their applications being rejected on an unfair basis. 


Government is being ordered to have Sassa include refugees in payouts of the R350 grant. This comes after many complaints concerning exclusions within the grant. Minister Lindiwe Zulu has ten days to make the change and announce it.


ANC Youth League has said that they want the R350 grant distributed by Sassa during lockdown to be increased to provide for unemployed youth more. 


South Africa has a population of 54 million people and 4 million of those are over the age of 60. The South African government provides social assistance in the form of the older person's grant to the elderly who qualify.


The Child Support Grant is given to many South Africans each year. To receive this grant, guardians need to be the primary care giver of a child who also lives in South Africa. 

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