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SASSA once again had to head to social media to dispel any fake news and to set the story straight. Fake news is  especially dangerous when it comes to an agency such as SASSA which many depend on for their survival.


As we start warming up to the new year, SASSA has announced the dates for beneficiaries to get paid for February 2021. SASSA issues grants to vulnerable South Africans all over.


Did you know you can save yourself a whole lot of effort and apply for SASSA grants online? Now you do! SASSA offers an online application service for those wanting to benefit from one of SASSA's many grants. 


SASSA is now on a mission to clear up misunderstandings when it came to the agency suspending over 200 000 grants. They are now advising beneficiaries to apply for the SRD R350 grant.


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. 


The Democratic Alliance is of the opinion that the ANC Government’s lack of planning is failing disability grant beneficiaries. They now want government to extend the grants so that South Africans are given further relief.


If you're a SASSA beneficiary and your Care Dependency or Temporary Disability Grants has lapsed, should your situation not have changed and you remain unemployed, you are then encouraged to reapply. This comes after the Minister announced that grants were being extended.


Mmusi Maimane has announced that a Universal Basic Income Grant will be introduced in 2021 through non-profit company, RightFulShare. Many calls have come from South Africans and have been backed by politicians for a basic income grant to be implemented.


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.


Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, has confirmed that SASSA will not be extending top ups for grants but that the Special Relief Distress Grant will indeed be extended until next year. Government has received calls from organisations to extend the grant top ups and to also have the R350 grant increased.

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