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SASSA administers many grants and many South Africans depend on these grants to survive. Some examples of SASSA grants are the social relief of distress grant, the child support grant, the disability grant, the old persons grant and many other grants. 


We've been hearing talks about Government introducing a basic income grant for months now but has anything solid been said yet? Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, has already addressed the possibility of the grant.


The South African Social Security Agency, what we know as SASSA, administers various kinds of grants to vulnerable South Africans. Many citizens in the country depend on these grants for their livelihoods.


After the recent overcrowding at SASSA paypoints, the agency has urged beneficiaries to kindly visit their nearest paypoints when collecting various social grants. Beneficiaries are encouraged to do so as the country is experiencing the third wave of COVID-19.


SASSA has recently decided to designate certain days for specific grant payments, scroll down to find out why they have enforced this new system. 


SASSA has allocated billions of rands towards social grants for the 2021/22 financial year. Almost 100% of the department's budget goes to SASSA and the monthly payment of grants.


The R350 grant will be coming to an end at the end of April. The Black Sash has called on government to not put an end to the grant. 


To avoid fraud, SASSA considers a random selection of applications each month to do internal verification and quality assurance. Once the process is completed the applicants who qualify will be processed, whereas others will be 'referred' or declined.


Did you know that if SASSA rejected you when you applied to benefit from the R350 grant, you can appeal and possibly be funded? However, if you don't appeal, you won't get a second chance due to a lack of funds.


Due to SASSA beneficiaries having to wait in long queues for their Special COVID-19 SRD grants, the South African Post Office has decided to implement a system to decrease the waiting time for these beneficiaries.


After SASSA's Temporary Disability Grant lapsed on 31 December 2020, beneficiaries of this grant have been told to re-apply for 2021. Keep reading to find out how to do so. 


Recently, SASSA's CEO Totsie Memela conducted monitoring and compliance visits to Western Cape local offices.

 


SASSA provides financial relief to poor and vulnerable South Africans. SASSA often requires applicants to fill out forms so that their application can be complete or if they want to request to change something.  Keep reading to find out how to gain access to these forms. 


The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has said that no new applications for the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant will be considered after 31 January.


Fake news has been uploaded on Facebook about the 2021 SASSA Internship program. SASSA clears the air.


SASSA decided to cancel child support grants for people who were battling to get IDs and birth certificates, however, the UCT Children's Institute appeals to SASSA to reinstate the grants.


SASSA has decided to make things easier by allowing beneficiaries to update their personal details on their website. Follow these steps to find out how you can update your personal details on SASSA's website.


If you want to register an online SASSA account, keep reading to find out how to do so. 


The DA has called for SASSA to clarify why there is a lack of funds available for an extension of the temporary disability grants, which were suspended at the end of December. 


On Wednesday, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and Department of Social Development presented to the Portfolio Committee to address challenges applicants experienced when reapplying for the Temporary Disability Grants.


For the past few weeks, SASSA has had many issues with applicants and beneficiaries waiting in long queues outside their offices. The Social Development Portfolio Committee has given them a deadline of two weeks to come up with a plan to prevent these long queues.

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