April is the last month left to apply for SASSA's Special Relief of Distress grant which sees beneficiaries get R350 per month. Applicants are encouraged to contact SASSA offices if they have not yet received their social grant payments.
If you have appealed for the SASSA Social Relief of Distress grant, but your status says 'meanstest' and you're not sure what it means, we are here to help. This grant sees beneficiaries receive R350 per month.
Advocacy group the Black Sash has called on the South African government to advance with the implementation of the proposed basic income grant as soon as possible. This is so that the grant can help those who have become impoverished due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
SASSA distributes grants to poor and vulnerable South Africans. Now that a new month is about to begin, it's good to know the payment dates for the different grants. Here's the payment dates for April.