sassa relief grant application form

To apply for a social relief of distress grant un need to got to your nearest South African Agency (SASSA) office.

Next you would need to follow these steps:

  • An affidavit commissioned by a Justine of the Peace. The affidavit must state that providing inaccurate information will result in prosecution.
  • A sworn statement by a reputable person who knows the applicant and the child.
  • Proof that an application for a birth certificate or id has been lodged with the Department of Home Affairs
  • a baptismal certificate
  • a road to health clinic card
  • a school report

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Are you a SASSA beneficiary and you wondering how to check your SASSA balance? Here's how and a plus side is that it's actually quite simple.

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.

The end of last month signaled the termination of SASSA's social relief of distress grant which saw beneficiaries receiving R350 per month. Calls for the grant to be both extended and increased have now arrived.

Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu says plans are in place to prevent long lines at SASSA offices and paypoints, so that people may be in compliance with the Covid-19 health and safety regulations. 

To see hundreds of people, many of whom are elderly, sleeping outside SASSA offices over the past few days has angered many South Africans. Which is why Black Sash believes that SASSA should do more so that this does not happen again.

It was recently announced, much to the desires of many in South Africa, that the R350 Special Relief of Distress Grant will be extended. However, if you're wondering why you are not able to apply for November, here's why.

By Nokulunga Majola. Over 1.3 million people have been approved for the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant in KwaZulu-Natal. People wait outside a post office in Durban. Most of them are there to check the status of their special Covid-19 grants which are R350 per month. 

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.

SASSA has fallen victim to yet another attempt to scam unsuspecting hopefuls. It has warned the public to be careful of emails that are not from SASSA officials.

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?

Some of the 4 million approved applicants of the R350 grant have complained about not receiving payments. SASSA has now clarified how it will resolve this. 

SASSA has added Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to the Whatsapp line. This will make it easier for you to get answers to questions you might have about the R350 grant. 

Minister Lindiwe Zulu has announced that SASSA has appointed doctors to assist with the disability grant process. This will help many needing to renew their applications. 

SASSA has officially decided to review rejected applications for the special R350 grant. This is a second chance for many hopeful applicants whose applications were not successful. 

SASSA has been ordered to include refugees in the R350 grant payout. The spokesperson of the department has said the extra cost could strain the government. 

SASSA has released a statement explaining why applications have been declined. This comes after a number of complaints that applicants have directed towards SASSA's application process.

SASSA and the South African Post Office have launched new cashless ATMs in Limpopo. The Post Office aims to install 10 000 cashless ATMs. 

SASSA has promised to pay 1 million grant recipients this month. It has said it will make this possible through its improved payment system. 

The South African Communist Party (SACP) has called for the SASSA R350 covid-19 grant to be made permanent. The grant was introduced in April and intended to last for a duration of 6 months.


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