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Thursday night marks the annual State of the Nation Address where many South Africans are expecting President Cyril Ramaphosa to make announcements on the R350 grant. The R350 grant is set to come to an end next month in March.


The South African Social Services Agency (SASSA) has announced a deadline for Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant beneficiaries to change their payment methods to bank accounts. 


While communities say they welcome the reinstatement of the R350 social relief grant, many argue that it's way too little and does not go far enough to cover their basic needs. The grant will be in place until March 2022.


If you are a beneficiary of a SASSA grant or the Covid-19 Special Relief of Distress Grant of R350 per month, here is how you can correct your details. SASSA assists poor and vulnerable individuals by administering various grants.


Human rights activists, Black Sash is calling for the Special R350 Covid-19 SRD grant which came an end on 30 April 2021, to be extended to unemployed people especially now that South Africa is on a Level 4 lockdown. 

 


SASSA says they are working to resolve the delay of R350 grant payments after apologizing for the second time. Though they only state that payments will be made soon, South African citizens who rely on the grant are becoming aggravated by the delay.


Unpaid applicants of the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant could still receive payments once their applications are approved. SASSA says, they will pay approved applicant as soon as a confirmation of the applications approval has been received.


SASSA beneficiaries have found that when they go to Post Offices to fetch their SASSA grant money, they are told to go home. SASSA has now addressed this issue and has also given a number for beneficiaries to call when they encounter this issue.


President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced the extension of the R350 SRD grant and SASSA has released a statement providing all the details surrounding this, including the fact that approved applicants need not re-apply. 


Amazing news! President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that government will be extending the social relief distress grant of R350 as well as the Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme.


The R350 grant introduced by SASSA to relieve distress during the pandemic is set to come to an end this month in October. Many calls have come from organisations and unions all over the country for the grant to be extended. It has now been said that if the grant is not extended, a crisis will erupt in the country.


The C19 Peoples Coalition, an NGO, is calling for an extension of the COVID-19 Social Relief Grant into next year and are also calling for changes to be made to it. This R350 grant from SASSA is set to end at the end of this month, which is a reality that many do not want to see.


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