Applicants for the R350 social relief of distress (SRD) grant whose applications were previously cancelled can reinstate them if their circumstances have changed.
This was announced by the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) over the weekend after the agency cancelled applications from people who were found to be employed and no longer needed financial assistance.
The grant is reserved for unemployed people and “for persons in dire material need who are unable to meet their families’ most basic needs”.
It will be paid monthly until the end of March 2022.
Sassa said only those whose circumstances have changed and/or lost their source of income may reinstate their application for the R350 grant.
Steps to reinstate the application are:
Government employees, beneficiaries of any other social grants and Unemployment Insurance Fund and National Student Financial Aid Scheme recipients are not allowed to apply for the R350 grant.
In September, Sassa warned it is the responsibility of every citizen whose financial circumstances change, even while they are receiving the grant, to immediately inform Sassa of the change.
“This allows for their eligibility for continued receipt of the grant to be reviewed. Further action will be taken where it is found ineligible public servants have continued to receive these grants,” said Sassa.
Beneficiaries of the R350 grant can collect their payment at a post office from Monday.
Each beneficiary is assigned a payment date depending on their ID number, and can collect their grant at a SA Post Office branch as soon as they receive confirmation of payment from Sassa.
Here’s when you can collect your grant:
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