Overdue R350 grants to be paid out, says Sassa – Mpumalanga News


Following much public outcry, Sassa has assured that payments for the new cycle of the special Covid-19 social relief of distress grants (SRD), otherwise known as the R350 grants, will be paid from mid-June.
On Monday, Sassa said it would continue clearing outstanding payments from the previous cycle as and when bank details are confirmed.
“The payments will not be done together, but will be done month by month. More than one payment may be made in a month, but no one will receive double payments in one amount,” the agency said.
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Sassa said it would do these multiple payments in a month until the backlog has been finalised, whereafter monthly payments will resume.
This came after the media had reported that some grant beneficiaries had not received payments for up to three months.
“This government will always fulfil whatever undertaking it has with regard to the SRD. If there was a period of nonpayment, on behalf of this government, we will make that apology. “But as long as those SRDs are due, in line with the president’s commitment, they will be paid,” Gungubele said.
This has brought nothing but joy to local young people who depend on the grant to survive.
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They had previously threatened to protest and boycott the 2024 general elections should government no longer pay out these grants.

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