SASSA 2022 News Update Today – See Details Here

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SASSA News Update Today

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is a national agency of the government created in April 2005 in order to distribute social grants on behalf of the Department of Social Development (DSD). The DSD has an oversight role over the Agency but no operational control over it. It was also designed to reallocate the function of social security from South Africa’s provinces to the national sphere of government and reports to the Department of Social Development (DSD).

The key functions of the parastatal are related to the administration and payment of social grants: the processing of applications, verification, and approval of applications, disbursement, and payment of grants to eligible beneficiaries, quality assurance, and fraud prevention and detection.

South Africa’s social welfare recipients have grown from 3.8 million in April 2001 to 11 million in March 2006, and 17 million in 2017. Millions of South Africans received the temporary Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant from May 2020 up until April 2021.

Types of grants

Social assistance is provided in the form of:

  • A child support grant;
  • Olde
  • R person’s grant (a pension);
  • Disability grant;
  • War veteran’s grant;
  • Care dependency grant, for caring for a child with a severe disability;
  • Foster child grant;
  • Grant-in-aid, for those who need a full-time caregiver; and/or
  • Social relief of distress, a temporary measure for people in dire need, in the form of parcels or vouchers. Steyn pledged r 320 000 000.00 to assist the coronavirus relief.

SASSA News Update Today

SASSA R350 Grant Application Form

Applications for the Special Relief of Distress (SRD) grant open on 6 August and will close in March 2022. Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, finally gave details on how R350 grant applications will work for the reinstatement of the grant…. Read more details here.

SASSA Grant Payment Dates

The SASSA Special Relief Distress (SRD) grant payment dates for November 2021 have been released. These payment dates are for beneficiaries of the R350 grant who receive their grant payments through the Post Office. The schedule works with the last three digits of your ID number…. Read more details here

SASSA Grant Enquiries Contact Details

Should you need to contact SASSA regarding the grant, you can get into contact with them via telephone, social media, or email. Phone the toll-free helpline at…. Read more details here

How to Check SASSA R350 Grant Application Status

The R350 grant is very important to people who are without an income and suffering because of the Covid-19 lockdown. For those looking to know their SASSA R350 Grant application Status, this article provides detailed information on the process…. Read more details here

List of Approved Post Office to Collect SASSA R350 Grant

The South African Post Office (SAPO) has put together a list of closed branches and alternative branches that are open for beneficiaries of the SASSA R350 Grant to visit. “If your local post office had to close after the recent unrest, a special list on our website will give the nearest alternative branch.” said the Post Office South Africa. The list only provides details of closed branches in KwaZulu Natal. If you are interested in viewing the list, you can…. Read more details here

How to Update SRD SASSA Banking Details Online

The South African Social Security Agency is calling on special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress grant applicants who chose the cash to send option to update their banking details.

If you are an approved beneficiary of the SASSA SRD R350 Grant and you want to update your banking details, follow the steps…. Read more details here

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