SASSA R350 Grant Application Process
SASSA R350 Grant Application Process
Those who have qualified before, will most likely have to reapply. SASSA explained why this would happen by saying, “Clients need to resubmit their details because not all details would by now be the same as previously. This is to allow beneficiaries to be able to also choose their now preferred payment method.”
Following a recent announcement of the reintroduction of the R350 grant, many have been waiting for SASSA to announce more details.
The reintroduction of the grant was first announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa during his address to the nation in July. He said the grant would be reinstated until the end of March 2022.
SASSA has not yet released details of how the application process will work, but it has clarified that the new grant will not be making back payments.
This means new beneficiaries of the R350 grant will not be receiving payments for months the previous grant cycle was not active.
“The R350 is not an extension of the previous grant that was introduced and terminated in May. Rather, it’s a reintroduction of the grant and it will commence right now rather than a continuation of what we’ve done in the past” SASSA R350 Grant Application Process
“This is a starting point rather than backpaying for the months that the grant was not in existence.” explained Deputy Director General of Public Finance, Dr Mampho Modise.
SASSA is creating a new application process to ensure that the risk of fraud is lowered during the new application cycle.
While no new details have been released yet, SASSA has allowed more people to qualify for the new R350 grant.
During the previous application cycle, applicants were not allowed to apply if they were already receiving SASSA grants.
Now, SASSA will be accepting applications from unemployed caregivers who currently receive a Child Support Grant. SASSA R350 Grant Application Process
SASSA has warned those who wish to apply for the new R350 grant to be aware of fake posts circulating on the internet.
“SASSA warns clients not to provide personal information to unknown sites…Details and date on which the application system re-opens will be announced soon” said SASSA.
Banks will be stepping in to help SASSA beneficiaries in areas affected by looting incidents.
The Banking Association of South Africa revealed that over 1 400 ATMs and 269 bank branches were vandalised during the unrest in July. The unrest affected many SASSA beneficiaries who were unable to make cash withdrawals after Cash In Transit (CIT) services were suspended.
Of these ATMs, 565 were located in Gauteng while 650 were located in KwaZulu Natal. In addition to this, 126 vandalised bank branches were based in Gauteng while 140 were based in KZN.
The Banking Association has given assurance that there is no shortage of cash in affected areas, and it will be working with SASSA to ensure that grant payments are made.
“Banks, retailers and the South African Post Office (SAPO) are working with the SASSA to ensure that there are cash and grant pay points within a reasonable distance of SASSA beneficiaries in the areas where banking, SAPO and retail infrastructure has been destroyed.
“To assist social grant recipients who live in areas where ATMs, and branches have been destroyed, customers will be able to use any ATM, including those not operated by their own bank, without incurring additional charges, from 01 August 2021 to 30 September 2021.”
SASSA has welcomed this decision, as grant beneficiaries will soon be withdrawing their payments in August on the following dates:
- Older persons grant – 3 August 2021
- Disability grant – 4 August 2021
- Child Support – 5 August 2021
- Foster child & care dependency – 5 August 2021
The SASSA KwaZulu Natal Paypoint Payment dates are as follows:
Durban – 6 – 12 August 2021
Pietermaritzburg – 6 – 16 August 2021
Midlands – 6 – 17 August 2021
Ulundi – 6 – 18 August 2021