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SASSA R350 SRD grant Backlogs

SASSA R350 SRD grant Backlogs


Though many beneficiaries of Sassa’s R350 SRD grant were dependent on it due to unemployment, some had grievances with payments of the grant being inconsistent.

Payment Dates

If you are a SASSA beneficiary or know of someone who is, you may be wondering when the relevant grant payments will be made. Below is a list of the SASSA payment schedule for the months of February and March 2023 (payment dates for further months have not yet been announced):

September 2023:

  • Older Persons/ Pensioners Grant: Tuesday, 5 September 2023
  • Disability Grant: Wednesday, 6 September 2023
  • All other Grants: Thursday, 7 September 2023

South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) beneficiaries took to social media to express frustration over backlogs in the payment of the R350 Social Relief of Distress grant (SRD grant). JOHANNESBURG

Some beneficiaries said while their applications were approved, there was no consistency on payments.

The agency introduced the SRD grant in 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Most unemployed people in the country applied for the R350 grant provided by government, however, some weren’t receiving the money consistently.

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A man, who spoke to Eyewitness News on the condition of staying anonymous, said this hindered his ability to apply for jobs, as it was his only source of income.

“This R350 helps me with transport money to go look for jobs, to buy basic needs, and to print CVs. If I don’t have this money, then I can’t do any of these things.”

Similarly, others took to Facebook to air their frustration.

In an emailed response to one of the beneficiaries that Eyewitness News saw, Sassa said it was experiencing a backlog that led to delays in the payments of grants.

At the time of publishing, the agency was not available for comment.

SOURCE Eyewitness News

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