When you go online especially om social media, the desperation seenon the comments from people concerning the reinstated SRD R350 Grant is quite disheartening.
People are actually hungry and angry at the same time looking at tge stress level.
On Sunday 25th December 2022 , the president during one of his usual speeches regarding the measures taken to address the containment of the deadly virus, he emphasized the need to reinstate the SRD R350 Grant.
Most citizens welcomed this news with much jubilation hoping at least the president has paid heed to their plights looking at dire effects of the global pandemic.
Earlier, there were speculations that those who have applied need not apply since their information are already in the SASSA system.
SASSA, having seen the confusion online and at various news portals, through the Minister of Department of Social Development, Mad. Lindiwe Zulu clarified hiw the new grant will be administered.
In her interview with some media houses, she made it known that, this grant is a new grant altogether and therefore each and every one will have to submit a new application.
She was quick to add that, as a way to tighten the application process so that only those that truly qualify arw approved and paid.
This, according to her, might delay tye process.
She noted that due to some loopholes in the previous system, a sizeable number of unqualified applications sneaked through including prisoners, government workers who are already on payroll.
Watch the video below for the full interview
All those issues that led to the delay have been resolved and now applications are being processed and those approved with pay dates have started receiving their grants either at the retail shops or personal bank accounts.
For instance, November 2022 has been paid with few exceptions especially those whose banking details are yet to be approved.
For December 2022, some applicants claim it is already appearing although SASSA is yet to officially roll out the December 2022 module on to the system.
SASSA SRD R350 Grant has been extended to March 2024.