The President of the South Africa Social Security Agency,Busisiwe Jacquiline Memela declared a National State of Disaster as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic. In quick action she introduced a Special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) of R350 to be paid to individuals who are currently unemployed, do not receive any form of income, social grant, or UIF payment, etc.
With this introduction of the SASSA R350 grant, a large number of SRD SASSA applications as the website serve many purposes. Not only can you do your SASSA application for R350 there, but you can also check your SASSA SRD status. This is also the SASSA website to correct banking details and other information https://srd.sassa.gov.za/
The immediate past year didn’t end well for social grant beneficiaries as they were not delivered on time. The government agency has promised its users that everything will proceed as planned in January 2023.
The end of 2022 was a messy year-end for the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), with delayed social grant payments being a major issue that took place between November and December 2022.
For some Sassa grant beneficiaries that solely relied on the government agency’s financial assistance, the end of 2022 was a difficult time for them.
However, the year starts on a good one as SASSA has promised its clients that payments will be on track for the month of January. In an interview, Sassa spokesperson, Moabi Pitsi said:
”We have managed to resolve all of the issues of the November and December payment cycles and we are ready to start payments on 3 January 2023.
In the November 2022 payment cycle, social grant payments were delayed due to technical glitches from the South African Post Office. Postbank picked up skeptical activities on its system, with its goal to protect beneficiaries from card fraud, ATM withdrawals were then halted for the festive season.
Pitsi has recapitulated that issues of the two payment cycles have been put to bed, and 2023 payments for January will be disbursed as per the payment schedule below:
- OLDER PERSONS GRANT: 03/01/2023
- DISABILITY GRANTS: 04/01/2023
- CHILDREN’S GRANTS AND OTHER GRANTS: 05/01/2023
According to Sassa, there is no set payment date for the Sassa Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) grant because it is a temporary grant.
Instead, SRD grant beneficiaries will be notified of their grant payment dates via text message and they also have an option of checking when they can collect their monies on the official SRD grant website.
Beneficiaries may collect their January 2023 social grant payments using three different methods, which include receiving their grant directly into their bank account, via the CashSend option, or using their Sassa cards at retailers.
What are the qualifying criteria?
- A South African Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Refugee registered on the Home Affairs database and persons who are holders of special permits under the Special Angolan Dispensation, the Lesotho Exemption Permit dispensation, and the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit Dispensation, and asylum seekers whose section 22 permits or visas are valid or were valid as at 15 March 2020;
- Currently residing within the borders of the Republic of South Africa;
- Above the age of 18 and below the age of 60;
- Not receiving any social grant in respect of himself or herself;
- Not receiving an unemployment insurance benefit and does not qualify to receive an unemployment insurance benefit;
- Not receiving a stipend from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme and other financial aid;
- Not receiving any other government COVID-19 response support;
To check your SASSA grant status click: Online Via SASSA Website Method
Why it is essential to re-apply?
- People’s circumstances may have changed over time;
- In order to confirm clients’ personal details, assess their income and financial status;
- Applicants need to accept the declaration and consent, which has been strengthened to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) which came to effect on 21 July 2021;
- In order to access or to have the application reconsidered for the Social Relief of Distress Grant, an applicant must grant consent for SASSA to verify his or her identity, residency, income, or social security benefits with any other institution deemed necessary by SASSA.
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