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Good news for R350 applicants



The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) on Thursday stated it had paid out the COVID-19 R350 grant to five.6 million South Africans since it become reinstated in August this 12 months.

Close to fourteen million applications were obtained and 8.Three million applicants have been accepted by way of September 2021.

While most recipients accessed their R350 from the Post Office, about 1.Five million candidates chose to be paid through the cardless fee channel at ATMs.

This class has no longer been paid as but due to the reality that Sassa went via a procurement manner to use this charge approach with the banks, and National Treasury is presently thinking about this request.

The employer said over two-thirds of appeals lodged were finalised.

As part of the system, Sassa sends those cases to the banking area for validation, which may additionally take time in a few cases. The important cause is to double-test if they do now not acquire an earnings because a part of the grant criteria is that candidates should be unemployed and with none profits.

“As quickly as Treasury approves our request, we can pay each cent owed to this class of beneficiaries with none waste of time. We virtually empathise with them but we also have a duty to comply with the regulation”, stated Sassa CEO Busisiwe Memela-Khambula.

Unemployed caregivers with out the 13-digit barcoded South African ID – which compromises primarily of refugees and asylum seekers – who get hold of baby grants can now follow for this grant.

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