Conditions for young people applying for the R350 social relief of distress (SRD) grant have not changed since its introduction in 2020. This is according to South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi. He said 60% of grant recipients are young people. The R350 SRD grant was introduced[…]
Recipients of South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) grants will receive their money this week. Sassa confirmed the first grant payment dates for the year recently. According to the agency, payments will be made on: Tuesday January 3 — old age grants; Wednesday January 4 — disability grants; and Thursday January 5 — all[…]
LOCAL More people now qualify for the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant after the means test threshold was increased from R350 to R624. Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu this week gazetted the new regulations to increase the income threshold to R624, which is the food poverty line set by Stats[…]
LOCAL Social development minister Lindiwe Zulu says the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) is working on a plan to help those receiving the R350 social relief distress grant (SRD) find work. Zulu revealed this while responding to a written parliamentary question from the EFF. The red berets asked “what measures of intervention[…]
By: Aneeqa du Plessis Human rights advocacy group, the Black Sash Trust, is taking government to court over the R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant regulations. Black Sash, alongside other humanitarian organizations, approached the Pretoria High Court to challenge the Department of Social Development’s “means test” for applicants applying for[…]
LOCAL The Social Security Agency (SASSA) says payments for the new round of Social Relief of Distress grants are expected to begin in mid-June. It comes after over 10 million people, who applied to receive the new round of R350 grants in April, were not paid over the past two months. The Social[…]
LOCAL The DA has called on social development minister Lindiwe Zulu to allow for payment of the R350 social relief of distress (SRD) grant for existing beneficiaries without them having to reapply for it. The official opposition’s call comes after the department announced on Friday that all eligible recipients, including[…]
People who were receiving the R350 social relief of distress (SRD) grant will have to reapply for it, the department of social development announced on Friday. The department said during his 2022 state of nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the Covid-19 SRD grant would be extended for a[…]
The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) has clarified that the new payment dates for social grants do not include the R350 social relief of distress (SRD) grant. The agency announced from next month social grants will be paid from the second day of the month. Social grants are usually paid[…]
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) says it has paid the first batch of the latest R350 social relief distress grant. The grant will be paid until March 2022 and is aimed at assisting the unemployed and those affected by the recent violent looting in Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal. Sassa[…]
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