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In today’s Sassa News – SASSA has announced the coronavirus COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant appeal cut-off date in a released statement.

The R350 grant will provide a comprehensive boost to your home renovation project, and if you’ve already applied but are unsure if you still qualify, keep reading to find out how to check if you still qualify.

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has reintroduced the Special Covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant and millions of applicants have already applied for the grant since it opened.

South Africa is battling the Covid-19 pandemic and many citizens are vulnerable to poverty in order to survive. To assist those who are struggling, the R350 grant will assist with bills.

In a statement, Sassa said;

The COVID-19 grant will only be paid until the end of January 2021. SASSA has determined a cut-off date for lodging appeals in respect of declined COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grants. The purpose is to strengthen administrative controls in the management of this grant and to give effect to a conducive environment for accounting.

Appeals for applications made during the extension period, between November 2020 and January 2021 should be lodged on or before 28 February 2021.

Appeals can be lodged on the https// website or by sending an email to the sends e-mail) e-mail address. All appeals will be considered, and appellants will be provided with feedback, Sassa said.

Applicants that are aggrieved by the decision to decline their applications are requested to provide reasons why they think the SASSA decision was incorrect or provide a motivation when lodging their appeals. All appeals will be treated in a fair and transparent manner to ensure a high standard of administrative justice is maintained in the administration of grants.

Declined applicants who already lodged appeals need not re-apply nor re-appeal. SASSA will send them the outcome of their appeals through SMS. Appellants are requested not to send attachments when lodging their appeals.

Meanwhile, for more information on the Special Covid-19 R350 SRD grant, visit the SASSA website.

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