Sassa latest news update – News that the R350 grant could be phased out next year ended when the grant extension was confirmed last month. But does this mean current beneficiaries will also need to reapply?

Recipients of R350 grants nationwide have now been informed that Social Emergency Assistance (SRD) will continue to be implemented in another fiscal year.

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) still pays SRD, does this announcement mean eligible applicants will need to reapply for an extension? After the announcement, the beneficiaries said they would not have to submit an application every month. However, to determine if the grant is still needed, the recipient must visit Sassa’s website every three months and answer a few questions.

Prior to the extension, Sassa had to resubmit his SRD grant application by the end of April 2022 as the agency attempted to clear the backlog from the previous cycle. However, Sassa encourages beneficiaries to update their details regularly to avoid delays in payments.

Those who are eligible for the SRD grant but have not yet submitted their application should ensure that they meet the following requirements before applying online:

  • You must be a South African citizen/permanent residents/refugees/asylum seekers/holders of special permits
  • You must be unemployed
  • Have no alternative source of income or financial support from any other source
  • Be Between the ages of 18 and 60

Additionally, recipients of the Sassa R350 grant being considered under the new regulations (the Welfare Act) will meet the R350 income eligibility threshold, i.e. H. those with a monthly income less than R350.

In addition, recipients of Sassa R350 grants being considered under the new regulations (Social Assistance Act) must be at the R350 income eligibility threshold or have a monthly income below her R350. Hmm. The SRD Scholarship has been extended for one year from April 2022 to March 2023.


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