The South African Social Safety Company (SASSA), introduced on Wednesday 22 July, that there might be double fee of R350 grant this week.
The double funds are for people who didn’t receives a commission in June and July. In keeping with them, people who qualify will obtain double fee of R700 by the top of the month.
“That is meant to keep away from a state of affairs the place beneficiaries of the COVID-19 social aid of misery grant need to make two journeys to the Publish Workplace and to eradicate the backlog of funds. The transfer was met with a lot appreciation and pleasure on social media this morning,” it mentioned.
SASSA has began funds of the double grants for these with financial institution accounts whereas these with out financial institution accounts will obtain their cash by the submit workplace. This might be finished progressively all through the month to try to restrict the variety of individuals on the submit workplaces every day.
“Beneficiaries are reminded that they need to solely go to the submit workplace as soon as they’ve obtained an SMS saying their cash has been paid in and is prepared for assortment,” it mentioned.
SASSA additionally mentioned it reconsidered purposes made in Could on account of up to date databases which have been obtained and over a million candidates have been permitted for the R350 grant.
“This may drastically scale back the variety of potential appeals and also will cushion the affected beneficiaries towards the present affect of the lockdown,” it added.
SASSA introduced on Wednesday that it has obtained over 7.eight million purposes for the R350 grant.
“Of this quantity, we now have permitted over four million purposes to whom simply over one R17,000,000 might be disbursed,” it mentioned.