SASSA R350 Grant News Today 15 September 2022

SASSA R350 Grant News Today 15 September 2022

How To Reconfirm Your SASSA SRD Grant Application srd.sassa.gov.za

How To Reconfirm Your Sassa SRD Grant Application

All SRD R350 grant applicants must reconfirm their grant applications at least once every 3 months. This reconfirmation informs SASSA that applicants still need and qualify for the grant in terms of the regulations.

Existing applicants can also update their responses to the screening questionnaire here, at any time, should their circumstances change or to correct errors.

How to Reconfirm  SRD Grant Application

  • Go to srd.sassa.gov.za to apply online
  • Scroll down and click on reconfirm your existing application
  • Enter your SA ID Number and  mobile number
  • Click “Send SMS”
  • Then enter the one time pin (OTP) that Sassa has sent to the number
  • Continue the confirmation process

In order to access or to have your Sassa online application considered, an applicant must grant consent for Sassa to verify his or her identity, residency, income, or social security benefits.

SASSA News – Regulations for the COVID-19 SRD Have Ben Amended

In today’s SASSA news, the Amended Covid-19 SRD Grant Regulations for the SRD grant have been issued. SASSA when further to state that, this means test income threshold for the COVID-19 SRD has been increased from R350 to R624.

“The means test income threshold for the COVID-19 SRD has been increased from R350 to R624”.

This means that the applicants of the SASSA programme who have an inflow of fund in their bank account of less than R624 (for that particular month) qualify to receive the grant with effect from August 2022.

 

SASSA NEWS – According to Sassa some big changes are underway regarding the R350 grant supplied by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA). But what does this mean for beneficiaries?

SASSA’s R350 grant has been a lifeline for many South Africans during and after the pandemic. Millions of people have applied and continue to apply for the grant, which serves as a social relief fund.

Now, some major changes have been implemented in how the grant operates which will undoubtedly have an impact on recipients.

The Department of Social Development has gazetted changes to the regulations governing the payout of the R350 grant, also referred to as the Social Relief Distress (SRD) grant in South Africa, allowing more people to qualify.

When the changes were first proposed in July, Social Development minister Lindiwe Zulu highlighted concerns around the vast number of applications that were being rejected due to the low threshold.

Previously, an applicant earning or receiving more than R350 a month would be disqualified and would no longer be considered to become a recipient of the grant.

But with this new adjustment, this barrier has been moved to R624, allowing more people to qualify.

Of the changed regulations includes the rule that beneficiaries should indicate (by answering questions) whether they still qualify for the grant every 3 months and still need it.

This rule no longer exists.

The rule surrounding verification has also changed. Previously, if verification results obtained from the bank contradicts the verification results obtained from data checks, then the bank results would be used to make the final decision regarding application approval or denial.

This rule now no longer stands. Instead, bank verification is not considered as the main criteria for determining eligibility.

The value of the grant itself remains R350 per person per month for the period of 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

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