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Final R350 Grant Payments To Be Made In March

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Final R350 Grant Payments To Be Made In March

Final R350 Grant Payments To Be Made In March. For countless South Africans, the monthly R350 grant has been a lifeline. But according to a recent announcement, this vital support program is set to undergo a significant change.

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The Current Situation

Millions of South Africans who rely on the R350 grant will see a change in their social support starting in April 2024. The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is currently disbursing the R350 grant to an estimated nine million people for the last time this month.

Increase in Benefits

This comes after an announcement by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana last week that the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant will be seeing an increase in benefits. The SRD grant, often dubbed the R350 grant for its monetary worth, will now be increased to R370 for its recipients. This equates to a rise of R20 or 5.7% from the previous R350 grant.

Minister Statement

Subject to the finalisation of the comprehensive social security, we will increase the R350 [grant] to R370. Godongwana referred to the Sassa SRD increase as “the realisation of the basic rights of our people”.

Implementation Date

After the minister’s declaration of a R20 increase in the SRD grant per month, many beneficiaries are eager to know when they’ll start receiving the new payment of R370. Starting from April 2024, beneficiaries of the SRD grant will receive R370, marking the end of the R350 payments in March 2024.

President Recognition

During the 2024 State of The Nation Address (SONA), President Cyril Ramaphosa praised the impact of the grant arguing that it does not only provide people with what they need to survive but also serves as an investment in their future.

“In the midst of the pandemic, we introduced the SRD Grant which currently reaches some 9 million unemployed people every month.”

This increase in the SRD grant from R350 to R370 will undoubtedly provide relief to many South Africans who are struggling financially. It signifies a small but significant step towards alleviating poverty and improving the lives of those most in need.

conclusion

The impending conclusion of R350 grant payments in March marks a significant juncture in South Africa’s social support landscape, with the transition to an enhanced SRD grant poised to provide continued assistance to those in need.

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SASSA SRD Grants Approved Without Payout Date

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SASSA SRD Grants Approved Without Payout Date

SASSA SRD Grants Approved Without Payout Date. Millions of people have been approved for a R370 grant payment this month. However, not all of those approved for an SRD grant payment have a payment date.

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has revised why approved Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant beneficiaries do not have a payment date. Not having an SRD grant payment date essentially means they will not receive their R370 grant payment.

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Reasons for Missing Payment Dates

Sassa said two main reasons could be behind beneficiaries not having a pay date. This includes incorrect or outdated information.

Missing or Incomplete Banking Information

SASSA grant applicants who haven’t provided any banking details on the SASSA SRD website will not be included in the scheduled payments.

Beneficiaries can rectify this by taking immediate action and updating their bank details on the website.

Postbank Account Request

Previously, Sassa offered to open Postbank accounts for beneficiaries. However, this service is no longer available.

SRD grant applicants who requested this option are advised to either open an account with Postbank themselves and update SASSA with the new details or open an account with a different bank and provide those details to Sassa for SASSA  payment processing.

Cash Send Payment Issues

Beneficiaries who opted for cash send/mobile money payouts and haven’t received their grant might be facing a verification challenge.

SASSA requires beneficiaries’ ID numbers and cellphone numbers to match. Not providing a valid cellphone number will result in delayed R370 grant payments. Beneficiaries are encouraged to provide alternative banking details to facilitate a smooth transfer of the grant amount.

Still No Pay Date For SRD Grant?

Beneficiaries who are approved but haven’t received a payment date and fall outside of the categories mentioned above are encouraged to contact the Sassa Customer Care Call Centre at 0800 60 10 11 for further assistance and investigation.

Conclusion

While the approval of the SRD grant brings relief to many individuals and families in need, the absence of a payment date can be concerning. By understanding the reasons behind this issue and taking proactive steps to update information or seek assistance from Sassa.

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