President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday night during his State of the Nation address that the special R350 Covid-19 grant will be extended for another three months.
PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa extended the Special R350 Covid-19 Grant, by a further three months, during his State of the Nation address on Thursday night.
During his address, Ramaphosa said that over the last few months, ongoing discussions had taken place with social partners in business and labour, who proposed an extension of some of the social and economic support.
“We have therefore decided to extend the period for the Special Covid-19 Grant of R350 by a further three months.
“This has proven to be an effective and efficient short-term measure to reduce the immediate impact on the livelihoods of poor South Africans.
“We have also decided to extend the Covid-19 Ters benefit until March 15, 2021 only for those sectors that have not been able to operate,” he said.
In a statement Sassa said it had processed in excess of 9,6 million applications each month from May 2020 to January 2021 and paid more than R6,5 million grants per month.
According to Sassa the total amount spent on this grant to date has exceeded R16 billion.
Sassa said the following should be noted about this grant:
There is no need to go to a SASSA office; all SRD processes are done online. Any amendments on your application can be made at https://srd.sassa.gov.za
Those persons already who have received this grant and are in the system, need not re-apply
All clients who have been paid through the post office should get bank accounts, and upload those details on the system
Every application will be validated monthly as it has been the case, and if approved will be paid. All applications will be considered monthly, as it has been the case
Clients whose applications for the Special R350 Covid-19 SRD Grant were declined, can lodge an appeal for review on the SASSA Covid-19 portal: https://srd.sassa.gov.za Declined applicants who already lodged appeals need not re-apply nor re-appeal.
“Sassa reassures all citizens who had their Special Covid Grant of R350 approved but not yet paid by end January, will still be paid through the existing payment channels, namely the South African Post Office, direct deposits into bank accounts or money transfers to cell phones, as requested by the approved applicants.”