SASSA Latest Updates Today 13th On R350 Grant Requirements

SASSA Latest Updates Today 13th On R350 Grant Requirements | In a government gazette, Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu calls for significant adjustments to the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant requirements. This follows lobby groups’ rejection of the revised standards, which had a detrimental effect on millions of SRD beneficiaries.

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SASSA Latest Updates Today 13th On R350 Grant Requirements

SASSA Latest Updates Today 13th On R350 Grant Requirements

The R350 grants was administered under new rules that went into effect when the state of disaster was revoked. According to the Social Assistance Act, recipients of the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant who met the R350 monthly criterion were eligible to keep receiving the award.

There is a crucial element that the Minister of the Department of Social Development (DSD), Lindiwe Zulu, has suggested be modified in the government gazette that was just just released.

The department is now seeking to have the income threshold increased from R350 to R624 per month, according to the gazette.

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This comes after Sassa faced criticism after lobby groups complained that millions of recipients had been negatively impacted by the initial reduction in the income criterion, which went from R545 per month to R350 grant, excluding holders of caregiver grants.

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) received 10.9 million applications for the SRD grant, of which 5 million were approved and about 5 million were denied.

While advocacy organizations argued for modifications to the new standards set forth in the legislation, they also emphasized the fact that many South Africans are living in poverty.

According to StatsSa, people who have R624 available per month for food were considered to be below the poverty level under South African national criteria.

The public has been urged in the gazette to submit written comments to the DSD by July 29, 2022, regarding the plan.

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