SASSA to Pay 100 000 People Their R350 COVID-19 Grant

SASSA boss told Kaya FM that the organisation also discovered that some 39 000 people who applied during the soft launch were not eligible for the R350 Social Relief Grant because they were receiving a salary.

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Unemployed Youth. Image source: Weetracker

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has made a commitment to pay 100 000 people this week their R350 Social Relief Grant and more payments to follow once the vetting process has been completed.

More than 4,9 million people have applied for the new special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant.

Speaking to Kaya Breakfast on Monday, SASSA’s CEO Busisiwe Memela-Khambula said: “In the coming week, we will pay 100 000 people” their R350 Social Relief Grant.

SASSA started taking nationwide applications for the grant on 11 May 2020 and promised to make the first payment on 15 May 2020.

On Friday, it emerged that SASSA had only paid ten people the R350 Social Relief Grant.

SASSA boss told Kaya FM that the organisation also discovered that some 39 000 people who applied during the soft launch were not eligible for the R350 Social Relief Grant because they were receiving a salary.

SASSA had a soft launch and received 92 000 applications.

“It became very important for us to make sure that we pay the right person at a right time,” said Memela-Khambula. “The right time being in the next two days will start paying all those we have vetted over the process.”

SASSA boss also disclosed to the radio station the number of people who have applied through various platforms.

      • USSD platform: 2.8 million applications received – 1.6 million are valid and completed applications
      • WhatsApp: 893 000 applications received – 847 000 applications are valid
      • Website and email:  336 00 applications received

Memela-Khambula reiterated that those applicants with no bank accounts will be paid via e-wallet.

 

16 COMMENTS

  1. Hie I also applied with my brother but no respond until now yet other ppl who applied after us have got msgz when we all dnt HV any source of income

  2. Good day I have applied for my mum n brother but haven’t received a sms nor call for banking details, but wen I check my status its say it’s being submitted so how can I find out if they will collect the unemployment relief

  3. Hello I have applied and has been approved.The problem now i can not access the ridht website to provide my bank info.

    • Sipho Mchiwa Ive got the message saying I must provide with acc no and id no but it says username and password I dont have

  4. I have applied my sassa for my self but I did not receive any message whether my application has approved or not

  5. Sassa can keep they money and shave it where the sun don’t shine coz we will not gonna receive this money fuck you all give it to you family and your kids

  6. We have applied for this social relief grants and we get OTP CODES AND WE DONT KNOW HOW THEY WORK AND DAT MAKE US TO TRY AND APPLY MANY TIMES USING DIFFERENT SYSTEMS WE REALLY NEED THOSE MONEY IS PAINFULL TO BE PROMISED WHAT IS NOT PROVIDED CAUSE WE REALLY NEED THE MONEY WE DONT WORK OR GET ANYTHING

    • True it says approved to me and I filled that I don’t have account I was asked which bank will they send cash I said standard bank and it say payday 30 may 2020 filed 2020 -05-30 10:48:18 but I don’t see any e-wallet why is that please explain

  7. Nothing false news, update and corrupt Sassa official workers and CEO Busisiwe, I want to know to Busisiwe do you pay backpay for undelay prossece of Sassa official? Because I don’t get my unemployment grant for 2 month now left 4 month, what happening those 2 month that I don’t get nothing

  8. I’ve applied but failed to send my account details this https say failed I don’t know what to do know please help 🙏

  9. Guys ur talking rubbish what you have written is like a child play no meaning and understanding eg you have applied and said submitted in which website there is no such response and sassa has given you the website to check whether is approved ,failed or pending it won’t send you an SMS you will c your status after you have inserted the id and cellphone number and said submit u do it it will show you your status

  10. Hello i also applied and when i check my status it says declined they say i applied for Nsfas but im not yet being given money by the Nsfas.

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