The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has disapproved 1.6 million applicants for the R350 Social Relief Grant.
“Over 1 597 127 have been disapproved since the applicants have some or other means of income,” according to the SASSA statement published on Monday.
The agency urged applicants to respond immediately to the SMS received by SASSA and provide their banking details through a secure link.
“This will enable SASSA to ensure payments are processed without delay to all eligible applicants. Citizens are reminded that there is no cut-off date for applications for this special relief grant. Anyone who meets the qualifying criteria should lodge an application without delay,” said Letsatsi.
Beneficiaries can also check the status of their applications online on https://srd.sassa.gov.za/sc19/status or by adding GovChat WhatsApp on 082 046 8553, open chat, type “Status” and Send.
The agency has also paid 116 867 people their R350 Social Relief Grant.
The Government Communications and Information System (GCIS) announced on Monday on its Twitter page:
However, GCIS seems to have forgotten to inform the millions of frustrated jobless people who have applied when they should expect their money to be paid.