The Department of Social Development says its approved nearly 8 million applications of the R350 social relief grant.
Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu gave an update on the grant to the Parliament’s Portfolio Committee.
“R 7.4 million and R 7.8 million of the funds are approved every month. All our payments and statements are up to date and valid for one month up to the next. As far as the payments are concerned, about 95% of the approved applicants were paid,” according to Zulu.
Concerns have been raised over the late payments of grants in recent months.
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) SRD R350 grant has been a source of much needed financial relief for many South Africans during the ongoing pandemic. The grant has been highly anticipated, and the news of its delay has caused some concern among the public. But before you start panicking, let’s take a look at what’s going on behind the scenes.
The February 2023 SASSA SRD R350 grant payment has not been made yet because it has to go through a series of checks and balances and means testing. This is an important process that ensures that the grant reaches those who truly need it and that the funds are being used for their intended purpose.
It’s important to understand that SASSA is working to ensure that the grant payments are made in a responsible and transparent manner. This means that they need to take the time to verify the information provided by applicants and perform means testing to determine if the applicant is eligible for the grant.
As a result, there is no specific date for the grant payment to be made. SASSA is working diligently to process the applications and make the payments as soon as possible. However, they ask that applicants be patient with them during this time.
It’s also important to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic has put a tremendous strain on SASSA’s resources. With the high volume of applications, the agency is working as fast as they can to process them all.
The delay in the February 2023 SASSA SRD R350 grant payment is not a cause for concern. SASSA is working to ensure that the funds reach those who need them most, and that the process is transparent and accountable. They ask that applicants be patient with them during this time, as they work to get the payments made as soon as possible.
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