SASSA SRD Payments Updates

SASSA SRD Payments Updates

SRD Payments to Be Disbursed in June according to the Social Development Minister.

Social Development Minister outlined the budget for the Department for 2022/2023 financial year. Major part of the budget will cover social grants with more that 18 million beneficiaries in the country benefiting 4, SRD grant included.

The overall allocation

SASSA SRD Payments Updates

“Our budget allocation for the 2022/23 financial year is a total of R257 billion, of which R248 billion is allocated to cover more than 18 million social grants beneficiaries.” Said Social Development Minister at National Parliament recently.

“This social grant investment constitutes 99.6% of the Department’s total budget allocation in the current financial year.” She continues.

The grants covered include old age, child support, disability and foster care grant beneficiaries.

SRD Grant Allocation

An amount of R44 billion that has been allocated for the extension of the Special CoVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant for one year. This will be distributed to 10.5 million eligible persons every month.

“CoVID-19 SRD Grant The allocation for the CoVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant for the 2022/23 financial year is R44 billion. This means that each month 10,5 million approved applicants will receive this important social safety net intervention that cushions them and their families against the constants of unemployment and poverty.” Minister Zulu.

Application channels

The application channels for the grant for the period from April 2022 to March 2023, as announced by the President, opened on 23 April 2022. By 30 April 2022, in excess of 8,1 million applications had already been received.

Commencement of SRD Grant payments

The Minister said that beneficiaries will receive their payments in June 2022. “I assure all qualifying applicants that they will be in receipt of their payments for this iteration of the grant by June.”

Local Payments OutletsSASSA is extending its negotiations to include local fast-moving consumer goods traders as part of their payment outlets for the COVID-19 SRD grant.

WhatsApp Channel Application

The WhatsApp channel for SRD Grant application is open, you may now apply or reapply for the SRD R350 grant via the WhatsApp line.

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