SASSA confirms termination of R350 Covid-19 relief fund

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SASSA confirms that the R350 Covid-19 social relief of distress grant will come to an end on Friday 30 April. 

SASSA released a statement on Thursday saying the “R350 grant” would come to an end on Friday.

The organisation said that no new applications would be accepted, however, those applicants who have been approved but have not received the money can still expect payment.


It said those who had their applications declined between February and April this year could appeal their decision by lodging an appeal on the website –

“If the appeal is not lodged, the declined application will not be reconsidered. The appeal period closes on 31 May 2021. No appeals will be accepted after this date,”.

Many organisations such as Black Sash and #PayTheGrants have criticised this decision, the latter said it is “vehemently opposed” to it.

While the #PayTheGrants movement has rallied around the country to protest the decision, many South Africans also took to Twitter to express concern.


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