SASSA will pay a grant of R350 for a new cycle in mid-June

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) says payments for the new round of the COVID-19 Special Grant Social Relief of Distress Grants (SRD) R350 – from April 2022 – will be paid from the mid-June 2022.

On Monday, SASSA said it would continue to settle overdue payments from the previous cycle as bank details are confirmed.

“The payments will not be made together, but will be made month by month. More than one payment can be made in a month, but no one will receive a double payment,” the agency said.

SASSA said it would make these multiple payments within a month until the arrears are finalized, after which monthly payments will resume.

Briefing the media after the Cabinet meeting last week, the Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele reiterated the government’s commitment to disburse the R350 SRD grant to the beneficiaries.

This came after media reported that some grant recipients had not received payments for up to three months.

“This government will always fulfill the commitment it has [with regards to the SRD]. If there has been a period of non-payment…on behalf of this government, we will apologize.

“But as long as these SRDs are due, in line with the president’s commitment, they will be paid,” Gungubele said.

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