SASSA has released a statement acknowledging the inconvenience caused by its non-payment of approved SRD Grants, and has encouraged affected individuals to appeal.
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) took to Twitter on Thursday, 6 May 2021, to circulate a statement acknowledging the inconvenience caused by its failure to pay approved Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grants. The statement comes on the back of the continued confusion on the recently terminated grant, which lapsing at the end of April 2021.
Moreover, the statement confirmed that should a previous applicant have had their application approved but have yet to receive their funds, they will eventually be paid. SASSA stated, “Even after the grant has ended, payments will be made to those deserving approved clients. The payment may not necessarily come as a double payment/lump sum payment or on the same day. It can be split between days or weeks.” Adding, “SASSA wishes to unreservedly apologise to all unpaid clients to the special COVID-19 SRD grant for any inconvenience this may have caused.”
See the post below.
— SASSA (@OfficialSASSA) May 6, 2021