SASSA has released a statement confirming the end of the SRD Grant, which has been met with opposition because of the current employment rate.
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) took to Twitter on Thursday, 29 April 2021, to confirm the end of the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant. The grant was introduced over a year ago, in light of the financial constraints brought on by the lockdown restrictions and regulations. The state introduced R350 temporary monthly payments to provide financial relief.
Initially, the grant payments were supposed to end at the start of this year. However, President Cyril Ramaphosa extended the payments during his State Of The Nation Address (SONA) by a further three months, with April being the final month.
The statement noted that those whose applications were declined for the period between February 2021 and April 2021 can still appeal. However, no new applications will be accepted. The statement has been met with opposition by many because of the dire financial situation many find themselves in.
See the post below.
— SASSA (@OfficialSASSA) April 29, 2021