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SASSA refers beneficiaries to hotlines amid non-payment of grants

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SASSA took to Twitter to refer beneficiaries to a list of hotlines, whilst maintaining its silence over the non-payment of temporary disability grants.

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), on Tuesday, 12 January 2021, took to Twitter to share a list of contact details that beneficiaries can call to address their queries. The infographic shared comes on the back of the agency coming under a lot of scrutiny over the confirmed non-payment of temporary disability grants.

At the time of the post, SASSA centres had garnered much attention because of the scores of people who were camping out at selected SASSA centres, looking to reapply for the grant. Social media was abuzz with several videos of the commotion, which also highlighted the lack of social distancing in the queues amid the pandemic. Despite the continued uproar, Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu has yet to officially address the matter.

Moreover, there is still no clarity on when the matter will be resolved, should the beneficiaries reapply for the temporary disability grant. Previously, it was suggested that the abrupt halt of the payment of the grants was because the department did not have sufficient funds to continue with the initiative.

See the post below.

Sabelo Makhubo
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