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SASSA in KZN suspends over 38000 grants, Here’s Why

More than 38 600 awards are going to be put on hold because of a decision made by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) in the province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). 


38,622 GRANT APPLICATIONS WERE PUT ON HOLD, AND THE REMAINING 78,811 WILL BE EVALUATED

According to SASSA, these 38 622 beneficiaries have not visited any of its branches in order to have the awards they were given inspected. Sandy Godlwana, a spokesperson for the agency in KZN, stated that SASSA notified the beneficiaries that they would need to follow this process. She also stated that SASSA told the beneficiaries that they would need to follow this process if they want to assess if they still qualify – among other things – and that SASSA notified the beneficiaries that they would need to follow this process. 

According to Godlwana's calculations, there are still 78 811 awards that require an assessment. Godlwana allegedly stated that some of these beneficiaries are receiving more money than what was documented on their system. These claims were made public by ECR News. Now, in addition to the services that were initially logged in our system for these consumers, we are now offering some of them a wider range of options for meeting their needs. It has come to our attention that the majority of individuals who have reapplied have seen a rise in their income from the previous time it was entered into our system. 

"By doing this, we will be able to clean up our system and make certain that we pay the appropriate consumers," 


WHAT DOCUMENTS DO BENEFICIARIES NEED WHEN VISITING SASSA? 


In addition, a spokeswoman for SASSA urged clients whose grants had been suspended but who believed they were still eligible to reapply for the assistance by bringing all of the required documents to an SASSA branch in order to reapply for the assistance. This was done in an effort to prevent clients from falling through the cracks of the system. The following items can be found inside these documents: 


a document proving the beneficiary's identity; a birth certificate for each child receiving a Child Support Grant from SASSA; a paystub for both the beneficiary and their spouse, if they are married; a bank statement detailing the beneficiary's financial activity over the past three months; and a statement detailing the beneficiary's and their spouse's 

Evidence of current habitation; 

In order to qualify for disability and care dependency grants, beneficiaries need to go through a medical evaluation, while a court order is required for SASSA foster child funding.


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https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/sassa-kzn-suspends-over-38000-grants-here-s-why/

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