The newly reinstated Social Relief Of Distress Grants that have started being administered from August has failed to pay beneficiaries that have opted for the cash send payment method. According to a reports over 1.5 million people have not received their R350s for both months. Sassa spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi has indicated that this delay was caused by the fact that they haven't been given a go ahead by banking institutions.They also had to undergo a procurement process and wait for the National Treasury to approve.
When are people going to be paid?
As stated in her statement, immediately after the Treasury approves their request, beneficiaries will be paid all of their money dating back from all of the months they've been approved for. She continued to say that she empathise with everyone that has been subjected to this inconvenience, but the law must be followed at all times.
For those that chose cardless payment option at ATM's they are called to update their banking details before Thursday. Failure to do so, SASSA will arrange to pay them through the Post office. What are your thoughts about SASSA's incompetence and failure to put all the necessary systems for smooth payments? Let us know in the comments section below, we'd love to hear from you. For updates on this story and more, make sure you follow us and be on the loop.
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