With the new law in place, more persons in need will be able to receive the Department of Social Development's R350 Social Relief Distress (SRD) grant.
The Department of Social Development has previously stated that raising the means test income level to R624 will make the payment more accessible. Therefore, about 5 million people were turned down for aid because they had more than R350 in the month they applied.
Current Regulations for the R350 SRD Grant
On Monday, August 15, Lindiwe Zulu, minister of the Department of Social Development, announced in the government gazette that the monthly income criterion would be raised to R624.
We're going to fix the official record. This photo is courtesy of the Social Development Administration.
According to recently released data from the South African Social Security Agency, more than half of all winners of R350 SRD awards are under the age of 30. (SASSA). Specifically.
Sixty percent of SRD applicants are younger than 35, forty percent have recently graduated from high school, and five percent have bachelor's degrees or higher. The group asserts a connection between this and the roughly 63% youth unemployment rate.
As of July 19th, 4 088 873 out of 5 298 817 approved candidates had received their R350 allowance, as reported by the Social Security Administration (SASSA).
According to reports, SASSA has started paying June's applicants, and those who successfully appealed their denials can anticipate their awards in August 2021. By June 2022, just about two-thirds of the entire 5,273,000 claims will have been paid.
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