Transitional glitch’ blamed for SASSA grant payment delays
Most people have been patiently waiting for their R350 SASSA Covid-19 social relief grant and also SASSA has asked many beneficiaries to be patient as the agency was experiencing a delay in payments. A statement was released by SASSA stating that there will be a delay in payments due to the transition in government financial years.
The CEO, Totsie Memela said, "SASSA os currently busy with these end-of-financial year tasks which have delayed payment." This year the government decided to extend the relief grant and unfortunately the closing date was announced soon at the end of January 2021.
It is reported that more than 86 000 new applications were received by SASSA for February alone. More than 10 million who applied and also qualified for the relief grant will be paid on a monthly basis.
The SASSA CEO, Mamela has promised the beneficiaries that they were working tirelessly to fix the situation and also apologized for the inconvenience.
It is reported there are more than 17 millions of South Africans our there who rely on this grant. It wss so disappointing to see them complaining about the delay. Now SASSA has assured beneficiaries that payments will be made soon as the administrative procedures had been finalized.
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