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If you make an income of R624 a month or less, you will qualify for R350.

Minister of social development Lindiwe Zulu announced that more people will be getting R350 after over a half of applications where rejected in the first round of applications for 2022. 

The Social Relief of Distress Grant in short SRD was introduced during COVID-19 lockdown by the president in order to help Sounth Africans who are unemployed to at least buy food in 2020. A lot of people did benefit from this grant but is seem to be something different this year as lot of people did not receive the grant. 

About 11 million people applied for social relief grant early April 2022 but only 5 million people were approved leaving the rest with rejections. One of the reason for rejection was that most people where having an income of R350 and above per month. According to one of the biggest newspaper in the country Times live people where tracked using banking details and by the application form.

Now people will be given another chance to apply again but the grant is limited to those who make R624 or less a month. Should it be that an applicant gets over R624 a month the application will be rejected. The department will work with banks in order to get information. Even if people use more than one bank and shoould it be that the department finds that an applicant makes more than R624 a month the application will be rejected. 

Good luck to those who will be applying and to those who will be sending appeals.

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Lindiwe Zulu Social Relief Times


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