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SASSA: Post Office confirms new collection sites for covid-19 relief grants

Social development minister Lindiwe Zulu announced that the second cycle of social relief grants would be made available from Friday 6 August 2021.

Link: https://twitter.com/postofficesa/status/1440270053035810819?s=21

As of Tuesday 21st September 2021, SASSA an entity of the Department of Social Development can confirm that people can now collect their R350 grants at Boxer and Pick n Pay stores. People can only go to these designated pay points once they have received an SMS from SASSA confirming date and time. No one will be assisted without an SMS confirmation. Over a month into the second cycle, many applicants have lost confidence in SASSA. This is due to the lack of urgency of payments and the misinformation provided to them. SASSA came out over two weeks ago requesting beneficiaries to change their payment methods to the banking method to allow for a seamless process. Unfortunately, this has caused a lot of confusion and with over 8 million applications received from all nine provinces the pressure is on for the government to deliver. Some payments are channeled through direct deposit into approved beneficiary accounts, however not everyone has access to one. Government has allocated 26,7 billion to pay out social relief grants for a period of 8 months for people who aren’t employed or have lost their job during the pandemic.The relief package is set to kick in from August 2021 until March 2022.

If applicants are still struggling to apply, they will need to call the SASSA customer care line to make enquiries 0800 60 10 11. Alternatively, applicants are encouraged to apply again on the SASSA website after 30 days if they're the application was denied due to various reasons such as UIF registered, debtor, nsfas registered and the list goes on. Make sure you keep checking the website to ensure all your details are correct and if there's a mistake, make sure to use the correct channels to address it.

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