Beneficiaries must now reapply for the R350 grant, here’s why

The Department of Social Development has previously said grants are handled through the National Disaster Statement, but since that ended the Welfare Act has had to be reinstated, which has its own requirements .

With the end of the National State of Disaster that has been put in place due to COVID-19, those who were previously receiving the R350 Distress Welfare Grants will have to re-apply, according to the Ministry of Health. Social development.

Africa Melane spoke to Paseka Letsatsi, Communications Manager at Sassa, about why this needs to happen and the process that will be followed.

Letsatsi says that previously grants were handled through the National Disaster Statement, but since that ended the Social Assistance Act has had to be reinstated, which has its own requirements.

This means recipients will need to reapply to follow the requirements of the Welfare Act in order to continue receiving their R350 support.

During the State of the Nation address earlier in April, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the grant would be extended until March 2023.

For more, listen to the full interview below..

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