5 Million SASSA R350 SRD Grant Applications Approved

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) released a press statement on the 29th of July 2022 stating that as of 19 July 2022, approximately 5 298 817 R350 SRD grant applications were approved, and 4 088 873 of those have received payment.

The statement reveals that approximately 60% of people who applied for the R350 grant are youth, which correlates with the youth unemployment rate of 63%. Of all the applicants about 5% of them hold tertiary qualifications.

SASSA is extremely concerned about the high unemployment rate in South Africa mostly amongst the youth, thus, the agency remains committed to playing its part in fighting the scourge of unemployment. In the past months, the agency has made progress with issuing payments for this special grant.

To increase the number of approved applicants, SASSA has amended some of its qualifying criteria to suit the majority of applicants. They have increased the maximum allowable income from R350 to the food poverty line of R624.

SASSA would like to remind aspiring applicants that the application for the Covid-19 SRD is strictly online and not at the SASSA offices.

For any enquiries regarding the special grant, you may contact SASSA’s toll-free customer care line on 0800 60 10 11 or send an email to [email protected]

Check out the SASSA R350 Grant Payment Date for August 2022