R350 grant beneficiaries need to reapply - Social Development

R350 grant beneficiaries need to reapply - Social Development

The Department of Social Development is urging people who still require the R350 social relief of distress grant to reapply. 

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The Covid-19 grant was extended from April this year to March 2023, even though President Cyril Ramaphosa lifted the national state of disaster for the pandemic. 

The online application system went live on Saturday. 

The department’s Lumka Oliphant says they want to make sure that those who desperately depend on the grant for food aren’t left out.

“Given that the Covid-19 SRD will now be provided for under a new legislative framework, and that additional qualifying and assessment criteria will be added, those in need of assistance will have to apply for the Covid-19 SRD or reapply if they were previously in receipt of this grant. 

“Fortunately, the entire application system remains a purely digital process, thereby enabling quick access and turnaround times.”


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