New Sassa Payment Dates for March 2022
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is responsible for disbursing social grants on behalf of the South African Government under the Department of Social Development for qualifying citizens of the Republic of South Africa. Millions of people in South Africa receive some form of social assistance from the South African Government.
Types of Social grant
The grants varies from your disability grant, care dependency grant, war veteran grant, foster care grant, old age grant to your child support grant. Recently South Africa has introduced another grant called the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant to assist unemployed people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
These grants are disbursed on a monthly basis by The South African Social Security Agency, mostly referred to as Sassa.
Does Sassa have a R350 Grant Fixed Payment Date?
SRD grant has no fixed payment dates and also that they are not paid during the dates when other grants are being paid. www.linkon.co.za will publish Sassa SRD R350 payment dates for March 2022 when released by Sassa or the Post Office.
Now when are Sassa March payment dates for 2022?
Here below are the Sassa dates for March 2022. Note that these dates were released earlier so there may be changes if Sassa decides otherwise.
Sassa released the following Sassa grant payment dates: Sassa dates for March 2022
Older Person’s grants / Sassa pension dates for March 2022
Older pension’s grants will be paid from 3 March 2022. This includes any grants linked to these accounts.
Sassa Disability grants pay dates for March 2022
Disability grants will be paid from 4 March 2022. This includes any grants linked to these accounts
Other Sassa Grants except R350 SRD Grant
All other grants will be paid from 7 March 2022.
Which grant are you expecting? Have you applied for the SRD R350 grant?
Did you know that if you have applied for the Sassa SRD R350 grant in 2021, you don’t have to apply for the extended grant period? Yes, if you have been approved already, you don’t have to reapply. The only people who can apply or send appeals are those whose applications have been unsuccessful.
Your R350 Grant Status says “UIF Registered” DO This now
The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has called on Covid-19 R350 Social Relief Of Distress grant applicants to appeal their ‘uif_registered’ rejection status on the SASSA website https://srd.sassa.gov.za
A number of SRD R350 grant applications have been rejected with the status ‘uif_registerd’. If you are registered on the UIF system this will automatically make you ineligible for the SASSA SRD grant. This is because SASSA’s system determines that you are benefiting or eligible to benefit from UIF support.
This has caused challenges for people who do not receive benefits from the UIF but are wrongly being told that they are registered on the UIF database. This had led to people visiting labour department centres around the country to appeal their grant status.
The UIF explained that SASSA is responsible for the distribution of the SRD grants. Therefore, the appeals should be logged with SASSA.
Follow these steps to have your R350 SRD grant reconsidered by SASSA
Visit the SRD Website: https://srd.sassa.gov.za
Step 1: Find the Application for Reconsideration tab.
Step 2: Click on where it says ‘click here to apply for reconsideration’.
Step 3: You will be asked to provide your ID number and Mobile number.
Step 4: Follow the prompts to complete the reconsideration of your payment.
You can also call the SASSA toll-free call centre on 0800 601 011