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Disability SASSA Grant Payment Dates in June 2024

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Disability SASSA Grant Payment Dates in June 2024

Disability SASSA Grant Payment Dates in June 2024. Millions of people rely on SASSA grants to survive every month. SASSA has revealed when disability grants will be paid in June 2024.

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has confirmed its payment dates for June 2024, including the payment dates for the Disability Grant.

The Disability Grant specifically supports low-income South Africans with mental and physical disabilities.

Payment Dates

SASSA will pay the June 2024 Disability Grants on 5 June 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the Disability Grant, applicants must:

  • Be South African citizens, permanent residents, or refugees living in South Africa.
  • Be between 18 and 59 years old.
  • Have a permanent and severe disability confirmed by a medical report no older than 3 months.
  • Pass a means test (disabled individuals and their spouses, if applicable).
  • Not be in a state institution or already receiving another social grant.

A single person can have an income of R 97,320 or R 194,640 for a married person. The asset threshold for a single person is R 1,379,400 and R 2,758,800 for a married person.

Application Requirements

Before applying for the Disability Grant, applicants must:

  • Undergo a mandatory medical assessment.
  • Download the Medical Assessment Referral Form and have it completed by a healthcare professional at a medical facility.
  • Proceed with the formal grant application only after receiving the assessment results.

Grant Amount

If approved, recipients of the Disability Grant can receive a monthly payment of up to R2,080, providing essential financial support to alleviate the economic burden associated with disabilities.

Conclusion

The June 2024 Disability Grant payment dates announced by SASSA signify a crucial lifeline for individuals with disabilities, ensuring timely assistance and support to those in need within the South African community.

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SASSA SRD Grant Verification Checks May Exclude Many

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SASSA SRD Grant Verification Checks May Exclude Many

SASSA SRD Grant Verification Checks May Exclude Many. Millions of South Africans depend on the social relief provided by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa). However, recent changes to the verification process for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant have sparked significant concern among stakeholders, who fear these changes might exclude many deserving individuals from receiving aid.

Introduction of Verification Checks

Sassa has introduced a new verification check for SRD grant beneficiaries to ensure that the grants are disbursed to the correct individuals. This new measure includes identity verification checks done through facial recognition technology. While this step aims to maintain the integrity of the grant distribution process, it has raised alarms among various groups.

Verification Process Details

The verification process includes randomly selecting SRD grant applicants for additional checks. Applicants receive two SMS messages, with the second message containing a link that initiates the facial recognition process. It is crucial for applicants to complete this process within 72 hours, as the link expires after three days.

Concerns and Challenges

Access to Technology

A significant issue with the new verification process is that it assumes applicants have access to smartphones and the internet. Many beneficiaries, particularly those in remote or impoverished areas, lack these resources, making it challenging to complete the facial recognition check.

Process Suspension

Failure to complete the verification process results in the suspension of the SRD grant. Although Sassa has not disclosed the exact number of affected individuals, the potential impact is substantial, considering the number of SRD beneficiaries ranges between 7.5 million and 8.5 million.

Delays and Communication Issues

Beneficiaries with the necessary technology are also experiencing concerns about potential delays in their grant payments. For instance, Lerverch Pieters, unemployed since January 2024, reported delays and expressed worry about the impact on his family, who depend on the grant.

Elizabeth Raiters from #PayTheGrants criticized Sassa for inadequate communication regarding the new verification process. She warned that many beneficiaries might miss their June payments due to these issues. The organization has flagged the problem with Sassa, urging them to address the communication gap and provide better support to beneficiaries.

Conclusion

The introduction of verification checks by Sassa aims to ensure the proper distribution of SRD grants and prevent fraud. However, the reliance on technology for facial recognition and the lack of clear communication pose significant challenges for many beneficiaries. Immediate action is needed to address these issues, ensuring that deserving individuals are not unjustly excluded from receiving essential support.

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