Most of us know what the R350 Sassa grant is for. And, we know that it has been extended a couple of times. Now for a whole year. But, how long will the R350 Sassa grant last? Will it be made permanent?
These are the questions that many people are wondering and asking about the SRD grant. We might not know all the answers, but here is what we know about the grant and how long it will last. And, as we saw over the last couple of years, this information can change overnight.
The R350 was extended till March 2023
The R350 Sassa grant was instated in May 2020 and was instated for six months till October 2020. It was extended for a couple of months, and then it was extended until March 2022.
However, in February 2022, it was announced that the SRD grant was extended till the end of March 2023. Meaning that it was extended for a full year. Marking two years that people received the R350. Some only start applying for the grant after they have learned more about it. At the beginning of May 2020 and June 2020, people were unsure about the grant and who could apply for it. Now millions have applied for the fund, and thousands will still apply until the end of March 2023.
Will the R350 be made permanent?
This is the question that everyone has. Will it be made permanent, and if it is permanent, will the country be able to afford the grant?
No one knows if this will be made permanent. And when will it be made permanent. It was just said that they are considering making this a permanent Sassa grant. There are also some questions about why all the Sassa grants increased this year, but not the R350 grant? Some were hoping to get an amount that is closer to R500, while others were hoping for R700. However, till next year March 2023, the amount will stay the same.
What will happen next year? Your guess is as good as ours. We don’t know, and we can’t really speculate. Those receiving the grant just hoped that it would be instated permanently.
Till when can we still apply for the grant?
The good news is that even if you don’t qualify for the grant now, you might qualify for it later this year. And then you can apply for the grant. The applications are going through reassessments each month. Just because you receive it now, you won’t automatically receive it till the end of March 2023. And, visa versa.
You can apply for the grant till the end of February 2023. For the last payment that South Africans will receive. And, if it is going to be instated permanently, there will not be an end date to the applications for the R350 SRD.
For those that still don’t know how to apply for the grant
Yes, there are still people that don’t know how they can apply for the R350 Sassa. The government has made the application process easy, and there are different ways how you can apply for the grant. The only thing that they do ask is that you don’t go into a Sassa branch to apply for the grant.
- You can send a WhatsApp to 0600 123 456 and select Sassa.
- Using the USSD code. The code that you should dial is *134*7737#. Just follow the on-screen guide
- You can also send an email to [email protected]. You can send all the required documents with your email and apply.
- The call center is also available to assist with applications. This is only something that takes time because there are many callers each day
- This is the easiest method. To register and apply directly to their website. srd.sassa.gov.za is the site that you need to go to.
How long with the R350 Sassa grant last? Will it be extended beyond 2023, or will it be made permanent? Will the amount increase, or will it stay the same next year as well? These are some of the questions people have about the grant. We have answered you with all the information we have. Some things are still unsure and that isn’t known to the public.