The Social Development Department has outlined which social grants will be extended until the end of 2020.
Legislation has been signed off by minister Lindiwe Zulu, allowing two social grants to be extended. These include the temporary disability grant and the temporary care dependency grants.
Below lists who qualifies for the incentive:
SASSA will reassess some decisions, taking into consideration the reasons provided in applications for reassessment.
Going forward, temporary disability grants that lapsed in July, or were due to lapse between August – October 2020, have been extended until 31 December this year.
Care dependency grants that were extended to October, or were due to lapse between November – December 2020, have been extended until 31 December this year.
There will be no ‘October lapses’ for the aforementioned recipients.
“Care dependency grants, which were extended to October 2020 under the Directions published in the Government Notice of 9 May 2020, and care dependency grants that will lapse during the months of November to December, will not lapse in October 2020, but will continue to be paid until 31 December 2020.”
It has been decided by the minister that the SRD grant will become a permanent fixture in the country.
The government is aware that the operation costs could increase every year.
The R350 grant payments made to millions of South Africans could cost between R30-50 billion, which the country is not in the place to do right now.
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