Beneficiaries of the R350 SRD grants should expect delays for their August grant following introduction of the new regulations and anticipated grant increment.
In early August, Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu gazetted changes to the grant regulations. She released a statement saying “I, Lindiwe Zulu, Minister responsible for Social Development, with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance, hereby make amendments to the Regulations relating to Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress as set out in the Schedule.”
Zulu is calling or asking that the grants amount be increased from R350 to R642 per month. This is order to align with the food poverty line.The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) said more people can apply for the grant as regulations have been amended.
Applicants who have an inflow of funds in their bank accounts of less than R624 (for that particular month) qualify to receive the grant with effect from August 2022.