How to Get Government Grants
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How to Get Government Grants
An unemployment grant is an agendum through which unemployed people are granted money to get their livelihood in this pandemic condition. This grant is given to those who deserve it defector. For this purpose, special criteria are on a deserving basis.
As it is universal phenomena that every country is facing unemployment, when a person is facilitated by some organizations NGO’s or other stakeholders for developing employment strategies and subsidizations, it’s called unemployment grant, encouragement and abet. Usually, it may be arranged and conducted by the government strongly, but other contributors and shareholders can participate in this schedule.
Applications for the Social Relief COVID-19 Social Relief
Special COVID-19 emergency assistance applications are submitted electronically only.
Since the date of approval, the amount of special social assistance for COVID-19 is R350 per month. Applicants are paid from the month of their application – there is no retrospective payment.
Your Applicants must be:
- South African citizens, residents or refugees who are registered with the Home Office.
- Residents are living in the Republic of South Africa.
- Over 18 years old.
- No income received.
- Do not receive social subsidies.
- Have not received unemployment benefits and are not eligible for unemployment benefits.
- No subsidy received from the National Student Financial Assistance Program.
- I have not received any other COVID-19 response support from the government.
- Do not live in a government-funded or funded institution.
What information is required for grant application:
- Identification Number.
- The name and surname recorded in the ID.
- Gender and disability.
- Bank details such as bank name and account number.
- Contact details like a mobile phone number.
- Proof of your residential address.
South African Social Security Agency
SASSA does not require applicants to scan supporting documents such as ID cards, proof of address or bank statements.
By applying, the applicant agrees that SASSA verifies financial and other information against government and financial institution data sources (including SA Revenue Services and banks).
Providing false information in an attempt to qualify for funding is illegal and will lead to prosecution.
How to apply for the application:
- WhatsApp: 0600123456 then select SASSA
- USSD: * 134*7737#
- Email: SRD@sassa.gov.za
- Call centre IVR: 0800 60 10 11
- Website: https://srd.sassa.gov.za
- Paper applications are not accepted.
- Payment is made through the channel of your choice.
- Citizens who do not have a bank account can also apply. In this case, payment will be made by bank transfer once all necessary verifications have been completed.
- After the application is approved, SASSA will ask for bank account confirmation through a secure site -it can be done online.
- Any applicant has the right to request confirmation that this request comes from SASSA to protect themselves.
- The application is free of charge: there is no charge – applicants are advised not to purchase “application forms” – these are not true and will not be processed.
- Please take into account that no one provides their bank details.
- SASSA only asks for bank details after the application has been approved.
- All beneficiaries and applicants may not disclose their PIN or CVV number on the bank card’s back to anyone, not even SASSA.
How to Change payment preference?
Clients can be
- You can Change one payment method to another.
- Choose to receive the subsidy from the post office in the bank account of their choice and vice versa.
- Transfer payments from one bank to another
- Use a cell phone registered with his name only to select the cash on delivery option.
- Child benefit beneficiaries receive an additional R300 in May and a further R500 each month from June to October.
- For the next six months, all other scholarship beneficiaries will receive an additional R250 per month.
- In the next six months, a special Covid-19 emergency social assistance fund R350 will be provided each month to Covid-19 to individuals who are currently unemployed who have not received any other forms of social grants or UIF grants.
- The SASSA will implement a technology-based solution to promote food aid widely through vouchers and money transfers to ensure that aid recipients are faster and more effective.
- The Ministry of Social Development is also working with the Solidarity Foundation, NGOs, and civil society organizations to distribute 250,000 food parcels across the country over the next two weeks.
Payment of grants
- Payment of social assistance through ATMs and shops
- A confirmation has been received from the Banking Association of South Africa (BASA) indicating that the bank is ready to proceed with the payment cycle. The ATM will be refilled on time during the billing cycle from March 30th.
- The bank will also send messages to remind customers to give preference to the elderly and disabled.
The store has confirmed it is ready. The newly received list of large-scale stores will be shared with NATJOC to help SANDF and SAPS support plans. The retailer confirmed its containment measures:
Payment of social security benefits in cash
- SASSA maybe deploy at least one manager at each payment point to assist with queue management and inquiries – staff will be equipped with protective equipment (masks and gloves) and wear hand sanitizer
- SAPO pledges to provide a hand sanitizer to all customers – hand sanitizer treatment will be performed before entering the short queue
- Access to payment points is limited to control social distance
- SAPO employees must be equipped with masks and gloves
- Security personnel are equipped with masks and gloves
- Postbank call center (available 24/7) on 0800 53 54 55 to handle issues and complaints related to SASSA / SAPO card replacement, PIN reset and non-payment
- From May 2020, disability and senior benefits will be paid from the 4th day of the month. All other grants are produced from the 6th of each month.
Social shelter for food parcels in need
SASSA will issue Social Assistance Funds (SRD) in the form of food bags to provide temporary assistance to those who need it urgently and cannot provide for their family’s basic needs. SRD is paid to South African citizens, permanent residents or refugees who are financially deficient. This is the default for eligible people:
Those on temporary disability benefits that expire in March 2020;
Those who suffer from disasters in their community such as floods and fires as defined by the Disaster Management Act of 1978;
If a breadwinner in the family died and the application is made within 12 months of the date of death;
When everyone in a family is unemployed and needs government assistance in the form of food parcels;
Households with children in the lead;
If you are not working for six months for medical reasons