Sassa considering new database for rejected R350 relief grant applicants

Sassa considering new database for rejected R350 relief grant applicants
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JOHANNESBURG – The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) on Tuesday said it was considering creating another database for applicants who failed to obtain the R350 relief grant.

Many applications were rejected because they didn’t initially meet the criteria.

Sassa said after careful screening, it turned out that more than 70% of those who had been rejected actually do qualify.

The R350 grant is part of government’s COVID-19 relief package aimed at helping unemployed South Africans who are not receiving any form of income.

Sassa said last month, about 50% of processed applications did not qualify in terms…



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