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- Sassa has given a lifeline to all rejected applicants of the R350 Covid-19 grant.
- In early June, discontinuance to 50% of processed capabilities did now not qualify via the standards.
- Bigger than 2.5 million applicants have already been paid in the past from over 3.2 million who applied.
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has given a lifeline to all rejected applicants of the R350 Covid-19 particular grant.
Sassa has promised to search out out why many capabilities were rejected.
Sassa spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi mentioned they were taken aback by the excessive assortment of applicants.
Letsatsi mentioned they’ve made up our minds it shall be rapid-witted to rethink the capabilities sooner than subjecting them to an allure direction of, which comes at a price and resultant delays, notably to miserable of us impacted negatively by the nationwide shutdown.
“In early June, discontinuance to 50% of processed capabilities did now not qualify via the standards. Over 70% of oldsters that did now not qualify were either receiving or qualifying for UIF benefits, in conserving with the database that Sassa changed into the usage of then to sift via the capabilities.
“Subsequently, Sassa took a decision to hunt data from an up to this level database to rethink the declined UIF conditions, reasonably than advising the aggrieved applicants to employ the appeals route,” mentioned Letsatsi.
Letsatsi mentioned it has additionally emerged that 85% of the UIF conditions, which had been beforehand deemed to now not qualify, actually carry out qualify.
Bigger than 2.5 million applicants have already been paid in the past from over 3.2 million who applied for the Covid-19 grant.
Sassa CEO Totsie Memela mentioned: “Updating the UIF database has brought this form of reduction to us and the affected beneficiaries. The numbers will upward thrust day-to-day till now we have paid all deserving those that were beforehand declined.”