Ever since the Covid-19 social grant for unemployed was introduced last year, the payment methods and dates never ran smoothly. It is always a struggle for the grant applicants to get paid on that particular month.
— SASSA (@OfficialSASSA) March 30, 2021
With Easter just around the corner, as expected there are many concerns about when the money will be paid. Many grant recipients are awaiting the money as some only rely on it to make ends meet.
Please ignore the message below, it does NOT come from SASSA. Social Grant payment dates for April 2021 are scheduled as follows:
Old Age Grants- from 06 April
Disability Grants- from 07 April
All other Grants- from 08 April pic.twitter.com/Qh7VzwqxGH
— SASSA (@OfficialSASSA) March 29, 2021
The month of March is coming to an end and the statuses are still pending, no one has been approved or paid yet and there is no sign that the money will be paid before Easter which is just 2 days away.
It looks like the recipients will have to go through Easter without the money, it doesn’t look like SASSA will come through for them after the answers SASSA gave to worried applicants on social media.
The below information is false and does not come from SASSA. The special COVID-19 SRD grant has only been extended until April 2021 #SASSACARES #COVID19SRD @The_DSD @nda_rsa @GCISMedia @GovernmentZA @PostofficeSa pic.twitter.com/1whWkqmBZj
— SASSA (@OfficialSASSA) March 23, 2021
People were hoping that the money would pay on the 1st as it did last month, however that may not be the case, SASSA has made ot clear that there is no fixed date for the money to be paid and there is still no date set for it to be paid.
We may not know how the payment system works but it is always late and very slow, and Applicants get frustrated each month waiting for the money to be paid.
In addition the Covid-19 social grant for unemployed is set to expire next month, the month of April is the last month of tge special Grant, there us no sign of extension this time around.