Applications for social relief grant open

Applications for the R350 Social Relief of Distress grant will open from tomorrow. And government is promising additional pay points and slicker, more improved, systems. eNCA's Lindokuhle Xulu is following this story. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Applications for the Social Relief of Distress grant are open.

The Social Development Department said there will be more pay points and improved systems.

READ: Zulu urges people to reapply for social distress grant

The government is partnering with retailers and banks to make pay points more accessible.

The first payments are expected to be made in the last week of August.

There were more than 10-million applications when the grant was offered previously.

Six million of those were approved.


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