COVID-19: Sassa to make double payments to relief grant beneficiaries

File: People queueing outside the offices of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa).

File: People queueing outside the offices of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa).

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JOHANNESBURG - The South African Social Security Agency will make double payments of the R 350 special relief grants this week.

According to a statement, the double payments are for outstanding June and July accounts.

READ: How to apply for the COVID-19 special relief of distress grant

Sassa has also reconsidered some applications for May and updated its database.

"SASSA also reconsidered applications made in May against updated databases received, which resulted in an additional approximately 1 million applicants being approved for the grant," read the statement.

Beneficiaries who receive their money through the Post Office have been advised to visit the premises only once they receive an SMS.

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