SASSA reviews rejected COVID-19 relief applications

SASSA reviews rejected COVID-19 relief applications

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) says it's decided to investigate the high number of rejected COVID-19 relief grant applications. 

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In early June, about 50% of the applications did not meet criteria. 

SASSA's Sandy Godlwana says the majority of those who did not qualify were already receiving or had qualified for Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF). 

READ: Lapsed grant beneficiaries urged to contact SASSA's hotline

She says they have taken the decision to request an updated database.

"Out of this reconsideration process, it emerged that 85% of the UIF cases which were previously deemed not to be qualifying actually do qualify. 

"They have been approved and are being made aware of this development, individually, as and when the decision has reached.

"Everyone affected will receive an SMS requesting them to provide their banking details. It is important to respond to the SMS as quickly as possible to follow the link provided," says Godlwana. 

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