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How to apply to get the R350 grant relief for the unemployed during lockdown

The Department of Social Development will further advise on the requirements needed to access and apply for the funding. iBusiness reckons there will be a portal that will cross-search if you are unemployed and not receiving any income, UIF and/or any other grants.
But however the process will be, each unemployed South African, who doesn’t receive social grants and/or UIF payments is eligible.

View President’s Speech in Text

“a special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant of R350 a month for the next 6 months will be paid to individuals who are currently unemployed and do not receive any other form of a social grant or UIF payment.”

“We have recognized that the food distribution capacity of government is not adequate to meet the huge need that has arisen since the start of the epidemic.” added the president.

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The President of South Africa, further stated that: “To reach the most vulnerable families in the country, we have decided on a temporary 6- month Coronavirus grant.”

“We will direct R50 billion towards relieving the plight of those who are most desperately affected by the coronavirus.”

“This means that child support grant beneficiaries will receive an extra R300 in May and from June to October they will receive an additional R500 each month.

All other grant beneficiaries will receive an extra R250 per month for the next six months.”


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Samantha Allison Scott 7 June 2020 at 3:42 am

Hi there how you?
I applied over whatsapp and then I received a reference
I.D number, a ONE TIME PIN and a link I should go in then I went into the link they asked my OTP for verification and I punched in my OTP after that I checked my status and then I received a application
I.d number where it also says that I was pending for may 2020.. But ja once I receive a application I. D number what’s next for me to do.. Bcoz there no further steps….

Nozuko Madikazi 6 June 2020 at 4:30 am

I did not receive may payment of 350

Daniel 4 June 2020 at 11:58 pm

Hi. Since i registered i only received a reference but when m trying to check my status is says. Not available. What can i do from there???

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