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.
“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.
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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