SASSA Stats 2022

SASSA Stats 2022: SASSA Covid-19 R350 Grant Application Stats

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SASSA Stats 2022 are provided by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to inform the public about the current SASSA Covid-19 R350 Grant Application Status in South Africa. As of February 2022, over 10-million South Africans had applied for the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant. These SASSA Stats were provided by Social development Minister Lindiwe Zulu. In this article, you will learn more about SASSA Stats in South Africa.

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What is SASSA Stats?

SASSA Stats are facts which are obtained from analyzing information expressed in numbers. Stats is an abbreviation for ‘statistics’. SASSA Stats help the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to know the exact number of South Africans who rely on grants given by the government.

As of 2022, for many households in South Africa, grant payments have replaced salaries as their source of income since some people lost their jobs due to Covid-19 global pandemic.

Although the Special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant will be terminated at the end of April in 2022, the SASSA Stats provided on a monthly basis indicates that there are still many South Africans who are applying for the SASSA R350 Grant.

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How to Check SASSA Stats in South Africa

If you are interested in reading more about the SASSA Stats, you can visit the SASSA statistic page here.

Funds for the R350 grant came from the R500 billion social and economic relief package announced by President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa in March 2020.

During 2020 more than half of South Africa’s population – 61% – received some form of social grant according to statistics released by the Brookings Institution, a US research group.

The COVID-19 grant is targeted at individuals above the age of 18, unemployed, and neither receiving any income nor any other social grant or support from the UIF (Unemployment Insurance Fund).

According to SASSA Stats in South Africa, as of mid-October 2020, 18.5 million COVID-19 grants were distributed to 6 million unique individuals since May 2021, resulting from more than 10 million applications.

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