By STAFF REPORTER
Approved applicants of the special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grants have until 30 November to collect their unclaimed funds at the Post Office.
Unclaimed grants were to be forfeited on 31 August 2021, but the deadline has been extended until the end of next month.
The Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu announced the extension through the recently published Ministerial Directions.
Payments not withdrawn by the end of November 2021 will be forfeited to the State to fund other government priorities.
SASSA CEO Busisiwe Memela-Khambula, said, “It’s an early Christmas for the first cycle’s approved beneficiaries who could not claim their benefits at the Post Office.
“We acknowledge that this special grant goes a long way in assisting the most vulnerable in society. Therefore we urge approved clients who have unclaimed funds from the previous cycle to collect them as soon as possible.”