THE South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has reassured caregivers that they can apply for the R350 SRD grant using their SOCPEN generated numbers.
THE South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has reassured caregivers that they can apply for the R350 SRD grant using their SOCPEN generated numbers.

Sassa makes provision for caregivers without ID cards

By IOL Reporter Time of article published Sep 16, 2021

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DURBAN: Caregivers, who do not have a 13-digit South African Identity Document (ID) number, can still apply for grants using the 7777 SOCPEN generated system.

“Caregivers, who do not have a 13-digit SA ID number, but are using the 7777 SOCPEN system generated number, provided by Sassa, are eligible to apply for the Special Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant of R350," Sassa said in a statement on Thursday.

The agency said, once the application for the Special SRD Grant has been approved, these caregivers – who are in receipt of child grants – will have their grants paid through their Sassa payment card.

These beneficiaries are advised not to collect the money at the SA Post Office, but to access it at Mechants or bank ATMs.

Sassa said caregivers must ensure, when capturing their personal information, that it matches the information provided during the grant application for the child support grant, foster care grant, or care dependency grant.

Caregivers who do not recall their 7777 SOCPEN system generated number, provided by Sassa, should contact the Sassa toll free number on 0800 60 10 11.

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