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SASSA extends re-registration date

16 April 2013 No Comment

Beneficiaries of social grants, who have not yet re-registered, have until the end of April 2013 to do so, following an extension by the Social Development Department.
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said the department’s decision to extend the re-registration period was based on the fact that social grants were the only source of income for many beneficiaries.
She said that from the beginning of May, her department will start sending out letters of notification to inform non-compliant beneficiaries of the intention to stop their social grants within 90 days of notification.
The system, introduced in February 2012, forms part of government’s commitment to strengthen, modernise and improve the integrity of the social security system and to eliminate all forms of fraud and corruption.
Minister Dlamini allayed the fears of the people, especially the sick, frail and senior citizens over the age of 75 years, as well as care dependency grant beneficiaries that the department would continue with the scheduled home visits until the end of May 2013. SASSA CEO Virginia Petersen also conveyed her appreciation to all beneficiaries who have heeded the call for re-registration especially senior citizens where an over whelming majority have re-registered before 31 March 2013.
For more information, contact SASSA’s toll free number 0800 60 10 11 or CPS toll free number on 0800 60 01 60.

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