No buying of unemployment grant applications

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As applications for the national unemployment grant continue to stream in Sassa warns people from “buying forms”. This comes after all applications for the lockdown grant can only be made on electronic devices.

According to Free State Sassa spokesperson, Motshewa Maleka, applicants who attempt to buy forms will not be considered. “No paper based applications will be accepted and there is no charge to apply. Applicants are cautioned not to buy ‘application forms’ as these are not genuine and will not be processed,” she explained.

No supporting documents such as ID, proof of address or bank statements need to be scanned during the application process. Maleka expressed that the applications are made completely over electronic devices and information will be validated electronically.

“Once applications are approved Sassa will request confirmation of bank account through a secure site. This will also be done electronically. Any applicant has the right to request confirmation that this request is from Sassa to protect themselves. Payment will be effected through deposit directly into your bank account if you have one,” said the spokesperson.

However, residents without bank accounts may also apply. Payment will be effected through a money transfer, once all the necessary validations have been completed.

“Applicants are requested to submit only one application through one channel to avoid clogging the system with multiple applications by the same person,” stated Maleka.

Apply for the unemployment grant on the following platforms:

WhatsApp: 082 046 8553
USSD: *134*7737#
Email: srd@sassa.gov.za
Website: srd.sassa.gov.za

Nomaqhawe Mtebele

nomaqhawe@mahareng.co.za