Victims of the deadly KwaZulu-Natal floods are urged to apply for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant for Disasters.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR THE SASSA SRD DISASTER VOUCHERS?
The relief grant is meant for people who are unable to meet their families’ most basic needs.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE VOUCHERS:
SASSA provides foods vouchers worth R1200 to each affected family during a crisis or disaster.
The value of the relief grant increases to R3960 (R1980 x 2), which is available in food vouchers or cash to a family whose members died because of the disaster.
School uniform is provided to learners who lost [a] uniform during a disaster:
- Girls are eligible for assistance worth R2700
- Boys are eligible for assistance worth R2500
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE FOOD VOUCHER:
To apply for the food voucher, affected families are requested to get in touch with their ward councillor or a social worker.
HOW LONG WILL YOU RECEIVE THE GRANT?
The grants are valid for one month, according to SASSA, “because it is expected that people’s lives will normalise and the other form of SRD, including R350, will still be available for people who are experiencing hardship.”
An assessment is done, and then an application will be processed immediately. The grant is then issued to the approved beneficiaries.
Contact the SASSA Toll-Free number at 0800-601-011 or the SASSA regional call centre at 033-846-3400.
Meanwhile, in the latest about the floods the body of a woman, employed as a domestic worker, who was trapped in her room since 12 April was retrieved by the Gift of the Givers’ team.
CEO and founder of Gift of the Givers Dr Imtiaz Sooliman said his organisation was called to assist with finding the body of a domestic worker on Wednesday, 20 April. According to Sooliman, the woman had been trapped inside a house since 12 April.