The South African Social Security Agency offers different grants to provide financial aid to the needy citizens of South Africa. Many people, including students, unemployed people, orphans, and others, are receiving these aids to meet the daily necessities of life. The agency has announced numerous grants to facilitate the people, but some have misled the people by providing fake information regarding the R700 grant.
Although SASSA has announced various types of financial aid to the people, there is no such grant as R700 offered by SASSA.
The fake information on various platforms has confused people, and some individuals are looking for ways to apply for this grant. But the truth is that it has not announced any grant named R700. The following are the further details regarding this fake information.
Official Grants Offered By SASSA
To prevent fraud and misinformation in the future, you must be aware of the official grants offered by SASSA. The following is the list of the official grants offered by SASSA to provide financial aid to various citizens in South Africa.
- Older Persons Grant, also known as Old Age Pension (For people aged 60 or above)
- Child Grant, also known as Child Support Grant (For people aged below 18)
- Disability Grant (For disabled people)
- Unique COVID-19 SRD Grant, also known as COVID-19 social relief of Distress (For jobless people)
- War Veteran’s Grant (For people who fought WW2 or the Korean war)
- Foster Child’s Grant (For foster children)
- Grant in Aid (Additional funding)
- Care Dependency Grant (For foster parents or caretakers)
SASSA’s Reaction To The Fake News Of the R700 Grant
Because of the widespread, fake information regarding the R700 grant, many individuals need clarification and look for various ways to apply. They can’t find the authentic websites that lead them to apply for the grant because SASSA offers no R700.
The South African Social Security Agency officials have clarified that the agency has never announced the R700 grant. Moreover, SASSA states that there is no additional grant in SASSA policy apart from the official grants offered by the agency.
What To Do If You Find A Fake Advertisement?
Though the South African agency has made it clear that it has not announced any additional grants except the ones already offered by SASSA, some people continue to mislead people by providing fake advertisements. If you also see fake advertisements regarding any additional grant except the official SASSA grants, you must follow the following steps.
- The first thing to do when you see a fake advertisement on a website is to take a screenshot and copy the URL of that website.
- You can immediately inform the police about how a website spreads fake information to mislead people.
- Apart from contacting the police, you can also file a complaint on the official website of SASSA so it can remove the advertisement.
- Furthermore, you should contact the helpline of SASSA to file a complaint so that the agency can take immediate measures to take legal action against that website.
- Lastly, you can post a screenshot of the fake advertisement on social media and label it fake to guide other individuals and save them from fraud.
Hence, there are no such grants like R700 offered by SASSA.