Question NW2343 to the Minister of Social Development

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26 July 2022 - NW2343

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)With reference to the report of the Auditor-General for the 2020-21 financial year, with what total amount did the debtors book increase in the specified financial year, due to the R350 grant overpayment; (2) (a) what total number of ineligible beneficiaries received (i) food parcels and/or (ii) vouchers in the past financial year and (b) to what total monetary value?


(1) To date, there is no COVID-19 SRD Grant debtors recorded by either SASSA or DSD. Pending further investigation, an estimated amount of R11 million was recorded as a disallowance under miscellaneous due to recipients who may have potentially wrongfully benefited from the grant.  However, I must point out that this an estimated figure as the final will only be known after the investigation has been completed. The debt management process will only resume once a definitive overpayment has been confirmed or established.

2 (a) (i) and (ii) None. Any applicant who does not meet the eligibility criteria for the SRD does not receive it.

(b) None.

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