All SASSA offices across the Western Cape, will now be working overtime and on the weekends, to address the disability grant crisis.
Disabled grant seekers have been struggling for weeks, after their temporary disability grant came to a grinding holt in 2020.
The city’s offices have been inundated with those seeking help, as several offices remained closed due to the corona virus pandemic.
The majority of the country’s affected beneficiaries, around 52 000, are here in the Western Cape.
Last week, local government pressure in Atlantis saw officials agree to extended their hours.
SASSA Regional spokesperson, Shivani Wahab, says they’ve now had a request for staff overtime payment approved.
“In an effort to accelerate service delivery, all SASSA offices in the Western Cape, will be operational from Monday until Saturday , and working hours have been extended due to the high demand for services in respect of lapsed disability grants in the Western Cape”.