The short answer
No, the new social grant is for people who receive no other form of income
The whole question
I am 62 years old and receive no other money besides what I collect from the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF). Am I eligible for the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant of R350?
The long answer
We're afraid you are not eligible as you receive a GEPF grant and the new social grant is only for people who receive no other form of income at all.
We saw that GEPF pensioners would receive a 3.6% annual pension increase from 1 April 2020, so we hope that may make some difference to you.
Answered on June 1, 2020, 9:28 a.m.