The special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant

The special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress GrantThe President declared a National State of Disaster as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic. In this regard he introduced a special Covid 19 Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) of R350 per month for 6 months to be paid to individuals who are currently unemployed, do not receive any form of income, social grant or UIF payment etc.This Social Relief of Distress Programme was confirmed in the Regulations made under Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002): Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19, as amended.
Applicants will need to provide the following information

  • Identity Number or Department of Home Affairs Refugee permit number
  • Name and Surname as captured in the Identity Document
  • Gender and Disability
  • Contact details – Cell phone number
  • Residential Address
Important to noteApplicants will have to sign a declaration and consent to their information being validated and shared with other organisations and financial institutions such as SARS and banks. A detailed declaration and consent document is available on this website.During the application process, applicants are expected to agree or disagree to this document by confirming for instance through a yes or no option. Successful applicants will have to provide their banking details for payment purposes or their bank of choice for a cash transfer.How does the SRD R350 grant workFrequently asked questions
How do I confirm that I still qualify for, and need this SRD Grant?

You can also confirm your application via:

  • WhatsApp: 082 046 8553

You only have to confirm your existing application once via this web site or the above WhatsApp number and not many times on every channel.
SASSA will only process one confirmation received from each applicant.

How do I apply for this SRD Grant

Or you can use the following channel:

  • WhatsApp: 082 046 8553

You only have to apply once via this web site or the above WhatsApp number and not many times on every channel.
SASSA will only process one application received from each applicant.

Asylum Seekers and Special Permit HoldersAsylum Seekers and Special Permit Holders who are registered on the Home Affairs database and whose Section 22 Permits are valid, or were valid on 15 March 2020 can now apply for the Special Covid-19 SRD R350 grant.Applicants will have to sign a declaration and consent to their information being validated and shared with other organisations and financial institutions such as SARS and banks. A detailed declaration and consent document is available on this website.During the application process, applicants are expected to agree or disagree to this document by confirming for instance through a yes or no option.Frequently asked questions

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Application status

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Application for reconsiderationIf your application was declined for any period and you had zero income in the preceding month, you may submit an application for reconsideration by clicking on the button below.

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How do I change my banking detailsIf you are an approved beneficiary of the SASSA SRD R350 Grant and you wish to change your banking details, please submit your ID Number below. An SMS containing a secure link, unique to you, will be sent to the mobile phone number with which you registered during application.Click on the link in the SMS and follow the instructions carefully.Should you select payment into a bank account, please ensure that you are the owner of the account. SASSA cannot pay your grant into another person’s bank account.Should you select the money transfer option via one of the major banks, please ensure that the mobile phone number on which you received the SMS is registered in your name. SASSA cannot pay your grant into a mobile phone number which is registered to another person.Please also note that the new banking details will only be used for future payments, after verification.

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Request Names and Surname UpdateApplicants who’s SRD Grant application was declined based on incorrect names and surname information provided, can complete the fields below and request that their information be updated.Please ensure that you enter your ID Number, names and surname exactly as it appears in your South African green ID Document or on your Smart ID Card. Your names and surname will only be updated if it matches your details on the Department of Home Affairs database.

Select SAPO branch for Payment CollectionIf you have outstanding Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant payments to be collected at the Post Office, you may select the SAPO branch where you wish to collect, by clicking on the button below. This will assist to ensure that we are able to schedule your collection as soon as possible.

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Cancel my ApplicationIf your conditions changed so that you no longer need or qualify for the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant, you may cancel your application by clicking on the button below.

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Reinstate my canceled applicationIf you previously canceled your special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant, but would like to reinstate it, please click on the button below.
Updated: August 27, 2021 — 08:29