Sassa Relief 2024/2025

By | February 21, 2023

Sassa Relief 2024/2025

Sassa Relief Grant 2024/2025

The South African government established the COVID-19 SRD Grant, also known as the Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD Grant), with the purpose of providing financial aid to persons who lack the means to maintain themselves. The SRD grant has a minimum age restriction and numerous additional requirements, the same as other SASSA programmes. The grant award is R350 per month, for as long as candidates meet the requirements.

Applications for the SRD Grant can be submitted via WhatsApp, the SRD Website or via the SASSA Chatbot. To apply for the SRD Grant, you will need a mobile phone, computer or laptop and internet access. If your application has been approved for the Older Persons Grant, Disability Grant or Children’s Grant, you may be wondering when you will receive your grant payment.

Should your application be denied, you will have the right to appeal the SASSA decision by lodging an appeal with the Department of Social Development in the month your application was declined. The process to lodge an appeal will be provided with the notification that your application has been declined. Failure to request an appeal for each month that the application is declined will result in the original decision being sustained.

Who Is Eligible To Apply For Sassa Relief 2024/2025

The following people who are in following distress can apply for a relief grant:

  • You need help while you wait for your children’s grants to be processed
  • A crisis or disaster has occurred (e.g. your house has burnt down)
  • You do not qualify for a grant, and you are in a desperate situation
  • You are unable to work for a period of fewer than six months because you are medically unfit
  • You are unable to get maintenance from the other parent of your child or children
  • The breadwinner in the family has died
  • The breadwinner has been sent to prison for a short time (less than six months)
  • You have been affected by a disaster, but the area or community in which you live has not been declared a disaster area.

Read: NSFAS Documents Needed 2023/2024

How Much Does It Cost To Apply For Sassa Relief 2024/2025

  • Applicant dont pay any amount to apply for Sassa Relief Grant. The service is free.

How Long Does It Take For Sassa Relief Application To Be Processed 2024/2025

  • Your application will be processed immediately.
  • Once your application is submitted, it will be assessed for credibility and your genuine need for the service.
  • Even if you do not have all the documents, you will get your first month’s food parcel, voucher or cash.
  • Remember to take all the documents to the officer before the second month’s payment is due. If you do not, you may not get your second and third month’s food parcel, voucher or cash.
  • If there is no change in your circumstances after you have received the grant for three months, you may apply to have the grant extended for another three months.

Documents Needed To Apply For For Sassa Relief Grant

Applicants are to submit their application with the following documents:

  • Your 13-digit bar-coded identity document and your children’s birth certificates.
  • If your identity document and/or birth certificate are not available:
    • an affidavit commissioned by a Justice of the Peace. The affidavit must contain a clause which indicates that the provision of incorrect or inaccurate information will result in prosecution in terms of Section 21 of the Social Assistance Act, 2004.
    • a sworn statement by a reputable person who knows the applicant and the child. This may be from a councillor, traditional leader, social worker or minister of religion.
    • proof that an application for a birth certificate or identity document has been lodged with the Department of Home Affairs.
    • where applicable, a temporary identity document issued by the Department of Home Affairs.
    • a baptismal certificate.
    • a road to health clinic card.
    • a school report.
  • Please Note: No application can be processed without the sworn statement/affidavit.

Also Read: Social Relief Grant Application

Sassa Relief 2024/2025 Application Process

The step to step process listed below will guide you to apply for a Sassa relief grant in South Africa:

  • Apply for social relief of distress at your nearest South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) office or visit
  • Submit your application by attaching all the required documents as requested by Sassa
  • If you do not have an identity document and birth certificate, an affidavit from your local police station, chief or councillor, a religious leader may be enough proof.
  • Show proof that you:
    • have applied for a grant
    • have had an emergency (e.g. provide a police report that your house burnt down)
    • have tried to get maintenance
    • have no other support
    • are married, divorced, or single
    • have no income
    • have a short-term medical disability.

Sassa Contact Details

South African Social Security Agency (SASSA)

All active SRD R350 grant applications or reapplications made since April 2022 will automatically be considered for each month until March 2023. Existing applicants can update their responses to the screening questionnaire here, at any time, should their circumstances change or to correct errors. Visit the official website of Sassa For More Details.

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