Social Relief Distress Grant

By | March 21, 2023

Social Relief Distress Grant

Social Relief Distress Grant Application

Applications for Sassa relief distress grant for the fiscal year 2024–2025 are now being accepted, therefore applicants may apply at this time.  It is encouraged that applicants submit their applications well in advance of the deadline to avoid disappointment.  The Sassa R350 grant candidates are informed that no documents need to be uploaded and that personal information will be provided electronically. In order for Sassa to contact them and inform them of the results of their application, applicants must make sure that Sassa has their mobile number (cell phone number).
The SRD Grant is intended for South African citizens, refugees, asylum seekers, and holders of special permits who are between the ages of 18 and 60 and have insufficient means or do not receive social grants on their own behalf,  and are not eligible for or do not contribute to UIF payment, and have no other financial support. The Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD Grant) is implemented with the Minister of Finance’s approval and is administered in accordance with section 32 of the Social Assistance Act, 2004 (Act No. 13 of 2004).
If Sassa rejects your application, you have the option to file an appeal with the Department of Social Development within the month that your application was rejected. After your application is rejected, you will receive information on how to file an appeal. Every month that the application is turned down without an appeal request, the initial judgement will stand.

Social Relief Distress Grant Application Date

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. Application is done each month of the year usually in the first week of the month.

Read: Social Distress Grant Application 2024/2025

Who Is Qualified For Social Relief Distress Grant

The following are the peoples who qualify to receive Sassa Srd grants;

  • You must be a South African Citizen
  • You must be a Refugee in South Africa
  • You must be an Asylum Seeker in South Africa
  • You must be a Special Permit Holder in South Africa
  • You must be between 18 and 60 years old
  • You must meet the means test, with an income of R624 or less per month
  • You must be unemployed and NOT be receiving financial support from any other source
  • You must have insufficient financial means to support yourself
  • You must NOT be receiving any other social grants
  • You must NOT be contributing towards or eligible for UIF payment
  • You must NOT be receiving a stipend from NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme)

Types Of Social Relief Distress Grant Available In South Africa

The grants are:

  • Older person’s grant (old age pension)
  • Child support grant
  • Care dependency grant
  • Grant in aid (if you live on a social grant but need someone to take care of you)
  • War veteran’s grant
  • Foster child grant
  • Disability grant

Social Relief Distress Grant Application Requirements

Applicants or their proxy will need to confirm or provide the below information to enable SASSA to consider their application:

  • Confirmation that they have read and accepted the clauses in the Declaration and Consent Documents
  • Personal Details
  • Mobile Number (cell phone number)
  • Employment Information and Lifestyle Sustainability Information
  • Banking Information

Social Relief Distress Grant Application Process

Sassa Srd 350 grant applicants are to go by the following steps to apply:
Social Relief Distress Grant Application Via Whatsapp
  •  Send a message via WhatsApp to 082 046 8553
  •  Provide your personal details
  •  You will receive a Reference number, an OTP and a link to click
  •  Click on the provided link, fill in your OTP and verify your account
  •  Fill in your surname and ID number
  •  Confirm the personal details that you provided via the WhatsApp chat

Social Relief Distress Grant Via Online Portal 2024

  •  In your internet browser, visit the SRD Website
  •  Fill in your ID number and mobile number and click “send SMS”
  •  You will receive a 6-digit OTP via SMS
  •  Insert the OTP number on the SRD website and click “verify pin”

Read Also: Sassa R350 Grant Online Applications

Social Relief Distress Grant Via Sassa Chatbot 2024

  •  In your internet browser, visit the SRD Website
  •  Click on the SRD R350 Grant assistance chatbox
  •  Fill in your ID number and mobile number
  •  On the chat, choose the option to apply for the SRD R350 grant
  •  Click on the SRD website link provided by the SASSA Chatbot
  •  Follow the SRD website steps

Sassa Contact Details

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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