SASSA SRD Application 2023-2024

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SASSA SRD Application 2023-2024

SASSA SRD Application 2023-2024 | Since its inception in the year 2005, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has been in the business of helping to meet the needs of the needy and vulnerable in society. The grants of the SASSA are for South Africa citizens and permanent residents in South Africa.

Following the hardship brought to many people by the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency introduced the Special Relief of Distress, otherwise known as the SRD. As the year 2023 moves on and into the next year of 2024, we intend to, by this piece, guide you into how to apply for the agency’s fund for people who have been hard hit by COVID-19

Eligibility Criteria for SASSA SRD Application 2023-2024

To be able to apply for the SRD for the year 2023 and 2024, you have to be sure you qualify to apply per the requirements: The following listed are the eligibility criteria for the SASSA SRD.

  1. You must be a permanent resident in South Africa, or must be a citizen of South Africa.
  2. You must be at least 18 years of age
  3. You should be earning less that the minimum wage or have no source of income or financial support
  4. You should not be on any other grant or any other form of social or unemployment insurance
  5. You should not have applied for or received any grant from the SASSA before
  6. Once you meet all of the requirements listed, you can continue with your application process.

How to Apply for SRD Grant:

The agency has created a number of ways in which one can apply for a grant.

  1. Online: You choose to visit the official site of the agency and then register. Once you register with your personal details such as your ID, your contact information and banking details, you can apply online.
  2. WhatsApp: You can also send a WhatsApp to the line of the agency at 082 0468 553. You will receive a feedback that will require you to provide your personal details to enable you apply for a grant.
  3. SASSA Offices: You can also locate any of the SASSA offices close to you and then pick up forms and fill them. After that, you will attach all the supporting documents and submit them.
  4. Post Office: With your ID and supporting documents, you can visit the post office and apply for a grant.
  5. USSD: Dial1347737# from your phone, you will receive prompts and you have to follow these prompts to finish up your application process.

Documents Required for SRD Grant:

To apply for the SRD grant, you will need to provide the following documents:

  1. Your ID document.
  2. Proof of income, such as a recent payslip or bank statement.
  3. Proof of residence, such as a utility bill or lease agreement.
  4. Any other relevant documents, such as a death certificate if you are applying on behalf of a deceased person.


Since the COVID-19 pandemic is still with us, it is only reasonable that the intervention which is supposed to have ended still opens its arms to receive applications. Therefore if you still have a need, go through the requirements to find out if you quality to be assisted. Once you do and have all the supporting documents, go ahead and apply.