Social Relief Grant Application

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Social Relief Grant Application

Social Relief Grant Application is the process of accessing the grant of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA). This relief grant is for people who the agency consider as being in “dire material need”. From the year it was established up till now, the agency has become a lifeline for many individuals and families. The agency is backed by a government legislation to perform its activities.

The aim of this piece is to showcase how you can put in an application that will be approved.

Social Relief Grant Application

The social relief grant is also known as the Social Relief of Distress (SRD). This scheme covers a number of cluster of people. The latest to be added to this cluster is the people affected by the negative effects of COVID-19. Even though the pandemic has subsided, its effects is still with a lot of people. This group of people can also apply for the social relief grant.

Eligibility criteria for Social Relief Grant Application

Make sure you qualify for the grant before you apply. The following are the key requirements you have to look out for before you apply: According to the SASSA any of these conditions or combination of these will qualify you.

  • You should be waiting for some payment of an approved social grant.
  • You should be medically unfit for work for a period 6 months or more
  • Your bread winner is deceased, in which case you are to apply for relief in three months from the date of death.
  • Your bread winner has been admitted to an institution that is state funded. This could be prison, psychiatric hospital, state home for older persons, treatment center for substance abuse or child and youth care center.
  • You have suffered some natural disaster as defined in the Disaster Management Act or the Fund Raising Act, 1978.
  • You are as of the time of applying not receiving any assistance from any other organization or.
  • If you are refused the grant, it will lead to you suffering undue hardships.
  1. You must be a South African citizen, permanent resident, or a refugee with a valid permit.
  2. You must be above the age of 18.
  3. You must not be receiving any other form of social grant or unemployment insurance.
  4. You must not be employed or receiving any income.
  5. You must not have a bank account.

Application Process for Social Relief Grant Application

The SASSA SRD grant can be applied for online, via WhatsApp or by visiting a SASSA office. The online application process is the most convenient and quickest method.

To apply online, follow these simple steps:

  • First open the official site of the SASSA online:
  • Look for the “SRD Grant” link on the homepage and click on it.
  • If this is the first time you are applying for the grant, you will have to register first.
  • You register by supplying some details about yourself: These include your name, your ID number, your telephone number and your residential address
  • After registration, an SMS will be sent to your number with your username and password.
  • Now, with the username and password given you, you can now log into your account
  • Go ahead and fill in the application form now by supplying the requested information such as your personal details, your bank details, and contact information.
  • Upon completing the form online, click on the “submit” button
  • Waiting patiently for a confirmation message

You can always check the status of your application by logging in to your account and clicking on the “check status” button.

To apply via WhatsApp, follow these instructions:

  • First, save the SASSA WhatsApp number (082 046 8553) to your contacts
  • Then, send a message to the number that says “Hi” or “Hello”
  • Once you do, you will receive a prompt for your application
  • Follow this prompt to complete your application
  • Now, give your banking details where you can receive your assistance.
  • If you don’t have a bank account, select “cash payment option”

After you submit your application, you will receive a reference number via WhatsApp that you can use to check the status of your application.

In conclusion

Applying for social relief grant has been simplified to make it easy for applicants. This is why the methods of application have been varied so that you don’t need to visit the offices of the agency. Go through these methods carefully to know which of these will be comfortable with you before you begin your application process. Once you follow these steps and instructions carefully, you can be assured of a successful application