Social Relief Of Distress Grant How To Apply

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Social Relief Of Distress Grant How To Apply

Social Relief Of Distress Grant How To Apply

The Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) is a government programme that provides financial support to qualifying persons who are experiencing extreme economic difficulty. During the pandemic, the South African government established the Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD Grant). The SRD grant’s goal is to give financial help to people who do not have the resources to maintain themselves.

The Social Relief of Distress grant (SRD Grant) is managed in accordance with Appendix 32 of the Social Assistance Act, 2004 (Act No. 13 of 2004) and is implemented with the approval of the Minister of Finance. To be eligible for this grant, applicants must be eligible and meet all conditions.

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Who Qualifies For Social Relief Distress Grant?

To qualify for the SRD, certain criteria must be met. SRD grant eligibility criteria include;

  • Be a South African Citizen
  • Be A Refugee in South Africa
  • Be an Asylum Seeker in South Africa with a valid Section 22 permit or visa
  • Be a Special Permit Holder in South Africa (under the Special Angolan Dispensation, the Lesotho Exemption Permit Dispensation or the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit Dispensation)
  • Be between 18 and 60 years old
  • Meet the means test, with an income of R624 or less per month
  • Be unemployed and NOT be receiving financial support from any other source
  • Have insufficient financial means to support yourself
  • NOT be receiving any other social grants for yourself
  • NOT be contributing towards or eligible for UIF payment
  • NOT be unreasonably refuse to accept employment or educational opportunities
  • NOT be receiving a stipend from NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme)

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How To Apply For Social Relief Of Distress Grant

To apply for an SRD grant, you can either apply online via the SRD official website, through Whatsapp, In-person at the SASSA centre or office, Chatbox. The following are some procedures for applying for an SRD grant;

To Apply Online ;

  • Visit the SASSA services official website on any device with internet connectivity
  • Register as a new user on the SASSA services website, by clicking the yellow “Register”
  • Provide the required personal information
  • Log in to the SASSA services website using your newly created username and password.
  • Click on “Apply for a Grant” and then select the type of grant you wish to apply for.
  • Fill in the grant application form by providing all the required information.
  • Print the affidavit prepared by SASSA and get it certified by an oath commissioner. Print, sign, and mail your affidavit together with the Bank Payment Form.
  • Upload the following certified supporting documents in PDF format.

Apply In-Person;

  • Visit a SASSA office close to you
  • Completed the SASSA application form in the presence of a SASSA officer
  • After completing the application form completely, you will be given a dated stamped receipt that includes the name of the SASSA official who aided you with your application.
  • keep your receipt as proof of application

Apply 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

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SRD Verification And Validation Of Application

SASSA compares your personal information provided(ID number, name, and surname) to a database maintained by the Department of Home Affairs. SASSA compares your ID number to recognised databases such as UIF, SARS, and NSFAS. Fraud risk scoring is performed in collaboration with fraud protection partners, and your ID number and mobile number are verified against recognised databases. Your application is then either approved or refused with a reason. That concludes the application procedure!

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SASSA Grants Contact Details

For any further queries, please contact SASSA directly:

For more information visit the official website of Sassa.